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ICTA calls revisions to Minnesota law a good...
by Philip Diehl The Minnesota Bullion Coin Dealer Law passed three years ago covered all coin dealers and regulated transactions that occurred entirely outside of Minnesota, and dealers found it impossible to determine which consumers and transactions were regulated under the law. Two years and hundreds of hours of work by ICTA led to enactment last May of legislation that...
How many people attended the 2016 ANA World’s...
by Jeff Starck Though overall attendance at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, conducted Aug. 9 to 13 in Anaheim, Calif., was down from 2015, one bright spot emerges. The number of Boy and Girl Scouts in attend­ance at the 2016 show was 240, compared to 46 for the 2015 convention in Rosemont, Ill.
Large, uniface bronze medal celebrates Zahir Shah
by David T. Alexander The 76.7-millimeter uniface bronze medal shown is something of a mystery. It presents a high-relief facing bust of an intent-looking gentleman of mature years with no identification except for an ornate Tughra or royal signature placed against the right rim. Research reveals that the portrait is that of the last king of Afghanistan, Muhammad Zahir Shah (ruled 1933...
Secondary market prices rise after quick American...
by Paul Gilkes In just six minutes Aug. 23, the United States Mint received enough orders to reach the maximum product limit of 12,500 each for its Proof 2016-S and 2016-W American Liberty silver medals. Secondary market prices for the medals are already climbing. Within minutes of the sellout, the medals were trading at about $100 each on dealer trading networks. Individual medals...
Huge Australian gold nugget found, coin-cleaning...
by Joe O’Donnell Also popular this week were posts about the American Liberty silver medal that became unavailable only minutes after its release, and a man with little numismatic knowledge stumbled upon an amazing rarity while going through his deceased father’s possessions.
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Cents large and small highlight September Heritage...
by Steve Roach United States large and small cents highlight Heritage’s Sept. 7 to 11 auctions held in conjunction with the Long Beach Expo. The signature consignment is the 1794 Liberty Cap cent collection assembled by New Jersey collector Jon Alan “Al” Boka.
How affordable do you think the Seated Liberty...
by Michael Bugeja The Seated Liberty half dollar has a clean design with relatively few devices. The planchet is large, and there are ample fields on the Lady Liberty obverse and Small Eagle reverse. Within that simple design, however, are six major subtypes based on variations in devices: No Drapery (1839), No Motto (1839 to 1866), Arrows and Rays (1853), No Motto with Arrows at Date...
1922-D Walking Liberty half dollar ‘rarity’ made at...
by Michael Fahey Over the past year the author has received a number of emails and phone calls from confused numismatists concerning the various fantasy issues produced by Daniel Carr. Many of these communications have focused on one of Mr. Carr’s more famous creations, the overstrike 1964-D Peace dollar, although a more recent call was about the piece shown here, an...