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POLL: Real or Real Fishy?

August 31, 2016 in Blogs, Books, Coins, Collecting, Morgan Silver Dollars, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Silver, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Yesterday I wrote about the announcement that the fifth edition of A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars by Q. David Bowers will include evidence that a 1964 Morgan Dollar exists or has existed. As part of their press release, they sent out an image of the cover with the coin. I questioned whether this […] Full article at the source>

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New Edition of Whitman’s Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars Reveals Previously Unknown 1964 Morgan Dollar

August 30, 2016 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Morgan Silver Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

By: Whitman Publishing News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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(Atlanta, Georgia) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of the new fifth edition of A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, by Q. David Bowers. The 304-page book will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide on September 27, 2016, for $19.95. Before then it is available for preorder (including online at www.Whitman.com).

The pricing, text, and certified population data in the fifth edition have been edited and updated. New research covers counterfeit error coins and other topics, including a numismatic bombshell: recent discoveries and photographs revealing the previously unknown 1964 Morgan silver dollar.

“The world of…Full article at the source>

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Is the 1964 Morgan a fish story?

August 30, 2016 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Morgan Silver Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Press Releases, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

That explosion you might have heard was the collective minds of the numismatic community when it was revealed that a 1964 Morgan Dollar exists, or at least once existed. The press release issued by Whitman Publishing for the new fifth edition of A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, by Q. David Bowers, that included […] Full article at the source>

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What I like about you

August 29, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Numismatica, Numismatics, Online Tools, Opinion

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Although this post is not about the the 1980 hit by the Romantics or the sitcom that ran on The WB over 10 years ago, it is about you. Earlier this year I changed the way I keep statistics for this blog. I had to make this change because the old way of keeping statistics […] Full article at the source>

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End of August Report

August 29, 2016 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Market Report, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, USA Coins

By: Jose Legend Numismatics Market Report

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The activity we experienced this past week should have happened last week (post ANA Show). Guess the that many people were away or just not paying attention to the coin market. We had figured okay, the real doldrums had hit and we’re toast through the middle of September. NOT! Things could not have been more active.

We sold a five figure coin each day. We can only mention three of the five figure sales. We sold a 50C 1807 Draped Bust PCGS MS64 CAC, $20 1911 PCGS MS66 CAC and our gorgeous $20 1857 PCGS MS64+ CAC (this was really a… Full article at the source>

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What’s in your pocket?

August 29, 2016 in American Buffalo, Antique Coins, Blogs, Cents, Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Fun, History, Money, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Treasure Hunting, USA Coins

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

During the busy week, I will empty my pocket of change and place it on my dresser. When it gets too piled up I will see if there is anything worth a further look before dumping them into a nearby container. After a year, the container is emptied and the proceeds go to charity. But […] Full article at the source>

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Collecting on a Budget: Affordable Standing Liberty Quarters

August 26, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Quarters, USA Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Standing Liberty quarter, originally produced from 1916 to 1930, is in the news this year thanks to the 100th anniversary of its introduction and the release of the centennial gold version from the United States Mint. It was intended to replace the Barber design with something more beautiful, and few collectors would argue that the issues introduced in 1916 are not among the most attractive circulation coinage America has ever produced. But collectors also know that the series has a few rare key-dates (such as the 1916) that are notoriously difficult to find in well-struck, Uncirculated condition… Full article at the source>

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Whitman Publishing Issues Call for New Red Book Contributors

August 23, 2016 in Antique Coins, Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Reference, USA Coins

By: Whitman Publishing News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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(Atlanta, Georgia)—Whitman Publishing, producer since 1946 of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the annually issued retail price guide known as the “Red Book”), announces a call for new pricing contributors. There is an application and screening process, after which newly selected participants will contribute to the pricing of the 71st edition.

“Red Book pricing is compiled and analyzed from the contributions of nearly 100 of the hobby’s leading coin dealers nationwide,” said Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. “We use data provided by retailers and auctioneers active in the day-to-day business of buying, selling, and trading coins. We also… Full article at the source>

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Next stop for the famed Double Eagles: SCOTUS

August 23, 2016 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, History, Inheritance, Investing, Legal, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Earlier this months the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on the procedural appeal that the ten 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coins did not have to be returned to the Langbord family. This is a case that has been ongoing for ten years following the “discovery” of ten 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 gold Double […] Full article at the source>

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United Kingdom Features Natural Landmarks on New Silver Crown Coin Set

August 22, 2016 in Antique Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Royal British Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, The Royal Mint, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Royal Mint has issued (August 19) a new four-coin silver crown set entitled, “Portraits of Britain,” which features some of the most admired and distinct natural landmarks in the United Kingdom. The locations are either National Parks or regions that are set aside for preservation due to their natural beauty and unspoiled environment. Included in this series are:

The Giant’s Causeway. Located in Antrim, Northern Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway is renowned for its more than 40,000 polygonal columns of layered basalt, which resulted from a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. This is… Full article at the source>

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Grading Results of Cleaning and Old Green Holders

August 22, 2016 in Antique Coins, Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Education, Grading, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Michael Bugeja News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Remember these coins? Two on the right were cleaned with MS70 detergent and two with an undisclosed dilution of water and Jewel Luster, a dipping product. All were cracked out of PCGS holders to test cleaning and grading consistency.

 

You can read about the perils of cleaning in this prior Coin Update post, focusing on these coins.

The dipped coin received a one-half upgrade to 64+. The other three graded MS-64, aligning with the old green holder grades. Again, as… Full article at the source>

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PCGS ups the bounty

August 21, 2016 in Aluminum, Antique Coins, Blogs, Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Catching up with the numismatic news from the last few weeks, I saw a note that Professional Coin Grading Service is offering a bounty of $10,000 each to view and grade five of the very rarest coins. PCGS will grade the coins and return them to their owner along with the $10,000 reward. It started […] Full article at the source>

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ANA Shares Seven Things You May Not Know About Olympic Medals

August 20, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Bronze, Collecting, Education, Gold, History, Medals, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Silver

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The American Numismatic Association has shared the following release:

(Colorado Springs, CO)—With so much excitement around the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, here are seven obscure Olympic medal facts courtesy of the Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colo. The museum is currently exhibiting “Olympic Games—History & Numismatics,” honoring the history, ideals and pageantry of the world’s finest athletic event.

#1. Olympic gold medals aren’t really gold

The last series of medals made of solid gold were awarded at the 1912 Summer Olympic Games in Stockholm. Traditionally, Olympic gold medals are required to be made from at least 92.5% silver, and… Full article at the source>

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U.S. Mint Shares New Images of Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin

August 18, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The U.S. Mint’s Web site now features official images of the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin, which will become available on September 8. Production of the issue will be limited to 100,000 coins and a one-coin-per-household order limit has been established.

The price of the coin will be revealed closer to the item’s launch-date, since the Mint will appraise the value of the issue in accordance with the fluctuating market price of gold. The Mint’s full pricing chart for this year’s Centennial gold coins can be viewed here.

The Standing Liberty obverse… Full article at the source>

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The More I Know, the More I Realize What I Don’t Know

August 17, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Fun, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

By: Win_webmaster Women in Numismatics

The More I Know, the More I Realize What I Don’t Know An Essay on Why We Should Never Stop Seeking Knowledge and…. the Most Important Reason to Attend the ANA Summer Seminar! By Charmy Harker “The Penny Lady®” Read the Full Article HERE.. Full article at the source>

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Myrna Lighterman Passes away at 85

August 17, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Collecting, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By: Win_webmaster Women in Numismatics

Myrna Lighterman Passes away at 85 Member of: Women in Numismatics, Hobo Nickel Society (Original), FUN, ANA LM, CC&GTCC (Casino Chip & Gaming Token) Awards: ANA Presidential Award (Jan 2001) Numismatic Ambassador (2008) ANA Glenn Smedley Memorial Award (2008) ANA Medal Of Merit (2012 with Mark Lighterman) Myrna will be missed… Full article at the source>

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Will you help?

August 17, 2016 in Blogs, Charity, Collecting, Donations, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Young Collectors

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

There are no bigger heroes in daily society than teachers. Teachers are entrusted with our children to teach them while working through the societal, social, and political issues to ensure that our future is educated. In the face of attack by people who think they know better and politicians who want them to do more […] Full article at the source>

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How Rare Coins Can Help Your Investment Portfolio

August 15, 2016 in Bullion, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Steve Hunt News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Just last year, a British charity known for helping UK war veterans received an odd-looking two pence coin in one of its donation bins. As the coins were being counted, a branch treasurer noticed that this particular two pence coin was silver instead of the usual copper color and took the coin to the bank to find out more about it. As it turns out, the nickel-plated two-pence coin was actually made in error, making it a rare and valuable find. The coin went on to sell for £1,350 ($1,915), an astonishing 67,000 times more than its face… Full article at the source>

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Pocahontas – final coins in delightful Disney Princess series

August 15, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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Disney Princess: Pocahontas

Released in 1995, Walt Disney Pictures’ animated feature film Pocahontas stars the 18-year old daughter of a Native American chief who falls in love with John Smith, an English soldier, during the 17th century settlement of Jamestown.

Beautiful, free-spirited and at one with nature, Pocahontas displays wisdom beyond her years by helping to allay mistrust and conflict between her people and the settlers. Despite injured John Smith’s desire for her to return to England with him, Pocahontas decides to stay with her tribe, but comforts him with the promise that “I’ll always be with you forever”.

The final release from… Full article at the source>

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Mike Fuljenz Honored With Crime Fighting And Writing Awards At World’s Fair of Money

August 13, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, History, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Prize Winners

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Michael Fuljenz with two of the numerous awards he received at the 2016 World's Fair of Money.

Michael Fuljenz with two of the numerous awards he received at the 2016 World’s Fair of Money.

(Anaheim, California) – Top awards for consumer protection crime-fighting efforts and outstanding numismatic writing were presented to Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion (www.UniversalCoin.com) in Beaumont, Texas, at the 2016 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money.  

He received four prestigious honors from two influential organizations, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and the (NLG) Numismatic Literary Guild, during awards ceremonies conducted in Anaheim, California, August 8 through 12.

The PNG presented Fuljenz the Sol Kaplan Award for efforts in combatting crimes against the numismatic community and the NLG honored him with three awards for writing, broadcasting and his strong support of the hobby. The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top rare coin and currency experts, and the NLG is a nonprofit organization composed of prominent editors and writers in the numismatic community.

Fuljenz along with co-winners of the PNG’s Kaplan award, former Police Chief Doug Davis and investigative journalist Jerry Jordan, jointly worked for nine months to provide valuable assistance to law enforcement agencies in four states that helped detectives coordinate their investigations into a series of numismatic-related crimes.

Their persistent work successfully led to the arrests earlier this year of three suspected con artists who allegedly targeted elderly victims and their coin collections in California, Colorado, New York and Texas. Fuljenz assisted one of the victims get back the $84,000 he spent on purchasing counterfeit gold American Eagles from two of the suspects.

Davis, the City Manager and former Police Chief of Pantego, Texas, is Founder and President of the Numismatic Crime Information Center (www.NumismaticCrimes.org).  Jordan is Editor of SETinvesigates.com, an online investigative news organization in Southeast Texas.

The winners of the prestigious Professional Numismatists Guild's 2016 Sol Kaplan Award for fighting numismatic-related crimes, (left to right) Jerry Jordan, Michael Fuljenz and Doug Davis.

The winners of the prestigious Professional Numismatists Guild’s 2016 Sol Kaplan Award for fighting numismatic-related crimes, (left to right) Jerry Jordan, Michael Fuljenz and Doug Davis.

Fuljenz won a Best Article award for his informative story, “Treasury Moves to Redesign $10 Bill, Add Portrait of an American Woman,” published in The Examiner newspaper in his hometown of Beaumont. He also received a Best Radio Report award for his weekly broadcasts, “The Coin Show,” on KLVI 560 radio in Beaumont, and was named recipient of the NLG’s 2016 “Ribbit” Award for his service to the hobby and the Numismatic Literary Guild.  Since 1986, he has been honored with more than 60 awards from the organization.

Fuljenz also was a featured speaker at the World’s Fair of Money, presenting an educational lecture about the history of the national motto, In God We Trust, and the ongoing efforts to defend it against lawsuits that seek to remove the familiar motto from American’s currency and public buildings.

Known as America’s Gold Expert®, Michael Fuljenz has won dozens of prestigious national and regional awards and honors for his consumer education and protection work in rare coins and precious metals.  He recently received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from McNeese State University.  A respected community leader in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas, Mike also has served with distinction as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission, United States Mint and Royal Canadian Mint, and is on the Boards of Directors of the Jefferson County Texas Crime Stoppers organization, the Numismatic Literary Guild and the Industry Council For Tangible Assets.

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Proof was in the change

August 13, 2016 in Blogs, Circulating Coins, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, Entertainment, Fun, Money, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Pennies, USA Coins

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Sometimes I am amazed at what other people find in their daily change. While I tend to pick up a few foreign coins or some old wheat cents, I have never picked up anything really interesting until the other day. During a visit to a numerically named convenience store for a cold beverage, I noticed […] Full article at the source>

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Numismatic Literary Guild Awards 2016 Prizes to Seven Whitman Publishing Authors

August 12, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Bank Notes, Books, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Competition, Conventions, Education, Events, Exunumia, History, Investing, News, Numismatic Literary Guild, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Prize Winners, Rare Coins, Reference, Tokens, U.S. Notes, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Whitman Publishing News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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(Anaheim, California)—The Numismatic Literary Guild announced the awards for its annual Writers Competition at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Thursday, August 11, 2016.

Seven Whitman Publishing authors received recognition in categories covering U.S. coins, U.S. paper money, world coins, numismatic investments, and tokens and medals. They were:

Michael Moran and Jeff Garrett: “Best Specialized Book, U.S. Coins,” for 1849: The Philadelphia Mint Strikes Gold, a chronicle of the trials and tribulations of the U.S. Mint in the first half of the 19th century and the tremendous impact that the 1848 discovery Full article at the source>

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High relief Enterprise coins pay tribute to iconic starship

August 10, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Entertainment, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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In 1966, the team behind landmark sci-fi series Star Trek introduced one of the most memorable space craft ever devised for TV and film. So futuristic was the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, that 50 years later, the renowned starship is still highly admired – beloved even – by fans of the Star Trek canon.

Constructed at the San Francisco Yards orbiting Earth, the Enterprise was a Constitution-class starship, a heavy cruiser built to explore strange new worlds, to serve as home to 400-plus crew, and to withstand the stress of battle.

Launched in 2245, she reached the peak of her 40-year career during… Full article at the source>

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Reflections on the Exciting New Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

August 10, 2016 in Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, Morgan Silver Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Reference, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

By: Dennis Tucker News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Whenever the coins of the United States are ranked for popularity, the famous Morgan silver dollar rises to the top of the list. Here at Whitman Publishing headquarters we clearly see its universal appeal. Hobbyists buy thousands and thousands of our folders, albums, and other holders to store and display their Morgan dollars. We get letters, emails, and phone calls about the hefty old coins. When we go to coin shows, collectors and investors are talking about them. As we work on each year’s edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the “Red Book”), we hear… Full article at the source>

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BNote sing new praises for Baltimore

August 10, 2016 in Bank Notes, Blogs, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Last April, the Baltimore Green Currency Association, sponsor of the BNote, initiated an Indiegogo campaign to fund their next issue that would feature significant women in Baltimore history. Although the campaign fell a little short, an anonymous donor funded more than $10,000 of the balance to print the currency. Notes are a local currency that […] Full article at the source>

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