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Paz seeks ANA board seat

Idaho collector Oded Paz is running for a seat on the 2015 American Numismatic Association board of governors. “My main goal is bringing the ANA closer to the individual collector, local coin clubs and the smaller coin dealers around the … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (4/7/2015)

Coins cleaned, but carefully I have cleaned coins, but generally avoid doing so. I once put together a 20th century type set and birth year set for my daughter, and I cleaned some of the coins just for presentation purposes. … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (4/7/2015)

From the March 13 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: In 20 years will the grading system have 100 points instead of 70? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. In today’s world, why has someone not … Continue reading

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Apollo 11 commemoratives sought for 2019

It was almost 50 years ago when man first stepped foot on the moon. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee would like to see that accomplishment recognized with a commemorative coin program. It unanimously supported a 2019 Apollo 11 Moon Landing … Continue reading

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2015 First Spouse designs finalized

The United States Mint has announced the new designs for the 2015 First Spouse gold coins. The four honorees this year are Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Lady Bird Johnson. The Bess Truman First Spouse gold coin reverse … Continue reading

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Gold medal highlights Stack’s Bowers sale

A rare gold medal will be among the highlights of the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s April 2015 Hong Kong auction. It commemorates the establishment of the Fuzhou Arsenal, circa 1874 (51.81 mm, 90.07 grams). The auction will offer 2,077 lots … Continue reading

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British £2 could be counterfeiting target

By Richard Giedroyc It appears to be unsubstantiated speculation by the media, but could the British £2 coin be on a short list of coins counterfeiters are now considering copying? Attention is being drawn to the highest denomination coin in … Continue reading

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Bart reports series 2009 $10 error bill

A pre-printed stock error worth $6,500 has been found on a Series 2009 $10 Federal Reserve Note. Frederick J. Bart, author and researcher of U.S. paper money errors, reported the discovery. The pre-printed stock error consists of an extraneous printing … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (3/24/2015)

From the Feb. 27 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Do you start new coin collections before finishing older ones? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. I once had a very modest coin collection of stuff … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (3/17/2015)

From the Feb. 13 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Have you ever cleaned a coin? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. I am somewhat caught between the two terms. Cleaning, as an example to me, … Continue reading

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