The American Numismatic Association is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Colorado headquarters, which officially opened in Colorado Springs on June 10, 1967. Those who attend the World’s Fair of Money (, which takes ...

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Must-see rarities at Denver World’s Fair of Money

The American Numismatic Association is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Colorado headquarters, which officially opened in Colorado Springs on June 10, 1967. Those who attend the World’s Fair of Money (, which takes place August 1–5, 2017, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, will be in for an anniversary treat: The ANA will be exhibiting Colorado Gold Rush–era rarities and Lesher Referendum dollars along with other historic and famous numismatic treasures from the association’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum.

Highlights include:

  • the McDermott/Bebee Collection 1913 Liberty Head nickel, Idler/Bebee Class III 1804 Draped Bust dollar, and error notes from the Bebee collection with upside-down serial numbers and other printing mistakes;
  • the High Relief and Ultra High Relief 1907 Saint-Gaudens double eagles from the Harry W. Bass Jr. collection;
  • a set of 1860’s Clark, Gruber & Co. Colorado territorial gold pieces;
  • ...

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Miles Standish to get his head shaved to benefit ANA and help sick children

(Denver, Colorado)—Prominent numismatist Michael “Miles” Standish will get his head shaved in public at the American Numismatic Association 2017 World’s Fair of Money in Denver. The hair-raising act will raise money for the ANA and the nonprofit Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare.

Standish is an award-winning numismatic author as well as being senior grader and vice-president of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. The Austin, Texas–based Standish Foundation was launched in 2010 by his wife, Andrea Mangione Standish, a certified child-life specialist. The foundation assists healthcare providers around the world to provide the tools and training they need to minimize healthcare-related pain and suffering in children.

The “Shave Miles” event will begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Booth 97, next to the ANA Business and Messaging Center. The center is at the entrance to the World’s Fair of Money bourse floor in Hall F of the Colorado...

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Interview with Colin Campbell, investment and banking manager, Isle of Man Treasury

The coins of the Isle of Man have become some of the best-known issues with foreign coin collectors, who would have at least one piece included in their treasured collections. The journey to this level of esteem in the numismatic world has taken decades. As the Isle of Man embark on a brand-new phase of coin issues with new designs, a new mint, and exciting upcoming projects, Michael Alexander of the London Banknote and Monetary Research Centre speaks to Colin Campbell, investment and banking manager on behalf of the Isle of Man Treasury, about this journey and what’s in store for avid Isle of Man coin collectors.

Modern coin issuance for the Isle of Man began with the changeover to decimalisation in February 1971, but their coinage history spans well before this date. For many, the Isle of Man was put on the map with the issuance of a prolific and steady number of coins, ranging from base-metal circulation strikes which mirrored the coins of mainland Britain to distinctive crowns,...

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Ozark National Scenic Riverways three-coin set available June 26

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set featuring the Ozark National Scenic Riverways (product code 17AF) on June 26 at noon Eastern time.

The reverse of the quarters in this set depicts Alley Mill, a steel roller mill built in 1894. This merchant mill was used to convert wheat into flour. Much of the original milling equipment is still in place, and visitors to the park can tour the mill. Inscriptions are OZARK RIVERWAYS, MISSOURI, 2017, and E PLURIBUS UNUM. The obverse features the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan.

Priced at $9.95, this set contains two uncirculated Ozark National Scenic Riverways quarters—one from the Philadelphia Mint and one from the Denver Mint—and one Proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint. The coins are held in a durable plastic card with an image of Ozark National Scenic Riverways. A certificate of authenticity is printed on the back of the card.

Orders will be accepted...

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U.S. Mint sales report: Week ending June 18, 2017

This U.S. Mint numismatic sales report covers the week ending June 18, 2017. Only one new release is on the report this week: the highly anticipated 2017-P American Liberty silver medal (17XB). Preceded on the calendar by the $1,690 American Liberty 225th-Anniversary high-relief gold coin (17XA), the silver medal, priced at $59.95, was expected to sell well. Even fans of the design, however, were pleasantly surprised by just how well: from Wednesday, June 14 (the release date) through Sunday, June 18 (the close of the reporting period), 33,075 units were sold. The figure puts 17XB easily at the top of the sales list for the period.

The 2017 Silver Proof Set (17RH), whose opening-week figure of 174,724 units sold made it the previous week’s top seller, came in second this week, with 14,358 units sold. It’s followed by the 2017 U.S. Mint Proof Set (17RG), with 8,922 sold; the 2017 1-ounce American Eagle silver Proof coin (17EA), with 3,953 units sold; and the Lions Clubs...

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