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- Letters to the Editor (3/10/15) Homestead quarter shows up in OrlandoReceived a 2015 Homestead National Monument quarter Feb. 16 at a local Krispy Kreme doughnut shop in Orlando, Fla.Bill Mills FloridaThree 2015 cents appear near AtlantaI just got three 2015 cents in ch...
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By Erik N. Jansen Thanks to Bob Olekson! I saw the “Viewpoint” article you published by Bob Olekson and found myself nodding in agreement again and again. [In that article Olekson, said that “to revitalize the hobby we need new … Continue reading
1969 $1 coin honors moon landing, Eisenhower It is amazing how many people do not know that in 1971 the Mint put out a large dollar coin in honor of both President Eisenhower and the landing of the Eagle on … Continue reading
Early coppers dealer and retired Army colonel Steven Ellsworth has announced his candidacy for a seat on the American Numismatic Association board of governors in the summer election. “I would like to assist in the development of charitable program that … Continue reading
More than 2,500 people attended the Homestead National Monument of America quarter launch held Feb. 10 in Beatrice, Neb., reports Nebraska collector Mitch Ernst, who attended the event for the first 2015 quarter. The Homestead quarter design, a wooden cabin … Continue reading
By Richard Giedoryc You have warned collectors to use their own grading skills when evaluating coins for purchase. Does that mean we cannot rely on third-party grading services? No. But it is important to point out that there are likely … Continue reading
From the Feb. 6 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Is filling basic coin albums from change now a relic of a bygone age? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. Short answer — yes, mostly. The … Continue reading
From the Jan. 30 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Should the Treasury allow the melting of pre-1983 cents to recover the copper? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. Absolutely, remove the restriction against melting. This … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc Police in Carabinieri, Italy, arrested 56 people in the Naples metropolitan region in early December 2014, charging them with counterfeiting coins and primarily bank notes. Officials acknowledged that those being arrested were suspected of being members of … Continue reading
A sleeper is a wondrous thing. This was ably demonstrated in a Jan. 21 sale of “Silver, Coins and Medals” conducted by British auctioneers Woolley & Wallis. The firm put a 1796 cent on the block. It came unslabbed and … Continue reading