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The Lyndon Baines Johnson Coin and Chronicles Set sold out Oct 27. The sellout occurred 3 hours and 57 minutes after the set went on sale at noon Eastern Daylight Time on the Mint’s website, according to an official statement. … Continue reading
The Commission of Fine Arts had different ideas for designs of the 2017 and 2018 issues of the Native American $1 coin than did the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. CFA members recommended that the 2017 coin featuring the theme of … Continue reading
As the Great Depression deepened in the early 1930s, banks were experiencing a surge of customers withdrawing their balances. Since the Federal Reserve had established fractional banking, a process where banks could loan many times the actual reserves held by … Continue reading
An 1864 $500 Interest Bearing Note, one of only two of its design type known, leads the Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ November Baltimore official currency auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo, Nov. 5 and 9. The rarity is … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc The Royal Canadian Mint is once more demonstrating it is on the cutting edge of technology. The RCM recently unveiled its Bullion DNA Anti-Counterfeiting Technology device, a counter-top device meant to detect fake Gold Maple Leaf and … Continue reading
By Kerry Rodgers Pre-sale reports of Dix Noonan Webb’s late-September sale dwelled largely on the many rarities on offer from the Bullmore, Manville and Cattermole collections. In the event it was a wildcard entry that stole the show. Late in … Continue reading
Designs for two more gold medals that will honor World War II Code Talkers were recommended by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee when it met recently. Deferring to the designs preferred by the Pueblo of Laguna Tribe Code Talkers, the … Continue reading
The two-cent piece is an interesting denomination that does not seem to attract interest today. Obsolete denominations tend to have less demand and the two-cent piece has been out of prime production since 1872 when the last business strike was … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc Worthless broken bank notes were churned out by 19th century banks. Did any of these banks issue their own coins? The closest thing we have to what I would have called “broken bank coins” are company store … Continue reading