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Modern Coins: 2014 “Florida Natives” American Alligator coin to be released at FUN convention.

Modern Coins: 2014 “Florida Natives” American Alligator coin to be released at FUN convention.

By Charles D. Daughtrey ………….. Coinciding with the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention ModernCoinMart (MCM) is releasing a new coin depicting “Florida Natives”.  The coin, which may be the first of a series, depicts the American Alligator, one of the oldest and most fearsome apex predatory reptiles in North America, and a common native to […]

By December 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
2014 Tokelau Horse Coins Reclassified as Reverse Proof

2014 Tokelau Horse Coins Reclassified as Reverse Proof

By Chuck Daughtrey – ModernCoinMart ……… After a series of exchanges, a determination has officially been made that the new 2014 Tokelau one ounce silver horse coins minted by the renowned B.H. Mayer’s Kunstpraegeastalt GmbH (the Mayer Mint) out of Pforzheim, Germany will be designated as reverse proofs, not as standard uncirculated coins.  They were […]

By September 27, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
ModernCoinMart Responds to “Troubling” Guest Commentary

ModernCoinMart Responds to “Troubling” Guest Commentary

This is an open letter to the coin collecting and dealing community in response to a guest commentary by Richard Francis recently published by a major weekly coin publication entitled; “Firms’s acquisition of 2011 sets, while legal, is troubling” I am going to simply take the approach of answering allegations and presenting information one item […]

By February 22, 2012 35 Comments Read More →
Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps”? – Another View

Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps”? – Another View

Editors Note: The following is a letter we received following publication of an article on June 23rd by Louis Golino, “Are MS-70 Coins Value Traps” We felt the subject important enough to remove this from the comments section and post it as another viewpoint on the topic. After reading “Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps?“, I […]

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