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RAM Releases Donation Dollar

By Tom Michael The Royal Australian Mint’s Donation Dollar is the world’s first $1 coin designed to be given rather than spent, donated rather than collected. It’s a concept that may seem unusual to collectors. My first impulse upon hearing … Continue reading

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Spink Auction Nets Nearly $4 Million

On Sept. 15, Spink Auctions had two sales. The first sale comprised of the Stratos and Collection of English gold coins. After six hours of bidding, nearly $4 million in lots were sold with only one unsold lot. The standout … Continue reading

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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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Chinese ‘Spring Dollar’ Nets $660,000 at Heritage Sale

A China 1910 Yunnan silver dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) realized a whopping 660,000 USD at a Heritage Auctions sale on June 12, 2020. This is one of the highest prices ever paid for any Chinese coin, the … 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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World Coin Clinic: What is a Boardwalk Flan?

By Richard Giedroyc What percentage of ancient coins being sold are from older collections and how many of them are from recent discoveries? There are no hard statistics on this, however, it appears that prior to 1975 it is likely … 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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Active Interest Media Acquires Four F+W Groups Including Numismatics

Boulder, CO: North America’s leading participant media company today announced the acquisition of four storied groups of enthusiast brands from F+W Media. “The addition of Writer’s Digest, Popular Woodworking, Horticulture, and the Collectibles Group significantly extends our footprint in passionate … 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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