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Individual 5-ounce silver bullion coin sales highest...
by Paul Gilkes U.S. Mint sales through Feb. 8 of the first America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver bullion quarter dollar for 2016 are the highest for the program since 2011. U.S. Mint spokesman Michael White said Feb. 8 that the day's sales of the 2016 Shawnee National Forest coin reached 13,400 coins, bringing cumulative sales for the bullion coin to 68,400 coins. Sales began Feb. 1.
Stack's Bowers Galleries expands U.S. gold coin and...
by Paul Gilkes Stack's Bowers Galleries is expanding its U.S. gold coin and bullion operations, officials announced Feb. 1. Beginning March 7, trading will be available for 12 hours daily, from 6 a.m. Pacific Time to 6 p.m. Pacific Time. (Current trading hours are 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time.)
American Eagle silver bullion coin sales pass...
by Paul Gilkes Add another 722,500 American Eagle silver bullion coins to the calendar-year 2016 sales total. That's how many 1-ounce .999 fine silver dollar coins the U.S. Mint sold to its authorized purchasers on Feb. 8, from the week's allocation of 1 million coins released for sale that day. The Feb. 8 sales brought the cumulative total of 2016 bullion coins to 7,722,500 since sales...
Belgium marks 2016 Olympics with circulating...
by Jeff Starck Belgium is celebrating the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil with a circulating commemorative €2 coin. Plans for the coin are confirmed by the European Commission. The center of the coin’s obverse depicts, from top to bottom, a stylized figure, the five Olympic rings and the inscription TEAM BELGIUM.
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Meeting or exceeding the standards: Colonial America
by John Kraljevich Since the days of Joseph B. Felt and his 1839 book An Historical Account of Massachusetts Currency, Colonial numismatics has long been focused on historical research and academic understanding more than any other American numismatic specialty. Felt became one of Massachusetts’ best known historians after Gov. Edward Everett placed him in charge of sorting two...
Emancipation Hall site for presentation of Civil...
by Paul Gilkes Feb. 24, in Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center, Congress will present a gold medal honoring participants in Civil Rights marches in 1965 from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. Collectors and others will have to wait until then to see what designs were selected for the obverse and reverse of the medal honoring these marchers, often called foot soldiers. The House...