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1792 issues in Heritage sale

Rare early federal coinage will highlight Heritage’s official Central States Numismatic Society Convention Signature Auction April 27-May 1 in Schaumburg, Ill. “We’re featuring two dismes that are pattern issues produced by the Mint,” said Greg Rohan, president of Heritage Auctions. … Continue reading

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2016 Mercury dime details revealed

A mintage limit of 125,000 was set by the U.S. Mint for the tenth-ounce gold Mercury dime that will go on sale at noon Eastern time April 21. No price was announced. The coin will feature a “W” mintmark on … Continue reading

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Eye-catching coins up for bid at CICF 2016 auction

Heritage Numismatic Auctions is sure to turn both ancient and world coin collectors’ heads when it calls the CICF 2016 Signature Auction. They will present the official auction of the 2016 Chicago International Coin Fair, taking place April 12-16, 2016, … Continue reading

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Indiana ends tax on coin purchases

Sales tax will no longer apply to transactions involving coins, paper money and precious metals as of July 1 under terms of legislation signed into law March 24 by Indiana governor Mike Pence. Indiana will become the 33rd state to … Continue reading

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No. 1 Kansas $5 Brown Backs discovery

By Peter Huntoon The pair of No. 1 Kansas $5 Brown Backs shown in this column—one from the The First National Bank of Washington, Kan. and the other from The First National Bank of Clay Center, Kan.—constitute the biggest discovery … Continue reading

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Mongolia starts Evolution coin series

Late last year Coin Invest Trust launched the first two coins of a new Evolution of Life series produced for Mongolia: a 38.61 mm, 1 oz .999 fine silver 500 togrog and a 11 mm, 0.5 g .9999 fine gold … Continue reading

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Bullion sales take tumble in March

Has the interest in owning the new year’s bullion coins died down? Are investors shying away from gold and silver? Whatever the answer, gold and silver bullion coin sales are down at the Mint during March. As of March 30, … Continue reading

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Repunched ‘D’ mintmark on cent

Robert Lawson of Ohio has come up with a fairly major Repunched Mintmark (RPM) variety on a 1948-D Lincoln cent that to the best of my knowledge is unlisted by all the entities that list modern die varieties.  The variety … Continue reading

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Trumping hard money

In the late 1970s, Conrad Braun started a company named the Gold Standard Corporation. In the years it operated, it issued a variety of gold, silver and platinum pieces containing stated amounts of metal content. For some of the designs, … Continue reading

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Trump medals on sale

Gold, silver and copper medals featuring presidential candidate Donald Trump have been created by Bernard von NotHaus. Featured on the obverse of each piece is a bust of the Republican candidate. On the reverse is the Torch of Liberty. So … Continue reading

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