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Community Voice Responses: September 25, 2018

From the August 31 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Should buyers focus on high-grade pre-1933 gold U.S. collector coins? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.   Absolutely yes … if they have the money! If … Continue reading

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American Legion looks at 2019 commems

Mint Director David Ryder and American Legion National Commander Denise Rohan appear on stage at the commemorative coin design unveiling event Aug. 29, 2018, in Minneapolis, Minn. Two Legion members not identified look at the half dollar reverse. U.S. Mint … Continue reading

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Coin Market: Collector enthusiasm meets dealer caution

By Richard Giedroyc There is enthusiasm among coin collectors, yet there is caution among coin dealers. The fall season has kicked off, with collectors looking enthusiastically for everything from bullion-related coins to rare coins. The problem is the current price … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Different overdates on 1825 $5 gold

By Richard Giedroyc Q Are there two different overdates for the 1825 $5 gold? A All but two of the known specimens show the “5” in the date over a “1.” The other two have the “5” over a “4.” One … Continue reading

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CCAC explains coin design process

By Dennis Tucker On Aug. 16, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee gave a special two-hour presentation and panel discussion at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia. The title of the “Money Talks” presentation was, “Why Did … Continue reading

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Lower mintage, price make 1978 Ike a good buy

The 1978 Eisenhower dollar is one of the more interesting modern-date dollars. It is a tough coin to figure out. Available supplies have never really been tested, and until there is a real test, it is hard to know just … Continue reading

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Eagle’s wings gave Ben buck teeth

Can you explain the Bugs Bunny variety of the 1955 Franklin half dollar? The appearance of buck teeth on this variety is due to a die clash between the obverse and reverse dies. The markings known as buck teeth were … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Should leaders serve multiple clubs?

By Mitch Ernst While I was at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia, I took in their “What it takes to serve on the ANA Board” talk. I applaud the ANA for the topics discussed, the … Continue reading

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Smith joins Stack’s Bowers

Bruce Smith has joined Stack’s Bowers Galleries at the firm’s South California headquarters in Santa Ana. The 20-year veteran in numismatics takes the position of director of client placement and acquisitions. The firm said Smith focuses on developing portfolios of … Continue reading

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ICTA gives awards to three

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets recognized three individuals Aug. 15 for their outstanding work in combatting counterfeiters and those who traffic in counterfeit coins and currency in the United States. Doug Davis, Nicholas L. Tranchitella, and Richard Weaver received … Continue reading

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