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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.
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Gold coin hoard from Roman Empire discovered in...
by Jeff Starck A hoard of gold coins found in the Netherlands in 2016 has recently come to light. In 2016, treasure hunters discovered 23 gold coins from the late Roman Empire in an orchard in Lienden, in the Dutch province of Gelderland. The gold solidi were struck in the late fourth and fifth centuries.
Scottsdale Mint issues 2017 100-gram silver bullion...
by Jeff Starck A new silver bullion coin offers a close look at a hefty animal, and when it comes to size, the coin is no slouch either. The 2017 Water Buffalo silver 50-franc coin is issued by the Democratic Republic of the Congo in conjunction with the Scottsdale Mint. At 100 grams, it appears to be the world’s first silver bullion coin of this size.