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Book Explores Confederate Treasury Notes’ Signers

The Confederate Treasury made a consequential decision upon its inception: to have the Register and Treasurer hand-sign each and every printed Treasury note. With the idea that this would deter counterfeiting and that the war would be short, this decision seemed reasonable. The first series of Treasury notes numbered a few thousand, all of large […]

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Summer Seminar Scholarships Available for 2023 Annual Event

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is accepting scholarship applications for its 2023 Summer Seminar, the hobby’s premier educational event. Recipients will have the opportunity to attend one of two weeklong sessions, to be held June 17-22 and June 24-29 on the Colorado College campus adjacent to ANA headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. All members – […]

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1788 New Jersey Copper Leads Mike Coltrane Collection Above $2.4 Million

An enormous result for 86-lot event rich with 18th– and 19th-century offerings 1788 New Jersey Copper, Head Left. This is the only Mint State Head Left copper known. A 1788 New Jersey Copper, MS63 Brown sold for $192,000 to lead Heritage Auctions’ Estate of Mike Coltrane Collection of U.S. Coins Signature® Auction to $2,445,498 Nov. 2. The […]

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Jeff Garrett: The Newest Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars is Essential Reading

The seventh edition of Whitman Publishing’s best-selling Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, by Q. David Bowers, will debut this December, available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide. Here, Jeff Garrett, the Senior Editor of the Red Book, reviews the new volume and shares some thoughts on these popular coins. The seventh edition of the […]

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Ancient Roman Rarity, 1 of 2 Known, Headed to Auction

A medallion from one of the best and most important collections of ancient coins ever sold through Heritage Auctions could bring $200,000 or more when it crosses the block Nov. 2 at Heritage Auctions’ World & Ancient Coins Platinum Session and Signature® Auction. The Maxentius (AD 307-312). AV quaternio or medallion of 4-aurei (33mm, 21.12 gm, 1h). NGC […]

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CAC Announces Switch to Grading Service

Certified Acceptance Corporation is a Far Hills, New Jersey third-party coin certification company started in 2007 by coin dealer John Albanese. The firm evaluates certain numismatic U.S. coins already certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation or Professional Coin Grading Service. Coins that CAC deems high-end for their grades receive green stickers and coins that are under […]

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Q. David Bowers on A Guide Book of American Silver Eagles

Whitman Publishing’s new Guide Book of American Silver Eagles, by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez, will debut this December, available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide. Here, Q. David Bowers, the namesake of Whitman’s popular “Bowers Series” of numismatic reference books (of which McMorrow-Hernandez’s work is no. 27), reviews the new volume and shares some thoughts on American […]

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1875 Liberty Eagle Soars to Record $1.02 Million

Total from 3 Heritage coin and currency auctions held during Long Beach Expo top $49 million 1875 Ten Dollar Liberty, AU53. Lowest-Mintage Circulating U.S. Gold Coin. Only 100 Examples Struck. An 1875 Liberty Eagle, AU53 drew a record winning bid of $1.02 million to lead Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature® Auction to $17,875,326 […]

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Canadian “Half Dimes” and Twenty-Cent Pieces Featured in 8th Edition of MEGA RED

MEGA RED Editor Emeritus Kenneth Bressett autographed books at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, August 2022, in Chicago. The eighth edition of Mega Red (the 1,504-page expanded Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins) devotes nearly 300 pages to a detailed study of U.S. two-cent pieces, copper-nickel three-cent pieces, silver trimes, […]

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