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Odyssey Shipwreck and Legal Battle with Spain Moves Forward

A federal judge moved a legal battle forward by ruling Thursday on several counts between Spain and Odyssey Marine Exploration, a deep-sea treasure-hunting...

BEP Prints 649.6 Million U.S. Notes Worth $13.8 Billion in February

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) produced 649,600,000 U.S. notes in February of 2008 worth a total of $13,779,200,000. Making currency is...

Part Three of Phil Kaufman’s Early Seated Proof Sets to be...


Dallas, TX. A third selection of Early Seated Proof Sets from Phil Kaufman's superlative multi-million dollar collection (1839-1858) is being auctioned by Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries in their Platinum Night Auction at the April 16-19 CSNS convention in Chicago.

Two proof dimes from the Kaufman Collection

"Part One of the Kaufman Collection, realizing $1,712,600, was sold at the August 2007 ANA World's Fair of Money in Milwaukee," noted Heritage President Greg Rohan, "followed by Part Two at the January 2008 FUN auction, which realized $2,590,000. Part Three, to be offered at CSNS, comprises the Seated Liberty proof coins of 1839, 1842, 1846, 1849, and 1855. The fourth and final selection will be auctioned at the Baltimore 2008 ANA World's Fair of Money."

"Mr. Kaufman is an extraordinary collector," continued Rohan. "We started selling important selections from his collections in 2002, and have successfully concluded more than a half dozen separate consignments. We are appreciative of his continued trust in Heritage."

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Australian and Vatican-Approved Coins Commemorate ‘World Youth Day 2008’

The Perth Mint of Australia has minted silver and gold commemorative coins celebrating the World Youth Day 2008, the largest youth event in...

2008 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins for Collectors

The United States Mint opened orders for the always eagerly awaited American Eagle Gold Proof Coins. 2008 marks the twenty-second year for the collector...

Profit Taking Slaps Gold Down, Silver and Platinum Follow

Gold skidded nearly 2% lower today after sizzling to a new high just yesterday on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Gold initially remained steady...

Heritage to Auction Thomas M. Flynn Collection of United States...

Dallas, TX. The entire, renowned Thomas M. Flynn Collection of U.S. and Canadian Currency, including more than 1,000 large size notes encompassing...

Heritage to Offer Historic Ed Price Collection of Early Dimes &...


The First to be Assembled with the Common Reverses. To be Offered by Heritage Auction Galleries at the Baltimore ANA1792 Disme, Judd-10, High R.6, PR62 Brown NGC. Ex: Judd

Dallas, TX. The Ed Price Collection, an incomparable variety collection of early Dimes and Quarter Eagles, valued over $4 million, will be auctioned by Heritage Auction Galleries at their Official Auction of the Baltimore ANA, July 30-Aug. 2, 2008.


Only one complete collection of draped bust dimes by variety had previously been assembled (Allen F. Lovejoy's, sold in 1990), and only one complete collection of early quarter eagles (1796-1807) by variety had previously been assembled (by Harry Bass - now on display at ANA Museum).

Heritage is proud to present the Ed Price Collection, a complete collection by variety of both the early dimes and quarter eagles, featuring the common reverse dies, such as has never before been assembled.

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Royal Mint Celebrates 25th Anniversary of £1: Gold and Silver Coin...


The British Royal Mint is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the decimal £1 coin with two special and spectacular 14-coin proof collector sets. The rare commemorative 22-carat gold proof set and the .925 sterling silver proof collection each bear reverse designs that have been used on pound coins during the last twenty-five years.

Royal Mint 25th Anniversary £1 Gold and Silver Coin Collections

Both sets of coins look exceptional. One thing, however ... Do not get too excited about the gold proof set. The coins are already extremely rare. With the Mint only producing 150 sets worldwide, few will ever see them in person.

For an added contrast to the silver proof coins, the Royal Mint added 24-karat gold plating to each coin's designs, making them "pop" with extra detail.

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Swiss Bimetallic "Golden Eagle" Commemorative Coin on Sale

The bimetallic Golden Eagle commemorative coin is now available from the Federal Mint Swissmint. The Golden Eagle coin is the second of four...