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Award-winning numismatic author, acclaimed researcher, well-known dealer, Q. David Bowers, chairman of Stack’s and numismatic director of Whitman Publishing LLC, visited FOX 29’s studio Thursday to talk about coin values and the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Philadelphia Expo. Bowers visits with Mike Jerrick, co-host of Good Day Philadelphia. They discuss several circulation finds and their […]

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        The Summer Sunset Collection DLRC Internet Auction #412 is now accepting bids for the over 1,100 lots offered in the Summer Sunset Collection. This sale will run for two weeks with the bidding ending the evening of Monday, September 21 between 8-11 pm EST. DLRC Auctions has special financing available and welcomes trade-ins. This massive […]

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US Mint Video Describing New Quarters The United States Mint today announced the design themes for the next 56 US quarters and the massive commemorative silver bullion coins that will be issued between 2010 to 2021. It also formerly introduced the name of the new series, calling it the United States Mint America the Beautiful […]

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The desire and rush to the get the latest 2009 Lincoln Penny depicting Lincoln’s formative years in Indiana (the "Rail Splitter" cent) was exceptional. The cent launched Thursday in the Lincoln State Park at the Lincoln Amphitheatre to a crowd of around 3,000 people who were more than willing to spend a major portion of […]

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A wealthy Nebraska father who didn’t trust banks and believed an American collapse was just around the corner, hid nearly two tons of silver and gold coins "under our beds, in the kitchen cupboards, up in the attics, in the bottom of dresser drawers, in holes in the ground," writes daughter Alison Johnson.

Alison tells her true life story in a book called "The Eleventh Hour Can’t Last Forever."

She recounts how her father hid more than $1.5 million worth of coins and how "his blind absorption in amassing wealth" created an array of family problems.

A glimpse into her father’s obsession is gleaned in listening to Alison talk to Nebraska’s 6 News.

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A dig site where 22 ancient coins inscribed with Cleopatra’s name, an alabaster mask fragment resembling Mark Antony, and 10 mummies were discovered suggest Cleopatra’s lost tomb may be within reach, according to Egypt’s chief archeologist, Zahi Hawass.

Archaeologist found the coins and mask last year when excavating a 2,300 year-old temple built by Ptolemy II. The recent cemetery discoveries led to underground radar revealing three “important anomalies.”

The evidence has convinced Hawass that someone important is buried within temple, and possibly the famous lovers.

 

"We think this is really a perfect place for Cleopatra and Mark Antony to be hidden," Hawass said.

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Rick Mercer, Canadian satirist and TV personality, throws his brand of humor into the mix as he tours the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa. Watch Rick as he walks through the Mint’s gold vault, checks out the gold refinery process, the Mint’s rolling room and finishes the tour by handling several gold coin blanks and […]

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A Utah woman who tried paying for Walmart groceries with $20 Gold Double Eagles was apparently turned away, and then exchanged 14 of them at a nearby bank for face value, according to one of the most unusual coin stories ever relayed in the media.

In a further twist, the bank’s teller apparently realized the uniqueness of the coins, bought them for what he paid the lady, and later learned of their value from a coin dealer.

As the story continues, we discover the teller was fired and a search for the woman is in progress.

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The Odyssey discovery of the "Black Swan" 17-ton gold and and silver coin treasure, its recovery and legal battle with Spain over it will air Thursday, April 2, on the Discovery Channel’s "Treasure Quest." The episode is likely to be the most fascinating of the season, and on Tuesday, excellent background and a preview of […]

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The first 2009 Lincoln cent launch and the remaining three penny designs were captured today by a 49 second video clip from the Associated Press. The new cents commemorate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, which is today, and the 100th anniversary of the first issued 1909 Lincoln cent. The embedded video provides a detailed […]

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