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Gold & Silver: Investor’s Guide

This special issue of COINage provides expert opinions on the gold and silver bullion markets and takes an in-depth look at how past policies still affect the present. Information about early U.S. gold coinage and a variety of Saint-Gaudens’ coins will also satisfy collectors.

Gold & Today’s Global Economy

COINage takes an in-depth look at bull markets past and present; how coin melts affect market value; and gold dollars: small coins with enormous value.

2014 Collector’s Yearbook

Now in its 48th edition, the COINage Collector’s Yearbook is regarded by many as a top source for hobbyists and prized as a reference guide all year long.

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“Austria by Its Children” Series Continues

The Austrian Mint in Vienna will issue on May 7 the fifth silver coin in its charming series “Austria by its Children,” also known as “Austria, Piece by Piece.” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, of course, instantly comes to mind when one thinks of Salzburg, and indeed such was the case for young artist Melisa Bejic, the […]

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My Two Cents’ Worth: Making Cents of the Nickel

“Two cents’ worth” is a phrase with serious negative connotations for the U.S. Mint these days. I don’t mean the “two cents’ worth” in the title of this column—though I’ve given enough grief to the Mint through the years to wear out any welcome I ever had. Read Senior Editor Ed Reiter’s entire column.

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Lighthouse Partners with Intercept Technology

LEUCHTTURM ALBENVERLAG, the world’s leading manufacturer of supplies for coin, currency, and stamp collectors and the parent company of LIGHTHOUSE PUBLICATIONS, has recently entered into an exclusive partnership to manufacture and distribute collecting supply products made with the patented INTERCEPT TECHNOLOGY™ material which provides active protection against tarnishing. The cooperation was unveiled in early February […]

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MCW Announces New Mobile Website

Collectors Take Note: Modern Coin Wholesale Announces Launch of Fast, Functional Mobile Website, Extending the Reach of World’s Leading Online Marketplace for Rare and Valuable Coins Numismatists everywhere have come to trust the name Modern Coin Wholesale (www.moderncoinwholesale.com) for its integrity and professional approach to coin collecting. Now the company has launched a mobile version […]

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New Exhibition at Princeton

Spectacular Exhibition of Latin American Medals Opens at Princeton University Library In celebration of the two-hundredth anniversary of Latin America’s wars of independence, the Princeton University Library has mounted a dramatic display of medals and orders that illustrate the recognitions awarded to soldiers and civilians in the form of wearable insignia. “From a Thankful Nation” […]

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My Two Cents’ Worth: The Other Big Change of 1965

For coin collectors, 1964 was a year of momentous events. The Kennedy half dollar made a dramatic debut. Proof set production surged to nearly 4 million. Read the rest of Senior Editor Ed Reiter’s column here.

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Polar Bears from the Austrian Mint

Polar Bears at the Schoenbrunn Zoo New 5-euro Commemorative Coin The Austrian Mint will issue a coin to celebrate the new polar bear enclosure at Schoenbrunn Zoo, scheduled to open this May. The delightful reverse was designed and engraved by the Mint’s Chief engraver, Thomas Pesendorfer.  The foreground of the design shows a mother polar […]

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Rare Islamic Coin Offered for Auction

MORTON & EDEN BRING RARE ISLAMIC COIN TO AUCTION FOR FIRST TIME 91h dinar from Caliph’s ‘Mine of the Commander of the Faithful’ expected to sell for £300,000-400,000 in April 10 London sale Morton & Eden, the specialist auctioneers of coins in London today announced the forthcoming sale of an extremely rare Islamic gold coin […]

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