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Among the finest known of a popular variety, VF...
by Steve Roach This 1803 Draped Bust, Large Date, Small Fraction cent graded Very Fine 25 by Professional Coin Grading Service is, although covered with "fine granularity," among the finest known, and the price it realized was a nice surprise for the consignor and auctioneer, showing the sustained demand for these rarest survivors from the first decades of the U.S. Mint.
Consultancy firm forecasts sharp drop in U.S....
by Paul Gilkes Silver investment by American buyers is expected to drop sharply in 2017 to its lowest point this decade, according to Metals Focus, The Independent Precious Metals Consultancy. During 2017, the consultancy predicts retail investment in the U.S. may drop 20 percent from 2016, to an estimated 78 million ounces.
Louisiana adjusts sales tax on precious metals...
by Press Release Sales tax exemptions for numismatic coins and precious-metal bullion were eliminated in Louisiana in 2016, and while some tax relief has been restored, each affected group must demonstrate that the state will be better off financially if the group regains its exemption.
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Rare 1904 St. Louis Olympics official’s medal ready...
by Paul Gilkes Olympic medals are highly prized by their recipients, of course, but they are also avidly pursued by collectors. One of the most sought-after medals are those from the 1904 Summer Games in St. Louis. Offered in a July 20 sale by RR Auction is an octagonal 40-millimeter copper officials’ participation medal.
1794 Liberty Cap, Starred Reverse cent with...
by Steve Roach Large cents counted prominently among the Goldberg pre-Long Beach sale’s top lots, including this 1794 Liberty Cap cent with “a speck of light green crud” on the reverse, but otherwise handsome olive brown and steel color. “It appears it has never been brushed or ‘conserved’ in any way,” wrote the cataloger.