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Recovered Bell From Fabled ""Ship of Gold,"" The SS Central America, Donated To U.S. Naval Academy

Gift from California business executive Dwight Manley honors ship's brave Captain, Commander William Lewis Herndon.


American Numismatic Association Library Receives Important Donation From Dwight N. Manley

Prominent collector and benefactor Dwight N. Manley of Brea, California has donated to the American Numismatic Association (www.money.org) more than 60 books, auction catalogs, and photographs previously owned or annotated by noted numismatic researcher and author Walter Breen.


Volunteer State Ends Tax on Coins, Currency, and Bullion

Tennessee has gained a complete sales-tax exemption on the retail sales of coins, currency, and precious-metals bullion.

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A Strategy for Collecting Standing Liberty Quarters

Just because a set has a showstopper coin, it shouldn't prohibit you from starting a collection of beautiful coins.


The Salton Collection: An Auction of Superlatives

700,000 euros for the eightfold rose noble from Campen, making it the most expensive gold coin ever auctioned on German soil; 16 hammer prices in the six-digit range; prices increasing to more than ten times their estimates: the sale of the Salton Collection with its unique history was a complete success. Here you can find the top ten results.


Alabama Bill Amends Bullion Definition, Extends Expiration Date, and Repeals Reporting Requirements

In the summer of 2016, Phil Darby (J & P Coins and Currency) and Steve Caiola (Alabama Gold Refinery) started collaborating with the National Coin & Bullion Association on a campaign to obtain a statewide coin, currency, and precious-metals bullion sales-tax exemption.


Virginia Sales-Tax Exemption Extended and Threshold Removed

On March 2, Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin signed House Bill 3, which extends the sunset date for the sales-tax exemption on gold, silver, and platinum bullion and legal tender coins to June 30, 2025. Under the previous law, the exemption would have expired on June 30, 2022.


Bigger Is More Beautiful

Fallen Heroes of September 11th Bronze Medals are exact duplicates of the three Congressional Gold Medals located at each of the terrorist sites to honor our fallen heroes.


Grant Stands Alone

The President and General we know as Ulysses S. Grant was actually named Hiram Ulysses Grant at birth.


Everyone Can Collect Barber Quarters

Everyone can collect Barber quarters with options from ten dollars to over a hundred thousand dollars.


Celebrating 50 Years of Künker – The Book

In 2021 Künker celebrated its 50th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the auction house commissioned a company chronicle, which reflects the history of the German coin trade since 1971. It's the centerpiece of a heavyweight commemorative publication.


Money, Myths, and Misconceptions

Over the years, there have been many falsehoods regarding U.S. currency and coin collecting. Here are the top seven.


David Versus Goliath / The Coin Collector versus The United States Mint

The United States Mint is heading down a path of slow destruction. The solution is simple, and the implementation is doable. Pay attention to the little guy if you want to survive.


Newman Numismatic Portal Announces Fourth NNP Symposium, April 8-10, 2022

Launched in August 2020, the Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) Symposium brings together a diverse selection of numismatic presentations into a concentrated, three-day, Zoom-based format.


Money of the Celts – The Flesche Collection at Künker

The second part of Künker's Spring Auction Sales is completely dedicated to antiquity. In addition to many collections of Greek, Roman Republican, Roman imperial and late Roman coinage, a collection with world-class Celtic coins will be on offer: the Flesche Collection.


NGC, NCS, PMG and CGC Appoint The Bolaffi Auction Group an Official Submission Center in Italy and Spain

Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®), Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) and Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) have appointed The Bolaffi Auction Group, a leading numismatics firm in Europe, as an Official Submission Center in Italy and Spain.


The Last Coins of Independent Syracuse

The second part of Künker's Spring Auction Sales is dedicated to antiquity: we present three specimens that are among the last coins that were issued by independent Syracuse while the Romans besieged the city and Archimedes built his defense machines.


NGC Presents the Last Great Mystery of the SS Central America Shipwreck

For more than 130 years, treasure hunters dreamed of discovering the wreck of the SS Central America, which quickly became known as the ""Ship of Gold."" When the wreck was finally discovered in the late 1980s, the process of retrieving its treasure began.


Professional Numismatist and Author Miles Standish Announces New Projects

Plans include creating new coin designs, 4th edition of award-winning American Silver Eagles book, and NGC autographs.


Price for American Numismatic Association Diploma Program to Increase

Members encouraged to take advantage of current price point.


Salton, Köhlmoos and the Welfs: World-Class Collections at Künker

Künker's Spring Auction Sales will be divided into two parts. There are so many important private collections on offer that one week simply isn't enough. The Salton and Köhlmoos Collections as well as a special collection with Welf coinage dominate the first week.


A Testimony to the Habsburgs' Claim to Power: The Three Emperors Issue

There is an enigmatic coin that – without naming a specific ruler who commissioned it – symbolizes the Habsburgs' claim to power: the so-called Three Emperors Issue. Künker offers two off-metal strikes in gold of this coin type as part of the sale of the Salton Collection on 22 March 2022. We summarize what is known about these mysterious pieces.


The Origins of the German Coin Trade: Brochure on the Fate of the Hamburger and Schlessinger Families

On the occasion of the sale of the Salton Collection, auction house Künker and Stack's Bowers Galleries entrusted the historian Ursula Kampmann with the task of investigating the history of the Hamburger-Schlessinger dynasty of coin dealers. Her findings revolutionize what we know about the German coin trade.


Origins of the German Coin Trade: The Hamburger and Schlessinger Families

To mark the auction of the Salton collection, Künker and Stack's Bowers Galleries asked historian Ursula Kampmann to research the history of the Hamburger-Schlessinger coin trading dynasty. Her findings have revolutionized our knowledge of the German coin trade.


Submissions Accepted for ANA's Club Publications Competition

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is currently accepting submissions for the 2022 Barbara J. Gregory Outstanding Club Publications competition.


Submissions Accepted for ANA Young Numismatist Literary Awards

Submissions for the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) annual Young Numismatist Literary Awards competition are being accepted through April 1. The awards were established to encourage young writers in three age groups, all of whom will compete for cash awards and numismatic books.


How Many Coins Has the U.S. Mint Produced Over the Past 100 Years?

Custom coin and pin website WizardPins.com created a visualization highlighting how many coins the U.S. Mint has produced in the last 100 years.


Arkansas and Ohio Coin Dealers Receives Service Awards

The National Coin & Bullion Association dealer-members Dan Hedges (Auro Industries, Little Rock, Arkansas) and David Miholer (The Executive Coin Company, Stow, Ohio) have received the association's 2021 Diane Piret Memorial Outstanding Service Award for their continuous dedication and financial contributions to obtaining a sales-tax exemption on sales of collector coins, bullion coins, bullion, and currency in the state of Arkansas and reinstating Ohio's exemption for precious-metal and investment coins and bullion, respectively.

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