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BREAKING NEWS ! – Motions to Dismiss Filed in Brasher Doubloon Lawsuit
Armen R. Vartian
Armen R. Vartian, the attorney for Steven L. Contursi and Donald H. Kagin, has filed a Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit recently filed against them by William Swoger over the Brasher Doubloon. Attached (via PACER) are PDF copies of the Notice of Motion to Dismiss, the Memorandum in Support of the Motion to Dismiss, and a Request for Judicial Notice asking the Court to enter into evidence a Los Angeles Times newspaper story in which the Plaintiff (Swoger) is quoted as making statements inconsistent with some of the allegations in his lawsuit against Defendants Contursi and Kagin.
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£1m Viking hoard of jewels and coins goes on display
Times Online UK
The largest and most important Viking hoard of jewels and coins found in Britain for more than 150 years have gone on display for the first time. The Vale of York hoard, unearthed by a father and son team of treasure hunters in a field and dated at more than 1,000 years old, includes many precious metal objects including 617 coins, a gilt silver vessel, a rare gold armring, ingots and chopped-up fragments known as hack silver.
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Goldberg Auctions, McCawley/Grellman to Sell Dan Holmes Collection of Large Cents – Premier Sale September 6
PCGS – Video
The Dan Holmes Collection of U.S. Large Cents represents a unique accomplishment in American Numismatics. It is the most complete Large Cent collection by date and die variety ever formed either publicly or privately. The product of over 35 years of collecting, Mr. Holmes’ collection lacks only one unique early-date cent, the 1793 NC-5 (impounded in the ANS museum), and one late date, the unique 1851 N-42, for completeness.
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United States Mint Launches American Samoa Quarter September 3
US Mint
The official launch of the American Samoa commemorative quarter-dollar will kick off September 3, at 10 a.m. in Pago Pago. United States Mint Deputy Director Andy Brunhart and American Samoa Governor Togiola T.A. Tulafono will preside over the event. The reverse design of the American Samoa quarter depicts the ava bowl, whisk and staff in the foreground with a coconut tree on the shore in the background.
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Central Banks Become Net Buyers Of Gold For First Time Since 1987
By Patrick A. Heller, Market Update
One of the most respected analysts of gold activity, GFMS (formerly known as Gold Fields Mineral Services), reported last month that “Central banks’ swing into net demand territory during the second quarter of 2009 was something of an exception.” The exception is that this is the first time that central banks, in total, have purchased more gold than they have sold since 1987!
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Coin Dealer Mark Yaffe Back in Business
Tampa Bay
Well-known and embattled coin dealer Mark Yaffe has a new company with what may be an appropriate name: The Phoenix Gold Corp. Just two weeks after National Gold Exchange Inc. — the coin business Yaffe and his brother opened more than 20 years ago — filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, Yaffe is operating another firm dealing in coins.
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Coin collector Clifford Mishler hits jackpot as president of American Numismatic Association
Stevens Point Journal
A friend of his collected canceled postage stamps, and he tried to convince Mishler to start collecting them, too, but he said he didn’t see the point. Then Mishler saw a mail order ad in a magazine offering 10 pieces of obsolete World War II paper money and an assortment of coins for 10 cents. He got approval from his father and sent out his order.
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