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- Letters to the Editor (08/11/2015) No living person should be on American coinageIn one of the previous issues of Numismatic News, the question was raised about the Presidential dollar series continuing with still living Presidents of the United States. I say no. It has been an Americ...
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Even prehistoric man of the Old Stone Age (Paleolithic age) hunted. Hunting provided them with food and supplied them with other valuable by-products such as fur, bones and sinews. Advanced ancient civilizations revered divinities related to hunting, for example the … Continue reading
A new chairperson has taken over the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. Mary N. Lannin of San Rafael, Calif., replaces Gary Marks. She is a former winery owner and public TV director as well as a coin collector starting in childhood. … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc In the United States unwanted coins can be fed into counting machines at banks or retail stores, many of these services charging a hefty fee to accept the bulky coins. International travelers have an even more difficult … Continue reading
By Peter Huntoon It is huge news when a deuce is discovered from a previously unreported state. The Georgia $2 that graces this article was just consigned to Manifest Auctions (www.manifestauctions.com) and will cross the block July 11. The note … Continue reading
By Kerry Rodgers Stacks Bowers May 20 Rarities Auction contained a remarkable rarity: a U.S. cent that had orbited the planet 206 times. It did so in 1965 aboard the Gemini VII space capsule. And it wasn’t any old cent, … Continue reading
Mark your calendars for June 18-21 for the Memphis International Paper Money Show and a major currency auction by Lyn Knight Auctions. Held at the Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main in downtown Memphis, the 2015 IPMS is expected to … Continue reading
In 1940 53 tons of gold were spirited out of Norway under the noses of the invading German forces and shipped first to Britain and then Canada. Seventy-five years on the Royal Canadian Mint has recalled the remarkable events that … Continue reading
June 30 is fast approaching and coin collectors are getting ready to place their orders for the very first reverse proof Presidential dollar coin. It will be the centerpiece of the Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicles Set. Issue price … Continue reading
From the May 22 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Do you think sales of $100,000+ coins help raise values for all collector coins? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. No, I don’t think the sale … Continue reading