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Napoleonic medal in sale has connection to...
by Jeff Starck A “Napoleonic” medal scheduled for sale in Monaco has an American connection. The large gold medal was struck in 1856 for a French company that sponsored a gold ingot lottery to send former soldiers to the California gold fields.
How a 1793 Flowing Hair, Chain cent with several...
by Steve Roach The recent sale of the Blue Moon Collection offered diverse, quality coins beyond the headline-dominating Pogue sale. This 1793 Flowing Hair, Chain cent, offering "strong detail" along with planchet flaws, a die crack and a few scratches, was "perfect for a value conscious collector," selling for $8,225 where a problem-free example might bring $30,000.
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Baltic states to share €2 commemorative coin...
by Jeff Starck The three Baltic states will make euro coinage history in 2018. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will issue a common circulating commemorative €2 coin celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Latvian and Estonian states and the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of Lithuanian statehood.
Gasparro’s Flowing Hair Liberty is overstruck on...
by Jeff Starck Frank Gasparro’s proposed Flowing Hair Liberty design for a small dollar coin was close to being made for circulation, before the Anthony dollar was issued instead. Forty years after the Liberty design was proposed, the Royal Oak Mint, in conjunction with error coin specialist and dealer Ken Potter, offers the design overstruck on actual Anthony dollars.