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    May 9, 2016, 09:06 AM

    Massive hoard of Roman coins found in Spain

    Last week, a construction crew came across a large hoard of Roman coins in Spain. The collection weighs about 1,300 pounds and dates back to the third century.

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    May 6, 2016, 12:04 PM

    Frick collection adds 450 art medals

    The collection will allow the Frick to better provide context to the art in its collection and expand on the role of portraiture across mediums.

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    May 5, 2016, 10:58 AM

    Aegean Turtle silver stater a world trade coin

    Among the first trade coins that enjoyed wide circulation in the ancient world, Aegina Turtle silver coins are available in large quantities due to hoards.

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    May 5, 2016, 08:10 AM

    'Fine Style' Pegasus stater a 5/5 for strike

    A Pegasus silver stater of Syracuse, 317 to 289 B.C., Choice AU, Fine Style, sold at Heritage’s April 14 to 19 auctions at the CICF in Rosemont, Ill.

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    May 4, 2016, 10:56 AM

    This Day in History: May 4

    In 2010, the Royal Canadian Mint issued a circulating commemorative dollar coin marking the centennial of the Royal Canadian Navy.

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    May 3, 2016, 12:45 PM

    Athenian owl Greek coin highlights Heritage CICF sale

    Silver tetradrachms of Athens are perhaps the best known among ancient Greek coins because the design was used over several centuries without being altered.

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    May 2, 2016, 11:38 AM

    Canada issues Toronto Blue Jays coin

    The coin was unveiled during a ceremony on April 22 before a game at the Rogers Centre, the site that has been home to the Jays since 1989.

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    May 2, 2016, 08:00 AM

    This Day in History: May 2

    The Hudson’s Bay Company issued four denominations of tokens for the fur trade. A 1/2-made beaver token was worth half an adult male beaver pelt.

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    Apr 30, 2016, 08:56 AM

    ANS loans ancient coins to big-market museums

    At the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World is enhanced with loans from the ANS.

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    Apr 29, 2016, 10:50 AM

    Ruler dies before coin can circulate

    When a new coin arrives too late and stokes passions between international rivals, it’s bound to be a failure.

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    Apr 29, 2016, 08:00 AM

    This Day in History: April 29

    Prince William and Catherine Middleton were married April 29, 2011, at a ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Australia issued a 20-cent coin to mark the event.

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    Apr 28, 2016, 08:00 AM

    This Day in History: April 28

    The mutiny on the Bounty tale is recalled on this colorful 2013 silver 1,000 francs coin from Benin.

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    Apr 27, 2016, 15:45 PM

    Walking back on a theory: Collector's Clearinghouse

    Diagnosis is best with more than one example, especially of an unfamiliar error, like the 1987 Indian 5-paise coin shown March 14, with an irregular outgrowth.

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    Apr 26, 2016, 08:00 AM

    This Day in History: April 26

    Ukraine marked the 10th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster with two coins in 1996.

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    Apr 25, 2016, 08:00 AM

    This Day in History: April 25

    Italy marked the birth centennial of Guglielmo Marconi in 1974 with a circulating commemorative 100-lira coin.

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    Apr 25, 2016, 07:30 AM

    Ancient legend of Apollo on coins

    A circa fifth- to fourth-century B.C. electrum stater of Mysia represents the founding myth of Delphi, the sanctuary of Apollo.

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    Apr 25, 2016, 01:30 AM

    Perth Mint joins celebration for Queen’s birthday

    The Perth Mint has issued three new commemorative coins to mark the historic 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

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    Apr 23, 2016, 08:00 AM

    This Day in History: April 23

    Charles II's offiial coronation as king of England following Cromwell’s Commonwealth was held on April 23, 1661.

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    Apr 22, 2016, 16:22 PM

    Star Wars sage Yoda appears on new coins

    Yoda, the short sagacious green character of Star Wars movie fame is the third subject in a series of coins celebrating the classic series.

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    Apr 21, 2016, 08:00 AM

    This Day in History: April 21

    Henry VIII is remembered for his wives and wielding power; he ascended the throne on April 21, 1509, after the death of his father.

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    Apr 20, 2016, 14:45 PM

    Counterfeiters target rare 1875-H Canada 25-cent

    The Canada 1875-H 25 cent piece is among the scarcer issues in the Canadian series, making it a vulnerable target to counterfeiting. This fake was easy to spot.

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    Apr 20, 2016, 08:00 AM

    This Day in History: April 20

    French explorer Jacques Cartier began his voyage to Canada on April 20, 1534. Several Canadian and French coins celebrate the legendary explorer.

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    Apr 19, 2016, 08:26 AM

    Royal Mint issues coins for queen's 90th birthday

    Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday on April 21, so the Royal Mint has issued a range of coins to mark the occasion.

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    Apr 18, 2016, 13:32 PM

    Singapore Mint's silver bird coins take flight

    Four new silver coins from the Singapore Mint, issued for Cambodia, celebrate Singapore’s native birds.

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    Apr 18, 2016, 13:30 PM

    Composer Mozart returns on 2016 Austrian coin

    The second coin in a series of three celebrating the life of musician and composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is scheduled for release on May 11.