Due to the health concerns relating to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the meetings and programs at the Dunwoody North Shallowford Annex are cancelled through the end of this year. Therefore, the MCCA meetings are canceled for the foreseeable future. For more information on COVID-19, visit the Center for Disease Control website.
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Enjoy 2020 “Gold Rush” Prudently

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 division of the nonprofit Professional Numismatists Guild. “Adding gold, silver or platinum bullion coins or ingots […]

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Bob R. Simpson Part I Auction Announced

Heritage Auctions to offer significant selections from one of the greatest-ever coin collections into 2021Heritage Auctions to offer significant selections from one of the greatest-ever coin collections into 2021 Bob Simpson, the Texas energy executive and philanthropist, is as legendary in numismatic circles as the momentous United States coins he collects. And in coming months, […]

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Attempt Made to Sell Fake $300,000 Gold Coin

The obverse of the counterfeit 1879 Coiled Hair $4 Stella that now is under investigation. (Image courtesy of Ryan Moretti.) Acting on a tip from the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (www.ACEFonline.org), federal and local California law enforcement agents now are investigating the attempted sale of $400,000 of counterfeit coins including a fake example of the historic […]

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2020 World’s Fair of Money Officially Cancelled

ANA Board of Governors Commits to Pittsburgh for 2023 Show The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors voted on July 14 to officially cancel the 2020 World’s Fair of Money. The show was originally scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; however, COVID-19 restrictions made continuing with the Pittsburgh event unfeasible, and the Board voted […]

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U.S. Rare Coin Market Quite Active Despite Pandemic

The market for high-quality, rare United States coins remained active during the first six months of 2020 despite pandemic-related closures of many retail locations and cancellation of dozens of coin shows and numismatic conventions around the country, according to the Professional Numismatists Guild. The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s […]

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New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Variety

First major variety discovery of that Early Half Dollar date in nearly a century. 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar – Overton 133. Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has confirmed a new die marriage for the 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar. The coin was struck with a previously unknown obverse die and is now recognized as […]

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Mudd and Sanders Give Collectors Their “Two Bits”

New ANA Podcast Covers Conversations about Coins and Paper Currency “Two Bits,” a new podcast from the American Numismatic Association (ANA), is now available on money.org/podcast. Its hosts, ANA Museum Curator Douglas Mudd and The Numismatist author Mitch Sanders, the two discuss wide-ranging topics about numismatics and the world of coins and paper currency. In […]

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