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Spink to Offer Sarawak 1945 Small Change Notes

On Jan. 15, during Spink’s NYINC World Banknotes Sale, highly collectable examples of all three known denominations of Sarawak 1945 small change notes will be of offer: 1 cent, 5 cents and 10 cents. Their provenance could not be better: … Continue reading

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Mint Issues 2020 Ornaments

While many of us have turkey on the brain, the U.S. Mint has been busy readying and taking orders for its 2020 holiday ornaments, both of which became available to collectors Nov. 20. The 2020 Mighty Minters Ornament features Mighty Minters … Continue reading

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A Message from United States Mint Director David J. Ryder

Editor’s Note: The following message from David J. Ryder, U.S. Mint director, regarding the Mint’s numismatic program was posted on its website Nov. 18.   Dear Mint Customers, I want to take this opportunity to speak to you about the … Continue reading

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Demand for Collector Coins Holds Strong

The demand for both collectible and intrinsically impacted coins doesn’t seem to be pausing, even to come up for air. While there have been recent gyrations in the spot price of gold, silver and yes, even copper, none of this … Continue reading

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Record Silver Shortage in 2020?

On Nov. 17, the Silver Institute issued their annual interim Silver Market Review. This report was prepared for the Silver Institute by consultants at Metals Focus. This Review includes historical supply and demand statistics and projected 2020 data. You can … Continue reading

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Moneyers Not ID’d on U.S. Coins

Has the United States ever identified a moneyer on our coins? The identity of the moneyer or mintmaster on a coin dates from the time of the ancient Greek city-states; however, the United States has never marked our coinage with … Continue reading

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Lucky Aussie to Win First Coin of 2021

The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has a new format for the annual First Coin of the Year event, according to a Nov. 16 press release. To ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff, the event, which is … Continue reading

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Farewell to Dan Shattuc

By Michael S. Turrini Daniel O. Shattuc, of Sunnyvale, Calif., has passed away. While Dan had been enduring poor health and assisted care for recent years, he was once an active advocate for our hobby spanning 40-plus years, serving in … Continue reading

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Carson City Museum Nets $4,625 for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The Nevada State Museum, Carson City, raised $4,625 for the COVID-19 Relief Fund during its Oct. 30 minting of special medallions on historic Coin Press No. 1. A portion of the proceeds from medallion sales go to the COVID-19 Relief … Continue reading

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U.S. Mint Site Crashes Nov. 5

Mint Fails to Think of Customers First Several weeks ago, the U.S. Mint announced it would issue a special U.S. silver Eagle proof coin to commemorate the end of the Second World War. Because I am enrolled as a customer … Continue reading

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