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Padula large cents anchor auction at Long Beach...
by Steve Roach Heritage Auctions is set to present an impressive collection of large cents from the first years of the Philadelphia Mint as it offers The Padula Family Foundation Collection at its upcoming Long Beach auctions in conjunction with the Sept. 7 to 9 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectible Show in California. The offering represents one of the few...
Cromwell’s crown features famous image of usurper
by Jeff Starck Oliver Cromwell emerged from the English Civil War victorious to govern the Commonwealth as Lord Protectorate. It would be several years before he was featured on new coins of the Commonwealth, but when the so-called Cromwell crown was made, it became an instant classic.
Pobjoy Mint celebrates Southern right whale on £2...
by Jeff Starck The Southern right whale is the latest subject of the Pobjoy Mint’s series of coins depicting wildlife. The new copper-nickel and silver £2 coins are issued in the name of the British Antarctic Territory, since the whales inhabit the oceans surrounding the island.
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Participants provide a mixed assessment of 2017...
by Steve Roach Another ANA World’s Fair of Money is in the books and dealers’ and collectors’ reviews of this year’s installment, held Aug. 1 to 5 in Denver, are mixed. The U.S. Mint’s launch of the 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin set on the show’s opening day frustrated collectors as they waited in line with dealers, each permitted to purchase as many as 500 sets...
Colorful York County halves found in dresser...
by Paul Gilkes The lot of five York County, Maine, Tercentenary half dollars in their original holder of release, all colorfully toned with apparently undisturbed original surfaces and consigned by a family who only recently discovered the coins, realized $17,825 in a July 17 auction, a price expected of coins certified with a Mint State 68 grade or higher.