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2016 news events affect 'safe haven' status of...
by Forecaster Publishing What do current 2016 news events have to do with resumption of "safe haven" status of gold & silver "hard money?" "Quite a bit," says economist John V. Kamin of the Forecaster Moneyletter, celebrating its 54th anniversary in Tarzana, Calif., and seeing gold and silver coins they've recommended climb. Publisher says, "Many people own traditional gold and silver money,...
Eurozone ponders fate of €500 note, which some...
by Arthur L. Friedberg Citing the need to fight financial fraud and the funding of terrorism, the head of the European Union’s Anti-Fraud Office, Giovanni Kessler, said in a Jan. 25 Reuters report that the European Union should eliminate the €500 note.
Coins struck under three governments: Home Hobbyist
by Michael Bugeja Before the onset of the Civil War, the U.S. government operated one main Mint in Philadelphia and three Branch Mints: in Charlotte, N.C.; Dahlonega, Ga.; and New Orleans, La. The Branch Mints were in states that seceded. Only the New Orleans Mint was operational under the auspices of the Confederate States of America
1857 half cent struck from counterfeit dies:...
by Paul Gilkes First, any possible connection to a 2-cent piece in 1857 would be a wildly unusual occurrence to say the least, since 2-cent coins weren’t struck until 1864, seven years after the last production of Coronet half cents at the Philadelphia Mint.
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Small size Capped Bust quarters of 1831 to 1838:...
by Brad Karoleff The small size Capped Bust quarter dollars were minted from 1831 through 1838. The diameter was reduced to 24.26 millimeters from the 27 millimeters of 1815 to 1828. All the individual dates are readily available in the marketplace in most grades short of choice Mint State. Coin World’s Coin Values prices Extremely Fine 40 coins from a low of $400 to a high of $425! If...
Yes, you can now eat a 24-karat gold donut...
by Joe O'Donnell "When you look at it, you are completely overwhelmed with joy when someone gives this to you," Manila Social Club executive Chef Bjorn DelaCruz says of his Brooklyn restaurant's Golden Cristal Ube Donut in an NBC News video segment. At $100, the donut doesn't come cheap.