Coin News: Coin Dealer’s Integrity, Redfield Hoard, Oregon Trail Commemorative

by on September 10, 2009 · 0 comments

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Local coin shop owner awarded
Mathew Pellegrion | Santa Rosa Press Gazette

Whoever coined the phrase take a penny leave a penny, doesn’t know Bob Bruce. Owner of two of the biggest coin shops in the Gulf Coast area, this coin collector and previous law enforcement office knows how to catch thieves red handed. Bruce was recently awarded the Sol Kaplan Award from the Professional Numismatists Guild for recovering more than $100,000 worth of valued …

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Redfield Hoard Increased Collector Supply
Paul M. Green | Numismatic News

It’s now been over three decades since LaVere Redfield passed away in 1974 and the process of settling what turned out to be his memorable estate began. Eventually Redfield’s holdings would be sold to A-Mark for $7.3 million. It was a lot of money at the time. It was closer to a fortune, but for a reported 407,000 Morgan and Peace dollars of which 351,259 were considered Mint State, it was well worth the money …

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The Oregon Trail Commemoratives’ Overstayed Welcome
John Dale | Heritage Blog

The history of the early or "classic" commemorative coinage of the United States has its good points and bad. Some commemoratives, like the various Oregon Trail half dollars, combine both. As has widely been noted, the design for the Oregon Trail half dollar — a collaboration between the Frasers, a "power couple" in American art in their time — is among the most beautiful in the commemorative series …

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New U.S. bullion coins; who cares?
Dave Harper | Buzz with Dave Harper

When next year’s quarter program honoring national parks and other sites in 50 states and six other territorial jurisdictions of the United States begins, a parallel issue will also kick in. It is a series of coins you won’t be able to acquire at the local bank. As each new quarter is released, the program also authorizes the striking of another version of the design on .999 fine silver blanks with diameters double the size …

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