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US Mint Sales: Core 2017 Sets Most Sought

Core annual sets were the strongest numismatic sellers last week, according to the latest batch of sales figures from the United States Mint. The 2017 Proof Set led them all, advancing by more than…

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NGC Grades Hercules Collection of Modern Chinese Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) authenticated and graded the Hercules Collection, one of the finest and most complete sets of modern Chinese coins ever assembled.

The Hercules Collection of…

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Precious Metals Log Third Day of Losses

Precious metals futures ended down for a third straight session Wednesday. Declines in gold and silver were more modest in this round, whereas losses in platinum and palladium were sharper.

Gold for…

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Double delight for Diwali devotees

Double delight for Diwali devotees

The popular festival of Diwali celebrates the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Known as the festival of lights, the occasion is marked by millions of people from India as well as Hindu communities all over the world with candles and fireworks.

This year we’re marking Diwali with two spectacular releases portraying Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Hindus believe that by worshipping Lakshmi sincerely, but not through greed, they will be blessed with fortune and success.

Diwali represents a special time to honour Lakshmi as the colour and lights of the festivities are said to make her very happy!

Diwali Festival 2017 1oz Silver Coin

Struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin represents Lakshmi sitting on a lotus flower with gold coins pouring out of her hands, symbolising material and spiritual wealth.

No more than 5,000 of these vividly coloured releases will be issued, each housed in a latex display frame that showcases both sides of the coin.

Diwali Festival 2017 Stamp and Coin CoverAn aluminium bronze version of the Diwali coin is included in this new Stamp and Coin Cover featuring an official Australia Post $1.00 stamp postmarked 17 October 2017.

Happy Diwali!

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Obverse Apollo 11 Candidate Designs Unveiled

The United States Mint has unveiled all the candidate designs for the Apollo 11 Commemorative Coins. In 2019, the U.S. Mint will release $5 gold coins, silver dollars, clad half-dollars, and 5-ounce…

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Gold Falls 1.3%, Silver Drops 1.9%

Precious metals futures closed lower for a second straight day Tuesday, led by silver and followed by gold.

Gold for December delivery declined $16.80, or 1.3%, to settle at $1,286.20 an ounce on…

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2019 American Legion Commemorative Coins for 100th Anniversary

In 2019, the United States Mint will produce and sell commemorative coins in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the American Legion.

The Legion (www.legion.org) was charted by Congress in 1919…

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Gold Dips from 3-Week High, Silver Eases from 1-Month High

Precious metals futures ended lower in their start to the new trading week on Monday. Losses in gold, silver, and platinum were especially modest.

Gold for December delivery shed $1.60, or 0.1%, to…

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Federal Reserve Orders 7.4 Billion Banknotes for 2018

U.S. money production for 2018 is expected to exceed 7.4 billion banknotes valued at more than $233.3 billion, according to a Federal Reserve order submitted to the Bureau of Engraving and…

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Gold Ends Above $1,300, Snapping Four-Week Losing Streak

Precious metals futures moved ahead Friday, lifting their weekly gains. Gold logged its second straight session increase, snapped a string of weekly losses that had reached four in a row, and settled…

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