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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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India struggles against fakes

You know counterfeit coins are a problem when the state archaeological department issues an advisory warning. The situation is so sufficiently serious, that India’s government has recently taken such action. Bogus examples of popularly collected 17th to 19th century copper … Continue reading

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Coin of the Year nominees announced

The following nominations kicked off the 2019 Coin of the Year competition. Ten category winners will be chosen to vie for the top award, and all winners will be recognized on Feb. 2 at the World Money Fair in Berlin, … Continue reading

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Canada leads Coin of the Year nominations

Powerhouses or up-and-comers? Who should get the lion’s share of attention as the 100 nominations for Coin of the Year are discussed? Perennial powerhouse Canada came away with nine nominations on the list that begins the competition to determine the … Continue reading

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