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Coin Collecting

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Flemington, NJ Man Pockets Rare Bill After Bidding Nearly $250K

Jess Lipka was exhilarated at the chance of owning the rare $5 bill, even though his winning bid of nearly $247,000 terrified him.

10/24/2012

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One-of-a-Kind Dime Sells For $1.84 Million in Philadelphia

What is a ten-cent coin worth? Well, when it’s the centerpiece of a one-of-a-kind coin collection minted in 1873, the answer is millions.

08/10/2012

(An entrance sign at the US Mint in Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Guard Pleads Guilty To Stealing Coins From US Mint In Philadelphia

Not just any dollar coins, mind you, but partially manufactured coins — ones that were not finished and would therefore become quite valuable in the coin collecting world.

09/09/2011