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Coin Clinic: Plastic coin issue might be first – or not

By Richard Giedroyc Transdniester recently issued coins made of plastic. Are they really the first government to issue coins of this material as they claim to be? When you say “first government,” that becomes questionable. Keeling Cocos was established by … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Mint sales at show created interest

By Bruce R. Frohman The U.S. Mint deserves a big thank you for kicking off sales of the new proof Kennedy gold commemorative coins at the American Numismatic Association convention in Rosemont, Ill.  The event brought a lot of attention … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (10/21/14)

Trash, treasure differs among collectors Upon reading R. Gossard’s “Viewpoint” in my recent issue of Numismatic News, I was inspired to express my viewpoint of trash and/or treasure. “Trash” is what got me started in collecting “treasure.”  When I was … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (10/21/14)

From the Sept. 26 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Do you spend the cents that you receive in change? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. All of my pennies, nickels and dimes go on a … Continue reading

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Pogue rare coins to be sold

Stack’s Bowers Galleries has scheduled three major auctions or series of auctions. An 1804 class I silver dollar and the only 1822 $5 gold piece in private hands will be sold by the firm as headline items in an eight-part … Continue reading

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U.S. Coins Close Up: Tips to Identifying Valuable Types and Varieties

Take a Closer Look Is that coin in your hand the real deal or a clever fake? Discover the difference with U.S. Coins Close Up, a one-of-a-kind visual guide to every U.S. coin type. This handy reference features large and … Continue reading

U.S. Coins Close Up:
Tips to Identifying Valuable Types and Varieties
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Rarities abound in upcoming sales

Named “The Philadelphia Collection,” William M. Rosenblum is preparing to auction what he considers to be “one of the best, most impressive and varied collections of major rarities of Israeli, Palestine, Egyptian and WWII materials” his firm has ever offered. … Continue reading

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Kuenker auctions set for October

Sales 253-257 will be called by Fritz Rudolf Künker beginning Oct. 4 and Oct. 6-10, in Osnabrück, Germany. Sale 253  features orders and decorations. Auction sale 254  will off coins and medals from medieval and modern times. Auction sale 255  … Continue reading

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Standard Catalog of U.S. Paper Money now in 33rd edition

Featuring up-to-date pricing on more than 10,000 listings, the 33rd Edition of the popular Standard Catalog of United States Paper Money is now available from Krause Publications. Compiled by George S. Cuhaj, editor, and William Brandimore, market analyst, the Standard … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Coins wear in owners’ pockets

By Richard Giedroyc One recent question asked in your column is how long it takes for coins to wear. In 1982, when the new George Washington commemorative half dollar came out in silver I decided to carry one of these … Continue reading

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