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The Rare Coin Company LogoQueensland, Australia. The Rare Coin Company is poised to set yet another world record when it bids to acquire the very first Australian Commonwealth Banknote ever printed, the 1913 Ten Shilling note.

Rob Jackman, the Company’s founder will attend the International Auction Galleries auction at the Sofitel Hotel Gold Coast in Queensland on Sunday 9th of March 2008 from 3pm. It is estimated that the banknote is valued at $1.3 to $1.4 million dollars and that the auction will attract a number of major coin dealers and private collectors.

If successful, this will be the second time in less than four months that The Rare Coin Company has set a new world record for the price paid for an Australian banknote at public auction. In November 2007, the Company paid $1,223,250 dollars for an Australian 1924 George V One Thousand Pound banknote, which was sold at auction by Nobles Numismatics in Sydney.

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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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The trend of a busy opening day continued at the February 14 – 16, 2008 Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo.  Total attendance for the three-day show, including dealers and the general public, was 5,206, according to Ronald J. Gillio, Expo General Chairman.   “We’ve seen this developing trend the past few years with […]

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Register today to learn more about Arizona’s rich numismatic heritage with Collecting United States National Bank Notes, with an Emphasis on Arizona Notes and Arizona Mining Stocks, Ingots and Pioneer Minor Coinage. These are just two ANA School of Numismatics courses available before and during the Phoenix National Money Show™, March 7-9.

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A SIMCO Numismatics customer was burglarized for over $2,000,000 in coins and other personal property several days before Christmas. The Central Ohio owner used a large in-house safe, but it was brazenly taken from the home intact. The owner, who would like to remain anonymous, is offering a substantial reward for information or assistance in […]

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CoinNews draws a large audience of new collectors who are Internet-savvy, and who have never or rarely picked up a coin or numismatic print publication. According to CoinNews web logs, tens of hundreds of visitors come to CoinNews each day for their first time. Based on questions and search terms, many readers are just starting […]

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(Irvine, California) — Hundreds of silver and gold coins, silver bars and specially-made gold $1 and $5 denomination gaming tokens that were stored for decades in the vault of a well-known downtown Las Vegas casino have been purchased by Spectrum Numismatics International of Irvine, California. “These items are from the El Cortez Hotel and Casino […]

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"One of the Most Popular of all Registry Sets" (Santa Ana, California) — The PCGS Set Registry all-time number one finest set of modern U.S. proof coins from 1968 to the present will be exhibited by Professional Coin Grading Service during the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention (booth #138) in Orlando, January 10 – 13, […]

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Whether 15-year old Deviprasad Mangaraj lands a Guinness World Record or not is almost beside the point. He’s already landed a huge achievement building a coin collection with over 40,000 coins and from 120 different countries. That, obviously, is no small feat. And for that and his drive, Mangaraj is already known throughout the world […]

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