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Bullion Silver Eagle breaks record

More products are off sale as both the Mint and collectors look to the 2015 coin releases. The silver American Eagle bullion coin set a record year again on Dec. 31, finally selling out at 44,006,000 coins sold, up 130,500 … Continue reading

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Gold up in euro, yen and rand

As I write this on the morning of Dec. 29, the spot price of gold is at $1,193.  That means that gold at the moment is down 0.8 percent against the U.S. dollar since the end of 2013. However, gold … Continue reading

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New Zealand to get new bank notes

By Kerry Rodgers On Nov. 20 the Reserve Bank of New Zealand announced its long awaited new bank note designs. A full makeover of the country’s existing notes has been gathering pace over the past 12 months. The emphasis has … Continue reading

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Shekels of Tyre in Heritage sale

Heritage Auctions announced it will sell a unique collection of 38 ancient silver coins, all struck in consecutive years spanning the lifetime of Jesus Christ. These coins will go on the block during the firm’s Jan. 4-5, 2015, auction at … Continue reading

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BEP director Felix to retire

Larry R. Felix, director of Bureau of Engraving and Printing since 2006, has announced his plans to leave that position effective Jan. 31. Deputy Director Len Olijar will step into the post as acting director. In a message shared with … Continue reading

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Mint reopens Baseball dollar sales

In a suprise move Dec. 16, the Mint reopened sales of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame silver dollar since its sellout in early April. The Mint said that some 3,500 were available across the uncirculated and proof options. Buyers  … Continue reading

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Eagles not best way to own silver

The U.S. Mint charges $2 above the spot price when it sells regular silver American Eagle one-ounce coins to its handful of Authorized Purchasers. These APs are then responsible for the costs and logistics of picking up the coins at … Continue reading

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Collector discovers “Hot Lips” 1964-D Roosevelt dime

Numismatic News reader Mark Joyner of Pennsylvania has reported a 1964-D Roosevelt dime that exhibits one of the strongest examples of a coin sporting “doubled lips” as the result of Hub Doubling, or what most collectors refer to as a … Continue reading

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Want to be a Pawn star?

Here’s your chance to appear on cable TV with your rare coin or other historical item. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation will host the casting team of the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” TV show Jan. 9, 2015, at its booth at the … Continue reading

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Rare Palestine offering

A rare 1929 50 pounds Palestine Currency Board note is featured in Gemini Numismatic Auctions sale No. XII, to be presented by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., on Jan. 11 in New York. The sale is to being held at the … Continue reading

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