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September bullion sales second best

September platinum, silver and gold bullion sales were the second best this year so far in terms of ounces sold. Platinum American Eagles, facing weak sales and a sales cut-off date of Oct. 1, had 2,700 ounces sold in September. … Continue reading

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Silver gets cheaper relative to gold

As of morning trading on Sept. 29, the gold/silver ratio exceeded 69:1. In my mind, that makes silver much more attractive for appreciation potential than gold (Even though I still like the intermediate to long-term prospects for gold). The big … Continue reading

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Rarities abound in upcoming sales

Named “The Philadelphia Collection,” William M. Rosenblum is preparing to auction what he considers to be “one of the best, most impressive and varied collections of major rarities of Israeli, Palestine, Egyptian and WWII materials” his firm has ever offered. … Continue reading

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Kuenker auctions set for October

Sales 253-257 will be called by Fritz Rudolf Künker beginning Oct. 4 and Oct. 6-10, in Osnabrück, Germany. Sale 253  features orders and decorations. Auction sale 254  will off coins and medals from medieval and modern times. Auction sale 255  … Continue reading

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Standard Catalog of U.S. Paper Money now in 33rd edition

Featuring up-to-date pricing on more than 10,000 listings, the 33rd Edition of the popular Standard Catalog of United States Paper Money is now available from Krause Publications. Compiled by George S. Cuhaj, editor, and William Brandimore, market analyst, the Standard … Continue reading

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Designs give reviewers a workout

If you do not believe the nation’s coin artists are busy, perhaps this issue of Numismatic News will persuade you otherwise. Pages are chock full of potential and recommended coin and medal designs as reviewed by the Commission of Fine … Continue reading

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Collectors overlook 1918-D Buffalo

It is definitely easy to overlook the 1918-D Buffalo nickel simply because a small number of its mintage were the famous 1918/17-D overdate. Of course, back in 1918, no one noticed and decades later when the 1918/17-D was discovered, it … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Coins wear in owners’ pockets

By Richard Giedroyc One recent question asked in your column is how long it takes for coins to wear. In 1982, when the new George Washington commemorative half dollar came out in silver I decided to carry one of these … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Dime find was recorded by camera

By Curt Wood A few old-timers can tell you something of what it was like to be a 10-year-old Young Numismatist in 1953, and I’m one of them. But I think it likely that I’m quite literally the only such … Continue reading

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Panels pick First Spouse designs

The first ladies of our generation now have their turn to grace the 2015 and 2016 First Spouse gold coins and bronze medals. The likenesses of Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Lady Bird Johnson will appear on the … Continue reading

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