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De La Rue Fights to Turn Company Around

By Richard Giedroyc During early 2017 De La Rue stock was trading near the high point of its 52-week value. As of April 10 this year the stock was trading at the paltry figure of 14.3 percent of its 52-week … Continue reading

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1-, 2- Cent Euros May Be Dead

By Richard Giedroyc The European Union is considering phasing out its smallest of small change coins, the 1- and 2-cent euro denominations.  A recent work program for 2020 presented to the European Commission uses a 2018 study indicating there is … Continue reading

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Mint Enters the Coin Business

Mints have been in the business of selling as well as manufacturing coins for centuries. The United States Mint at one time sold individual proof coins directly to collectors. At a later date, the mint began issuing Mint and Proof … Continue reading

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German Mint Upgrades Equipment

By Richard Giedroyc It’s far from being the first time, but the 650-year-old Stuttgart Mint in Germany is getting three new coining machines. Its “partner,” the other state-run mint in Baden-Wurttemberg, will receive an additional machine also. The Karlsruhe Mint … Continue reading

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Details of Chinese Coin Hoard Published

by Richard Giedroyc An article posted to the Ancient Origins web site on Nov. 14 sheds some light on the details surrounding a vast hoard of coins discovered in 2011 in China. The treasure was discovered in the burial chamber … Continue reading

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British Mint Withdraws Brexit Coins

In an unprecedented and historic move, the British Royal Mint announced on several days notice that the British Brexit commemorative 50-pence coin anticipated to be dated and issued Oct. 31 will not be released. All existing examples were ordered to … Continue reading

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Crime Doesn’t Pay

British Treasure Trove laws are some of the most reasonable anywhere. These laws protect the landowner where something is discovered, allow museums and researchers the opportunity to study and perhaps acquire important finds, and rewards the finder. Treasure found in … Continue reading

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A New Mint is Born

The need for circulating coinage is being challenged by modern substitutes in many places around the world. Apparently the Philippines isn’t one of these places. On Sept. 13, the Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas or Central Bank of the Philippines announced … Continue reading

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Lots of British Round Pounds Missing

The ‘round pound,’ the ‘Maggie,’ or whatever you may want to call it, Britain’s round £1 coin has been replaced by a 12-sided coin meant to deter counterfeiters. Since the round coin has been declared redundant by the Bank of … Continue reading

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British Mint Issues Scarce Coins

In a recent interview with The CDN Monthly Greysheeet US Mint Director David J. Ryder said, “I have to create products they [young collectors] can actually collect at a reasonable price and put in their pockets.” Perhaps so, but any … Continue reading

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