Author Archives: Lisa Bellavin

Gold medal honors bombing victims

Bronze duplicates of a Congressional Gold Medal went on sale Sept. 11. The medal was awarded posthumously the day before in the U.S. Capitol Building to Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Cent collector says put end to cent

As a longtime cent collector, I would have no problem if we end its production. Aside from the high cost to mint it, the cent has little value in itself anymore. Continue reading

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This week’s letters (03/12/13)

From this day on, Jan. 19 should be declared a national numismatic holiday because that is the day we lost Alan Herbert, aka The Answerman. Continue reading

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Make it short

It feels a bit strange to come to Europe to learn about how things might be done better in the United States. But that was the result of my covering the ribbon cutting of the World Money Fair in Berlin. … Continue reading

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Diehl of the day

My body clock might not know what time it is at the World Money Fair, but my mind knows that it is time to be in Berlin to find out what is going on in world numismatics now and for … Continue reading

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Long Beach Expo opens Feb. 7

  A diverse, multi-million dollar display of collectibles in Southern California history is planned for the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo Feb. 7 – 9 in the Long Beach, Calif., Convention Center. Exhibits will include the famous … Continue reading

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This week’s letters (01/22/13)

I refer to the letter to the editor on Page 10 of the Dec. 25, 2012, issue, “Movie is wrong saying Lincoln was on coin in 1865.” I have not seen the reference movie “Lincoln,” but “Name withheld” states that Lincoln was not on a “half dollar piece.” I call his or her attention to the 1863 50-cent Fractional Currency “piece” of the Fourth Issue, U.S. No. 119 in the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, General Issues. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Coin sales to benefit baseball fans

  By Jeff Idelson We read with interest the “Viewpoint” by Bruce Walker published in the Nov. 20 Numismatic News entitled “MLB doesn’t need coin money.” We wish to bring some inaccuracies in this article to your attention. The National … Continue reading

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A-Mark signs with Sunshine Minting

A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc., a subsidiary of Spectrum Group International, Inc., announced Sept. 4 that it has signed an exclusive global distribution agreement with Sunshine Minting, Inc. for SMI’s new line of branded bullion products that incorporates a Scrambled Indicia security feature into each product. Continue reading

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July’s a chance to look at numbers

  When I was a kid, I said July was my favorite month. School was out. Swimming and other outdoor activities were in, and when I needed a break from the sun, I could always head down into the cool … Continue reading

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