Author Archives: NMN

Hold on to ‘circs’ for better return in future

Thank you for writing your recent blog of May 23 and publishing it in the June 14 Numismatic News, comparing the increases of value in $1 of circulated silver coins (you got) 51 years ago, from 1965 to 2016. Then, … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (July 19, 2016)

From the June 25  Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Will you be a buyer of the 2016 Liberty silver medals? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. It all depends upon cost and availability. I will … Continue reading

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Royal Dutch Mint to be sold

By Richard Giedroyc Your mother likely told you she hoped you’d make your own money some day. Well, this may be your big opportunity – if you’d like to own a mint! Following a string of problems that have cost … Continue reading

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‘Paymaster Collection’ to change MPC history

By Fred Schwan The best exhibit of Military Payment Certificates at the American Numismatic Associations’ World’s Fair of Money this August will not be on the exhibit floor. It will be in the Stack’s Bowers auction viewing room. Indeed, it … Continue reading

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Finland strikes coins for Denmark

By Kerry Rodgers Starting in 2017, the Mint of Finland will begin striking Denmark’s coins. In 2014 Danmarks Nationalbank decided to outsource production of all the country’s bank notes and coins. The reasons given were production costs and an anticipated … Continue reading

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Pakistan circulation gold, silver coins proposed

By Richard Giedroyc Could specie once more trump fiat money? Scholars attending the recent Islamic Ideology Council meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan, think so. IIC Chairman Maulana Muhammad Khan Sheerani is the head of this, the top religious organization in the … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (July 19, 2016)

Chet’s life touched so many in hobby and beyond On June 25, we all lost a good friend and a great numismatist: Chester L. Krause, who was born on Dec. 16, 1923. Besides being a World War ll veteran and … Continue reading

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Hobby publisher Chet Krause dies

Numismatic News founder Chet Krause died June 25 at the age of 92. The first issue of what became a monthly and then weekly periodical was published Oct. 13, 1952. It originally sold for $2 a year. It helped revolutionize … Continue reading

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Bank of England unveils new £5 note

By Kerry Rodgers On June 3 the Bank of England unveiled its long-awaited, new £5 note. Many months have elapsed since the “concept” showing Winston Churchill was announced. We can now compare that concept with images of the final product … Continue reading

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1913 note featured dreadnought

By Kerry Rodgers This past June Britain marked the centenary of the Battle of Jutland. For the Germans it was the centenary of the Battle of Skagerrak. Whatever the name, it was the largest naval action of World War I. … Continue reading

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