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U.S. Mint unveils designs for 2017 Boys Town...
by Paul Gilkes Approved designs for the three-coin 2017 Boys Town Centennial Coin Program were unveiled Aug. 23 by the U.S. Mint at ceremonies held at Boys Town Music Hall in Boys Town, Neb. Boys Town is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the country, dedicated to serving at-risk children and families of all backgrounds and religions, and was founded in 1917 by Father...
Silver denarius was centerpiece of Rome’s...
by Jeff Starck Just as the Greeks had a signature silver coin, the Roman denarius (plural: denarii) was the centerpiece of the Roman currency system. The small silver coin was first minted about 211 B.C. during the Second Punic War, and became the most common coin produced for circulation, remaining useful long after memories of the war had faded.
Olympic winners medals at auction in upcoming sale
by Paul Gilkes Four winners’ medals from four different Summer Olympic Games are being offered by RR Auction in their 998-lot sale closing Sept. 14. The medals represent a bronze, third-place medal from the 1920 games in Antwerp, Belgium; a silver, second-place medal from the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics; a silver, second-place medal from the 1948 Summer Olympics in London; and...
American Liberty silver medals draw strong demand...
by Paul Gilkes It took just six minutes Aug. 23 for the U.S. Mint to receive sufficient orders to consume the maximum product limit of 12,500 each of the Proof 2016-S and 2016-W American Liberty silver medals. The medals, struck at the San Francisco and West Point Mints, were offered at $34.95 per medal, with a maximum household ordering limit of two of each medal, for a total of...
Clean your coins? This 1960s booklet remains...
by Steve Roach Cleaning remains a taboo topic, and one of the first things that collectors learn as they enter our hobby is that one should never clean coins. As collectors progress on their journey, they learn that there are some cleaning methods that can be used with caution and by experimenting on low-value coins, but that, generally, cleaning is something that should be left...
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Year of Rooster coin marks dawning of 2017 Lunar...
by Jeff Starck The calendar may say August 2016, but coins bearing the 2017 date are now available. The annual Lunar Year 5-ounce gold-plated silver $8 coin from Niue helps usher in the Year of the Rooster, which is scheduled to begin Jan. 28, 2017, and continue through Feb. 15, 2018.
Prices for this category of note rarely top...
by Arthur L. Friedberg Military payment certificates, or MPCs, do not exceed the $10,000 price point frequently, and the $70,500 that one lot sold for at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction in Anaheim on Aug. 10 puts it near the front of the list.
2016 Theodore Roosevelt quarter dollars in bags...
by Paul Gilkes Starting at noon ET Aug. 29, the U.S. Mint will offer bags and rolls of circulation-quality 2016 Theodore Roosevelt National Park quarter dollars. The coins are struck on presses on the production floors of the Denver, Philadelphia and San Francisco Mints. Production from the Denver and Philadelphia facilities is also distributed into circulation through the Federal...