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Thian Album to Bring in $50,000 at Auction

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A rare copy of Raphael Thian’s “The Currency of the Confederate States of America: Its Issues, Types and Series” is expected to bring in excess of $50,000 in Kolbe & Fanning’s 2017 New York Book Auction. The sale will be held on Jan. 14 beginning at 12:30 p.m. EST at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in conjunction […]

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2023 Women Quarters Proof Set Debuts

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Last week, the United States Mint introduced one new numismatic product: their proof set of clad 2023 American Women quarter dollars. Not surprisingly, it was the U.S. Mint’s top weekly seller. Released on March 21, with quarters honoring Bessie Coleman, Edith Kanakaʻole, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jovita Idar, and Maria Tallchief, the Mint’s set scored six-day starting

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Sheldon Coin Grading Guide

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Coin Grading Coin grading is the process of determining the grade or condition of a coin, one of the key factors in determining its value. A coin’s grade is generally determined by five criteria: strike, preservation, luster, color, and attractiveness. Several grading systems have been developed. Certification services professionally grade coins for tiered fees. As

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Common Coin Terms for Collecting and Coin Searching

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COMMON COIN TERMS As you get into the wonderful world of currency searching, it is important to understand some of the common coin terms used in the hobby. Below is a table of the common coin terms and definitions. We add things to this list as necessary, it is obviously not a hugely extensive list

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Lincoln Cent Design Varieties

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Lincoln Cent Design Varieties Unlike the Transitional Design Varieties in which a coin design is used in a year when it shouldn’t be used, the Wrong Design Varieties have a coin design being used in the correct year, but on the wrong type of coin. The instances that we are aware of have occurred in

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New World Coins of 2017

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New World Coins To mark the milestone, the Mint of Finland has unveiled a silver €10 coin and a gold €100 coin honoring the theme, each due for release on Jan. 3, 2017. The Proof .500 fine silver coin features designs created by schoolchildren. The obverse features 15-year-old Saara Peltomäki’s design of Finland surrounded by

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U.S. Coin Producing Mints

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Current facilities There are four active coin-producing mints: Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, and West Point. Philadelphia The Philadelphia Mint The Mint’s largest facility is the Philadelphia Mint. The current facility at Philadelphia, which opened in 1969, is the fourth Philadelphia Mint. The first was built in 1792, when Philadelphia was still the U.S. capital, and

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Hobby Protection Act

TITLE 16–COMMERCIAL PRACTICESCHAPTER I–FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION PART 304–RULES AND REGULATIONS UNDER THE HOBBY PROTECTION ACT Table of Contents Sec. 304.1 Terms defined. 304.2 General requirement. 304.3 Applicability. 304.4 Application of other law or regulation. 304.5 Marking requirements for imitation political items. 304.6 Marking requirements for imitation numismatic items. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2101 et seq. Source:

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Nova Constellatio Coppers – Coins

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Nova Constellatio Coppers [sgmb id=”1″] The Nova Constellatio coppers, dated 1783 and 1785 and without denomination, were struck in fairly large quantities in Birmingham, England, beginning in 1785, and were shipped to NewYork where they entered circulation. Apparently they resulted from a private coinage venture undertaken by Constable, Rucker & Co., a trading business formed

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