2017

Big Small Notes Popular at Stack’s Bowers Auction

1928 $5000 bill

It has become normal to see small-size high-denomination notes dominate the top price tier in contemporary auctions. These notes are nearly always from the Series 1934 issue. Seeing one from the earlier Series 1928 does not often happen, so the appearance of one such $5,000 note at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries currency auction at the […]

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Gold Price and Silver Price at Higher Levels

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Gold Price and Silver Price Gold and silver prices settled higher on Wednesday for the first time in five sessions but then turned down in electronic trade after the FOMC announced an interest rates increase. Gold for August delivery gained $7.30, or 0.6%, to settle at$1,275.90 an ounce on the Comex division of the New

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New Vatican Coins Do Not Depict the Pope

Since Pope Francis views himself as “the pope of the poor,” it appears to be ironic that Vatican City coins on which his image appears are selling for far more than is their face value. The fact that Vatican City’s euro coins are severely limited in mintage and for that reason command a high premium

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What is a Merovingian Tremissis ?

Merovingian Tremissis Gold Coin

Notes on Merovingian Tremissis This gold coin dates from between 580AD and 630AD. The Merovingian Dynasty was based in ancient Gaul (which is now France) and dates from the middle of the 5th century AD. One side of the coin has a central cross design but none of the letters can be read, which means it

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Police Charged and Fired after Stealing Merovingian Tremissis Gold Coins

Merovingian Tremissis

A policeman who found £15,000 of gold coins with his metal detector has been sacked for cheating the landowner out of a share of the treasure. PC David Cockle last month admitted theft and keeping the proceeds of the sale of coins found in a Norfolk field. A misconduct hearing was told Cockle had agreed

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The Cost to Make Coins in 2016

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The overall price of producing U.S. circulating coins fell for a fifth straight year even as the cost of making cents and nickels remained above their face values for an eleventh year in a row, the United States Mint disclosed in its recently published 2016 Annual Report. The unit cost to produce, administer and distribute

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Circulated or Uncirculated Coins

Circulated or Uncirculated? Proof or No Proof? Numismatic coins fall into one of two basic categories for quality: circulated and uncirculated. Circulated coins exhibit wear, whereas uncirculated coins do not. Uncirculated coins tend to be more valuable, causing investors and serious collectors to focus their efforts on acquiring the uncirculated alone. Numismatists are trained to

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Fort Moultrie Quarters for South Carolina in Three-Coin Set

The coins commemorate the national monument in South Carolina by featuring a design that is emblematic of the site. 2016 Fort Moultrie Quarters Three-Coin Set (front and back) This latest of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ is the fifth and last release this year and the thirty-fifth overall in the series.

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Effigy Mounds National Monument Quarter Photos

Early on Monday, Feb. 6, the quarter commemorating the site gets released into general circulation by the Federal Reserve. Then, later on the same day at noon ET, the public can start buying rolls and bags Effigy Mounds quarters directly from the U.S. Mint. Finally, on Tuesday, Feb. 7, the National Park Service and the

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