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View Larger Map Over the weekend four suspected counterfeiters were arrested by Columbian police along with $4 million dollars in fake U.S. currency. Authorities had reportedly been searching for the suspects for six years and they were on the U.S. most wanted list.

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When you’re pulling out a few bills or loose change to pay for something, it just happens. There’s little if any consideration to how the US monetary system came to be or how it works. It just happens. Numismatists will typically have a better grasp of information, but it’s easier to get caught into the […]

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Take the new two-click poll on the CoinNews website asking that very question (found in the upper right). Surprisingly, at least so far, results have been close to evenly mixed. Compared to the U.S., interesting and different dynamics are in play with other countries and their small change. Several countries are actually suffering through serious […]

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Buying a box of Cheerios® in January of 2000 bought you more than a good breakfast. You were given one shot at a very special Sacagawea golden coin. Just a dollar you say? Not quite. These Cheerios dollars are now being sold for several thousand dollars each. You likely remember the introduction of the Sacagawea […]

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The Utah quarter is ready. It’s the final state quarter for 2007, the fifth released this year and the 45th coin in the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters® Program. The quarters are fresh off the presses and available in special U.S. Mint rolls and bags. The two-roll set is priced at $32.95 and includes […]

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Gold climbed to its newest 28 year high Monday, November 5. It reached $814.20 on the New York Mercantile Exchange and finally settled to $810.80 an ounce. In reaction and as CoinNews.net analyzed and then predicted Friday, Nov. 2, the United States Mint halted Uncirculated Gold American Eagles sales once again. Similar to their very […]

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So says Democrat Congressman Zack Space of Ohio who’s trying to help a company within his district. The company, Jackson Metals, would melt pennies for their copper content. Helping businesses is hard to fault. But is newly proposed legislation that would benefit companies like Jackson Metals and change coinage laws the right thing to do? […]

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Gold hit two thresholds today, November 2, making it a popular topic of interest across major news outlets. One threshold was closing above $800. The other was a new 28 year high. For a time, gold actually hit $810.70 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It finally closed at $808.50 an ounce. Speculation is abound, […]

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The festive holiday season is fast approaching and the U.S. Mint is ready with their latest coin and product catalog. The Mint has announced that the new catalog will be available Thursday, October 25. In a statement, United States Mint Director Ed Moy said: “Our catalog features beautifully crafted products that embody the spirit of […]

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Today, President Bush honored Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, with the Congressional Gold Medal. The medal was given in recognition of his many enduring and outstanding contributions to peace, non-violence, human rights, and religious understanding. President Bush was actually the first US leader to appear publicly with the Dalai Lama. Previous presidents […]

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