Author Archives: Numismatic News Staff

Community Voice Responses (Dec. 19, 2017)

From the Nov. 24 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Is the bottle cap Coca-Cola coin something you would pay $29.95 for? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.   For this price, a medium-priced, low-interest silver … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (Dec. 19, 2017)

Membership decline means end for San Francisco club It is with heavy heart and sad sorrow to report to the greater hobby and organized numismatics that the San Francisco (California) Coin Club has ceased. Burdened with a steadily declining membership … Continue reading

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Tyrant Collection rarities in Long Beach

Can the world’s most valuable coin collection be assembled without the public knowing about it? The answer is yes – until now, that is. Highlights will go on display at the Long Beach Expo starting Feb. 22-24, 2018, and run … Continue reading

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Thorne lays coins aside for murder

If you read Coins magazine and Numismatic News, then you’ve probably seen Mike Thorne’s byline. Thorne has written many feature articles and a column for Coins, “Basics and Beyond,” which has run for more than 30 years. In addition to … Continue reading

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South liked hard money after Civil War

Were silver dollars popular only in the West in the latter part of the 1800s? A point often overlooked in the annals of this unloved and mostly unwanted coin was that it did enjoy a period of popularity after the … Continue reading

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Silver center cent highlights auction

Coins and paper money results recorded by Stack’s Bowers Galleries at its Whitman Coins and Collectibles Winter Expo auction Nov. 8-14 in Baltimore totaled $15.4 million. At Rarities Night, a Mint State 1792 silver center cent brought $900,000. The piece … Continue reading

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ANS to present Trustees’ Award

The Rosen Family will be given the Trustees’ Award by the American Numismatic Society at its Jan. 11, 2018, Annual Gala Dinner. It will be held at the Harvard Club in New York City. ANS says Rosen family members have … Continue reading

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Eric Newman dies at 106

Numismatic collector and scholar Eric P. Newman died Nov. 15 at the age of 106. The St. Louis native is perhaps best known for his book, The Fantastic 1804 Dollar, that he wrote with Kenneth E. Bressett. It was published … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (Dec. 12, 2017)

From the Nov. 17 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Do you think the new George Rogers Clark quarter design is the best one this year? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.   Yes, the design … Continue reading

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Coke cap serves as model for coin

ModernCoinMart is about to find out if things really go better with Coke. The iconic soda brand’s bottle cap lends its shape to a new coin from Fiji issued and marketed by the firm in cooperation with S&A Partners. Made … Continue reading

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