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A look back on Chet Krause

Chet Krause’s contributions to numismatics, as well as a large number of other hobbies, will always be remembered. Here’s a look back on his life:

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Big sales for Nixon, Ford coins

Someone’s betting big on Nixon and Ford Presidential dollar coins. From June 19 to 26, the United States Mint reports selling 1,416 Nixon and 1,407 Ford 100-coin bags of Philadephia-minted Presidential dollar coins. That amounts to $282,300 in face value. … Continue reading

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Low quantities for 1871-CC quarter

Carson City has a well-deserved reputation for very tough coins. The origin of the Carson City reputation is silver dollars. Thanks to Carson City Morgan dollars discovered in Treasury vaults and sold to the public, the coins that created the … Continue reading

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Tracking prices not an easy thing

Could the trend of the coin market be tracked by following the results of a weekly or monthly local coin show? It would be necessary to have all the dealers at that show share their invoices to track the transactions … Continue reading

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Hold on to ‘circs’ for better return in future

Thank you for writing your recent blog of May 23 and publishing it in the June 14 Numismatic News, comparing the increases of value in $1 of circulated silver coins (you got) 51 years ago, from 1965 to 2016. Then, … Continue reading

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Royal Dutch Mint to be sold

By Richard Giedroyc Your mother likely told you she hoped you’d make your own money some day. Well, this may be your big opportunity – if you’d like to own a mint! Following a string of problems that have cost … Continue reading

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‘Paymaster Collection’ to change MPC history

By Fred Schwan The best exhibit of Military Payment Certificates at the American Numismatic Associations’ World’s Fair of Money this August will not be on the exhibit floor. It will be in the Stack’s Bowers auction viewing room. Indeed, it … Continue reading

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Finland strikes coins for Denmark

By Kerry Rodgers Starting in 2017, the Mint of Finland will begin striking Denmark’s coins. In 2014 Danmarks Nationalbank decided to outsource production of all the country’s bank notes and coins. The reasons given were production costs and an anticipated … Continue reading

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Pakistan circulation gold, silver coins proposed

By Richard Giedroyc Could specie once more trump fiat money? Scholars attending the recent Islamic Ideology Council meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan, think so. IIC Chairman Maulana Muhammad Khan Sheerani is the head of this, the top religious organization in the … Continue reading

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Chet fondly recalled

Chet Krause’s positive attitude and dedication to numismatics is his lasting legacy to a coin collecting hobby he cared deeply for. Jeff Garrett, president of the American Numismatic Association, said he appreciates his time serving with Chet Krause on the … Continue reading

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