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Over 400 Gold Coins Found in Israel

Gold coins are rarely found in Israel. A recent find of 425 gold coins and what is being described as “hundreds of smaller clippings” is almost unimaginable. The Israel Antiquities Authority announced the unusually large find on Aug. 18. It … Continue reading

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Enjoy ‘Gold Rush’ Prudently, Advises PNG

  Buyers of physical gold and silver during the 2020 “Gold Rush” should be wary of potential counterfeits in the marketplace, mistaking plated “gold coins” for bullion products, and avoid overpaying for any purchases, cautions the Accredited Precious Metals Dealers … Continue reading

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Coin Shortage to Give Market a Bump

By Richard Giedroyc First we had the coronavirus. Then we had the economic shutdown to try to stop the rapid spread of the disease. Now we have a circulating coin shortage. The first two, the disease and its economic fallout, … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: How Does Restoration Improve Coins?

What can a professional coin restoration service do to improve my coins that I can’t do by cleaning them myself? Restoration services don’t “clean” coins; they restore them. Such services can remove artificially and deliberately applied contaminants, these contaminants having … Continue reading

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Gold Coins Surface in Shipwreck Recovery

Gold coins were among the treasures brought to the surface after several months of archaeological fieldwork was performed on the 1840 wreck of the Steamship North Carolina. The announcement was made in early October by Florida-based Blue Water Ventures International, … Continue reading

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Silver Shines During Product Release Slowdown

Silver continues its charge this week as we see a bit of a dry spell on new releases from the Mint. This marks the second week of no new products to add to the charts. The silver spotlight is still … Continue reading

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Percentages of existing examples of old series of coins

Has anyone compiled percentages of existing examples of old series of coins? Walter Breen cites a few figures: An estimated 3 to 6 percent of the large cents survived, 4 to 8 percent of the early silver, and 0.02 to … Continue reading

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Indians, Quarter Eagles, and Peace Dollars

What are the U.S. gold coins for which I should be most watchful regarding their possibility of being counterfeit? Any $1 gold, Indian $2.50 quarter eagles and $5 half eagle coins, and all $3 gold coins are of the greatest … Continue reading

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England’s Hundred Years’ War Hammered Gold

On June 26 Spink will herald summer with a remarkable offering of medieval English hammered gold coins. The Isladulcie Collection charts the Hundred Years’ War. This on-again, off-again conflict was fought from 1340 to 1453 by the House of Plantagenet, … Continue reading

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Commission of Fine Arts Makes Recommendations for Coin Designs

The Commission of Fine Arts met on April 18 for their monthly meeting.  Among the agenda items was the review of the 2020 Mayflower 400th Anniversary Coin Program, which includes designs for a 24-karat gold coin and silver medal.  In … Continue reading

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