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Bargains might be found in unlikely places

The Internet has made numismatics truly international. An upcoming March 16 sale proves my point. It was advertised in the Numismatic News that went to press yesterday. Readers of Numismatic News collect mostly U.S. coins, so they might be surprised … Continue reading

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Get ready for big price for fantastic error

I have had a year’s worth of emails about cent errors due to discoveries of two new ones at the beginning of last year. What will the sale of an incredible Year 2000 Washington quarter/Sacagawea dollar mule bring me? I … Continue reading

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Billionaire buys Seated silver dollars

A billionaire has purchased a set of Seated Liberty silver dollars with the help of David Lawrence Rare Coins. The Virginia Beach, Va., numismatic firm announced Feb. 13 that it had acquired the set on behalf of a partner, Dell … Continue reading

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Coin collectors gather ‘secret’ financial information

While Wall Street tries to figure out why the stock market tumbled from January records, coin collectors might be sitting on the answer. We are not superior economic experts, but we do monitor something that might prove to be useful. … Continue reading

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Well done, Mint, on order limit

Are United States Mint new issues order limits making a comeback? I hope so When the new American Liberty one-tenth ounce 2018 gold proof coin went on sale Feb. 8, the Mint imposed a household order limit of five coins. … Continue reading

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Can new British mint service possibly succeed?

The British Royal Mint is going into the coin authentication and valuing service. Can you believe it? You should. With countries moving to cashlessness, what’s a mint to do to stay relevant in the 21st century? The Royal Mint announced … Continue reading

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Kagin catalog cover design contest deadline nears

Calling all artists. Gold and silver coins will be given as prizes for two designs. What kind of designs, you may ask? Specifically, Don Kagin is looking for a catalog cover for his March 2018 American Numismatic Association National Money … Continue reading

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Get your bullion tax deduction right

The April tax deadline looms. Taxpayers are looking for every deduction they can find. One of the big ones is a contribution to a personal Individual Retirement Account. These deductions can be as much as $6,500 per person. Why not … Continue reading

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Coin wisdom doesn’t come from daily fluctuations

Will the stock market continue to plunge today after big selloffs Friday and Monday? Coin collectors who have 401(k) plans and IRAs probably want to know. Bitcoin, the darling of fad chasers, has plunged 62 percent from its recent peak. … Continue reading

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Finding silver in change raises question

When was the last time you found a silver coin in your change? For me, it was last year. When it was is not in my memory. I  received a silver dime. A Numismatic News reader in Florida has reported … Continue reading

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