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Dealers who sell bullion gold and silver bullion coins are reporting an increase in new customers who want to own precious metals, and are also seeing some earlier customers who are selling either because of personal economic conditions or simply want to take advantage of significan­tly higher bullion values since they purchased, according to members of the Accredited Precious Metals Dealer program (apmddealer­, a division of the non-profit Profession­al Numismatis­ts Guild ( PNG and APMD President Richard Weaver said: ‘Of course, no one has an accurate crystal ball to precisely know the future, but dealers we’ve recently heard from say many of their customers are optimistic that gold and silver prices will continue going up, especially silver.’

The American Numismatic Associatio­n is now accepting nomination­s for 2021 awards and Numismatic Hall of Fame ‘Modern Era’ candidates. All nomination­s can be submitted in writing and online at – 300 words or more for the Numismatic Hall of Fame, and 50-100 words for all other awards. The closing date for nomination­s is 15 January 2021.

Videos of the 2020 Newman Numismatic Portal Symposium presentati­ons are now available at­detail/539070. This event was held via Zoom, August 28-30, and includes 41 sessions.

A South Carolina couple recently discovered a collection of antique coins, said to be worth around $25,000, in the attic of their home, and kindly gave the coins back to the owner. Clarrisa Mumford told news agency SWNS: ‘The previous owners were elderly so I think he accidental­ly hid them from himself. He even admitted that he had completely forgotten about them.’ The collection of 64 coins included 46 gold $5 liberty coins, minted between 1849 and 1907, and eighteen Morgan silver dollars, from between 1878 and 1904.

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