Author Archives: NMN

Frosted Freedom Coin to Cross the Block

An error 2007-W platinum American Eagle quarter-ounce coin where FREEDOM on the reverse is frosted instead of having a mirror surface is being auctioned by GreatCollections on its website. Ending date is April 27. This is just the second known … Continue reading

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Shenandoah quarter arrives at ceremony

The Shenandoah National Park quarter was officially introduced April 4 at the Front Royal, Va., Skyline High School. Continue reading

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Tax exemption starts

A sales tax exemption on the sales of rare coins and precious metals became law April 2 in Nebraska when Gov. Dave Heineman signed LB 867.
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Lasers improve life of coin dies

Study your coins and you will find some have die cracks, raised lines resulting from the later state of a deteriorating die from which these coins were struck. Continue reading

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There is nothing like a Dame

Bank notes are a great place to learn stuff. In March of last year I had never heard of the Dame of Elche. Then in April I experienced a full frontal confrontation. She is remarkable. Continue reading

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Ruth Hill collection to be featured

Described as a “crowning achievement” of any Chinese bank note collection is this 1953 People’s Republic of China 10 yuan from the Ruth Hill collection. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: 50th anniversary Kennedy bad idea

In my opinion a 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half dollar commemorative issue would be meaningless. Continue reading

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Failure to purchase

In recent columns, I’ve been telling you about some of my major regrets in nearly 60 years of coin collecting. Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Open roll if you want to know the date

How can I determine the date of the coins in my Brilliant Uncirculated bank roll if the reverse is what is showing on the end coins? Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (04/15/14)

I just read the Feb. 18, 2014 issue. I must reply to the “Viewpoint” article: “Rogue dealers need to clean up their act.” Continue reading

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