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Viewpoint: Want new coin designs? Tell Congress

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

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Letters to the Editor (3/3/15)

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

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Steve Ellsworth to run for ANA board seat

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

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Homestead quarter introduced at ceremony

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

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Coin Clinic: Why should collectors learn to grade coins?

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

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Community Voice Responses (3/3/2015)

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

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Community Voice Responses (2/24/15)

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

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Italian counterfeiters linked to mafia

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

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Cent result sails past estimate

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

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Best secured coin shows of 2014

The Best Secured Coin Shows in 2014 have been announced by Col. Steven Ellsworth (retired) of the Butternut Company, Clifton, Va. Ellsworth has been doing show security evaluations for 18 years. He is retired from the U.S. Army and is … Continue reading

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