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Collection of Brazilian medals in Heritage’s Long...
by Jeff Starck Heritage Auctions’ Sept. 8 and 9 Long Beach world coins auction offers a collection of 143 Brazilian Imperial medals and decorations in 107 lots. According to the firm, “It is perhaps the most interesting and advanced group of Brazilian pieces in a couple of decades.”
When did an Indian Head cent with missing letters...
by Q. David Bowers Today, grading is the biggest bugbear in numismatics — the most unsettled, the most unscientific. In my opinion, grading is more disorganized than it has been any time in the past 30 years. The leading certification services have abandoned at least some of the Official ANA Grading Standards.
Is that Mint State coin from a fresh die or a...
by Scott Schechter The first copper-nickel clad half dollars were struck in 1971, with 155 million coined at the Philadelphia Mint and a series high 302 million at the Denver Mint. They were saved in roll quantity, and intact original rolls can still be found today. As a result, coins grading Gem Uncirculated are relatively abundant. But whether a Gem Uncirculated coin was struck by a fresh...
U.S. Mint sells last 2016 American Eagle platinum...
by Paul Gilkes The U.S. Mint has sold the last of its 2016 American Eagle 1-ounce .9995 platinum bullion coins to its authorized purchasers. The bureau took orders on Aug. 26 for the final 1,000 coins available. The Mint made only 20,000 coins available for purchase when the coins first went on sale July 25.
Royal Mint issues Proof silver £5 coins that began...
by Jeff Starck For their latest series of coins issued as a set by the Royal Mint, Glyn Davies and Laura Clancy captured watercolor-style portraits of some of Britain’s best loved natural landmarks. Creating real watercolors was the first step in the process that brought the designs to Proof .925 fine silver £5 coins.
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1915-S Panama-Pacific commemorative set, in leather...
by Paul Gilkes A five-coin set of 1915-S Panama-Pacific International Exposition gold and silver commemorative coins housed in its original leather case of issue highlights Bonhams 129-lot auction Sept. 6 in Los Angeles. Among other lots offered are a 1796 Draped Bust, 15 Stars half dollar; 1879 Flowing Hair $4 gold Stella pattern; a bronze plaquette depicting sculptor August...
Updated Whitman book reveals: Was a 1964 Morgan...
by Press Release Was a 1964 Morgan dollar struck? Whitman Publishing announces the release of the new fifth edition of A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, by Q. David Bowers, that answers that question. The 304-page book will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide on September 27, 2016.