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Letters to the Editor (11/18/14)

Starting over brings joy back to coin collecting Your editorial “How about making a fresh start?” (Oct. 7) is exactly what I did. I had been a coin collector for many years, As time had gone one, my funds for … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (11/18/14)

From the Oct. 3 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Is the 30,000 Jackie Kennedy First Spouse gold coin mintage too high? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. Jackie Kennedy’s first spouse gold coin will be … Continue reading

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CSNS awards funds to six authors

The Central States Numismatic Society has awarded grants totaling $20,000 to six numismatic authors to research and publish information on topics ranging from elongated coins to early half dollars. CSNS Education Director Ray Lockwood, who oversees the authors grant program, … Continue reading

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Coin of the Year race features two U.S. coins

Two U.S. coins are competing for the 2015 Coin of the Year Award. An enhanced uncirculated 2013 silver American Eagle  is one of 10 nominations in the Best Silver Coin category and a Mount Rushmore quarter is one of nine … Continue reading

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Rare coin at Goldberg sale kept in jeans pocket

Coin collectors take great care with proper storage of their coins, but coins are not always so pampered. A $15,000 rarity came to Los Angeles, Calif., dealer Larry Goldberg over the counter at what he called an old-time coin shop … Continue reading

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Kennedy sales number weak

No overnight sellout was recorded by the 50th Anniversary Kennedy half dollar set when it went on sale Oct. 28. This might dampen prospects for instant profits of a kind that made the gold Kennedy half dollar famous in August. … Continue reading

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The 2015 Coin of the Year Award Nominees

Krause Publications has announced the 94 nominees for the 2015 Coin of the Year awards. Each year, the awards honor the best in coin design from around the world. The awards will be presented during a ceremony Jan. 31, 2015, … Continue reading

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Bank of Canada seeks note input

On Oct. 8, the Bank of Canada (www.bankofcanada.ca) announced that it is inviting Canadians to comment “on the principles that guide the design of the country’s bank notes.” The online survey, which is open for participation through Nov. 10, the … Continue reading

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Austria puts wild boars on gold coin

The new 100-euro gold coin depicting wild boars on both sides will be issued by the Austrian Mint Oct. 29. It is struck in proof quality with a maximum mintage of 30,000 pieces.  It has a diameter of 30 mm, … Continue reading

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Obsolete bank notes highlight Stack’s Bowers sale

Part II of the Peter Mayer Collection of Obsolete Bank Notes will highlight Stack’s Bowers’ Winter 2014 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo sale as part of more than 1,200 lots of paper money being offered. The auction, which is … Continue reading

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