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Coin World Sneak Peak on Unique Machine Doubling Examples

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An unusual case of machine doubling What is called “machine doubling” is a fairly common occurrence on coins and is a manifestation of press instability, writes Mike Diamond in his “Collectors’ Clearinghouse” column. The featured coin this week displays an unusual form of machine doubling. “A complex example of bifacial push doubling is seen here […]

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Possibly the First US Coin Ever Minted

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In 2013, David McCarthy spotted a rare coin in an auction catalog and immediately had a hunch it was the first coin minted by the fledgling United States of America in 1783. Not the first run of coins, mind you, but the very first one. McCarthy, an experienced numismatist (coin collector) bought the silver coin for $1.18

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Big Small Notes Popular at Stack’s Bowers Auction

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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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NGC Director David Lange Named by American Numismatic Association

NGC named Numismatist of the Year 2017

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is proud to announce that David W. Lange, NGC Research Director, has been named Numismatist of the Year by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). The Numismatist of the Year award honors a person from the numismatic community who has shown long-term leadership both to the field and the ANA, a congressional chartered

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United States Small Sized Currency Notes

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  Federal Reserve Notes Silver Certificates U.S. Notes Terms of Office US Treasurer Secretary of State $1 $2 $5 $10 $20 $50 $100 $1 $5 $10 $1 $2 $5 $100 4/28-1/29 Tate Mellon 1928 1928 1928 1928 1928 1/29-2/32 Woods Mellon 28A,28B 28A,28B 28A,28B 28,28A 28,28A 1928A 1928A 1928 2/32-3/33 Woods Mills 1928C 1928C 1928C

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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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American Coins May Have BIG Changes Soon

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CHANGES IN US MINT Two new pieces of legislation have been introduced (in one instance, reintroduced) to Congress that seek to alter the landscape of our nation’s circulating coinage. COINS Act of 2017 Republican Senators John McCain (AZ) and Michael Enzi (WY) introduced the Currency Optimization, Innovation, and National Savings (COINS) Act of 2017 (S.

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Act Seeks 1c Coin and $1 Note Elimination; 5c Composition Change

Legislation reintroduced in the U.S. Senate seeks to save taxpayers money by suspending production of the 1-cent coin, changing the 5-cent coin’s composition, and replacing $1 notes with $1 coins. Numbered S.759, the Currency Optimization, Innovation and National Savings (COINS) Act of 2017 was introduced by Sen. John McCain and Sen. Enzi on March 29,

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