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Heritage Auctions Awards $10,000 Auction Credit to Drawing Winner

Continuing a tradition that has spanned more than two decades, Heritage Auctions has awarded a $10,000 auction credit to client David Spivey through a drawing among those collectors who took part in the firm’s annual numismatic survey. The North Carolina resident’s interest in collecting started out the way it does for many, when childhood curiosity led to […]

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PNG Creates Special 1 Ounce .999 Silver Rounds

The Professional Numismatist Guild’s Accredited Precious Metals Dealers program has created special one-ounce .999 fine silver bullion rounds. Participating PNG-APMD dealers will be selling the rounds to collectors and investors at competitive prices lower than some other one-ounce silver bullion products on the market. “These handsome rounds with a proof-like luster are slightly larger than […]

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WANTED: Your Roosevelt Dimes

Whitman Publishing is looking for sharp, high-resolution photographs of Roosevelt dimes, 1946 to date, including die varieties, to illustrate the fourth edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins). Hobbyists who share their photographs will be credited in the book’s acknowledgments. Billed as the “biggest, most useful Red […]

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Publisher Seeks Paper-Money Collectors and History Buffs

Whitman Publishing announces a call-to-action for collectors, dealers, and historians of obsolete paper money and 19th-century American banking to pitch in and help build the best historical and market reference ever compiled in this field: the multiple-volume Whitman Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money. Collectors, researchers, dealers, students, and others in the hobby community are encouraged […]

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NGC Certifies Dramatic New Kennedy Half Dollar Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a newly discovered variety for the popular Kennedy Half Dollar series. Submitted for attribution under NGC’s VarietyPlus Service by Florida dealer Bob Ryan, it was at first suspected to be a normal “S” mintmark punched over an inverted impression of the same letter, but the 1968-S Proof Half turned […]

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Whitman Publishing Wants Your Imperfect Coins

Whitman Publishing is looking for sharp, high-resolution photographs or scans of “problem” coins to illustrate in upcoming books. Hobbyists who share their images will be credited in the books’ acknowledgments. “Most of the time we show Mint State pieces with strong details, to give our readers a good understanding of each coin type or die […]

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Roxana Uskali Joins Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions, the world’s largest numismatics auctioneer, has hired Roxana Uskali as Director of Numismatics for its newest office in Chicago, located at 215 W. Ohio Street. “We are offering our clients a full range of services at our newest location and Roxana will bring our Midwest clients stellar experience and service,” said Greg Rohan, […]

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A Fun 150 Year Trip Back In Time

Let’s take a time machine trip back in time to 1866. The bloody Civil War had just concluded, and money was in short supply. A five-cent purchase in 1866 was like a $20 purchase now. Here’s a fun exercise for you when you have a little time. In 1866 there were many different denominations still […]

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