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50 years since demise of silver

By Richard Giedroyc It was a half century ago, in 1964, that the United States officially ended minting circulating silver coins. Granted, due to a compromise between President Lyndon B. Johnson and U.S. Congress some silver would be retained in … Continue reading

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Nevada National Bank Note leads Expo sale

A 1929 $10 National Bank Note from Tonopah, Nev., featuring an A000001A serial number, is estimated to sell for in excess of $50,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo U.S. Currency Signature Auctions, Sept. 3-5. “Collectors will instantly appreciate the … Continue reading

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Perth Mint marks Coral Sea battle

On July 7 Australia’s Perth Mint released a new silver half-ounce bullion piece. The 50-cent coin commemorates the Battle of the Coral Sea fought from May 4 to May 8, 1942. It was a critical clash in the Pacific during … Continue reading

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ANA presents Literary Awards to authors of magazine articles

The ANA’s 2014 Literary Awards recognizing articles published in the 2013 volume of the ANA’s official magazine, The Numismatist, were presented Aug. 7 at the 2014 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. Introduced in 1949, the Heath Literary … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge convention hosts 350 tables

A number of special events highlighted the Blue Ridge Numismatic Association 55th Annual Convention held at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center in Dalton, Ga., Aug. 15-17. BRNA President Grant Campbell, other officers and governors provided many special events, … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Lettered edges can face up or down

By Richard Giedroyc The lettered edge, when present, on our current golden dollar coins can face either towards the obverse or the reverse. Is this true of all lettered edge coins, or are there coins where the lettered edge consistently … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Standing in line paid off in gold

By Karl Hinds My son-in-law Del and I attended the American Numismatic Association convention in Chicago last month with our main focus on buying a couple of gold Kennedy half dollars. We left my house 300 miles southwest of Chicago … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (09/16/14)

Good ol’ days aren’t coming back Regarding the letter from the reader bemoaning the loss of 8-ounce yogurt containers and metal caps on mayonnaise jars, I extend my sympathies, but those things aren’t coming back even if you boycott what’s … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (09/16/14)

From the Aug. 22 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Do you search change for error coins? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.   Yes, I do search for error coins, and have found quite a … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Mint sets one-day output record

It is considered bad form to run up the score in some sports, but there was no such constraint on the Coining Division at the United States Mint in Philadelphia July 24 when it delivered 42.44 million coins. That single-day … Continue reading

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