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PNG gives scholarship to teenager

Our website seems to have entered a time warp this morning. We were transported back to late March. How long April and May material will remain invisible I cannot say. I don’t even know if this blog will show up when … Continue reading

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Do you know what osmium is?

Coin collectors’ warm and fuzzy feelings about gold and silver become decidedly cooler when it comes to platinum. Platinum also is a precious metal. One-ounce coins made from it have a high value. But the metal is not exactly familiar. How … Continue reading

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Looking for finds in all the wrong places?

Yesterday I wrote about finding 13 cents on the pavement in a parking lot. An old hobby friend wrote a response in an email to me that has me convinced that I do not move around in the right places. … Continue reading

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Recent reader experience beats mine

I am glad I am not the only one who will stop and pick up a cent. This morning’s blog depends on it. I was at an Aldi’s on Saturday morning heading for the car when I noticed a dime … Continue reading

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Highfill’s silver dollar book at triumph

Twenty-five years after the first one, the 2017 edition of the Comprehensive U.S. Silver Dollar Encyclopedia® has been published by John W. Highfill. The veteran Oklahoma silver dollar dealer, National Silver Dollar Convention founder and author has created a two-volme … Continue reading

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Two bronze 1943 cents in NGC group

Imagine being a Philadelphia Mint employee during World War II and walking away with two 1943 cents struck in bronze rather than the standard steel as well as two other wrong-planchet errors? Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has certified a group of … Continue reading

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Innovation as APMEX adds data

One of my favorite websites, APMEX, has added a new reason to visit. Usually I check the online coin and bullion retailer for current prices of things that are related to precious metals. However, the website also sells slabbed collectible items. … Continue reading

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We wait for a new Mint director

When are we going to get a new director of the United States Mint? It is a logical question anytime, but more so following the news that a Treasurer of the United States has been nominated by the President. The … Continue reading

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Step taken to new paper money issue

Signatures on the upcoming new series of U.S. Federal Reserve Notes will be of Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin paired with that of Jovita Carranza as United States Treasurer. This hinges on confirmation of Carranza by the U.S. Senate. She … Continue reading

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Gold auction results might be divine

Coin collectors understand the concept of a record price. Is there such a thing as a divine price? Last night a gold coin estimated at $300,000 sold for $517,000. It was in the Central States Numismatic Society sale conducted by … Continue reading

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