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Buffalo nickels Stack’s Bowers stars

Top-grade Buffalo nickels were among the stars of Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night Nov. 3 in Baltimore. The coins were part of an auction that stretched from Nov. 2 to Nov. 10 in public and online sessions. Bringing $105,750 was a … Continue reading

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First Lions dollar comes off press

The 2017 Lions Clubs International commemorative silver dollar was introduced at a special striking ceremony at the Philadelphia Mint Nov. 9. Lions Clubs International Centennial Committee Chairman James Franklin Moore III joined Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson to strike … Continue reading

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Mint strikes fewer coins in October

Output of the circulating coin denominations, cent through quarter, fell across the board in the month of October from the levels of one month before. The only increase came in the Presidential dollar coin column for the Denver Mint, which … Continue reading

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Size varies, but gold content same

Can coins of two different sizes contain the same half-ounce of gold? When it comes to First Spouse coins and the new gold Walking Liberty half dollar, the Mint says the answer is yes. The question cropped up when Numismatic … Continue reading

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Hobby is thriving, if you know where to look

By Matthew Andrews In the recent issues of Numismatic News, there have been many articles expressing views of the state of the coin collecting hobby. All have been depressing, to say the least. Comments range from the need to mentor … Continue reading

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Camel caravan, orchid notes to top auction

A 1951 China People’s Republic 10,000 yuan, Pick 858a, is expected to take top price in Heritage’s Dec. 7-9 World Currency Signature Auction. The sale is slated in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair at The Mira Hong … Continue reading

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China marks Long March anniversary

This past October saw the 80th anniversary of the Red Army’s Long March. This is one of the most significant events in modern Chinese history. It foreshadowed the subsequent rise of the country’s Communist Party with Chairman Mao at the … Continue reading

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New pound resists faking

In March Britain’s 30-year-old round pound will be on the way out, its place taken by a new, secure, bimetallic dodecagonal (12-sided) pound. On Nov. 1 the British Treasury launched a campaign to support retailers and other businesses in preparing … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (December 6, 2016)

Blog inspires quest for dateless Buffalo nickels Your blog on dateless Buffalo nickels really inspired me! Let’s see if I can make some finds. I’m going to get a bunch of rolls of dateless nickels and get date restorer. Wonder … Continue reading

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Proof of the Month

The First National Bank of Cannon Falls, Minn., charter 2387, lasted less than three years between 1878 and 1881 before being converted into the Citizens Bank under a state charter. During its brief existence the bankers used only $5s which … Continue reading

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