Author Archives: Numismatic News Staff

1855 Seated Liberty dollar ‘dramatically underrated’

Sleepers come in all forms. Sometimes coins are not heavily collected, and as a result, are not priced at the same levels as others with a greater collector base. In other instances, a truly scarce coin in upper grades is … Continue reading

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Full Steps help Jeffersons stand out

How important is the appearance of Full Steps on a Jefferson/Monticello nickel to the overall grade of the coin? Full Steps is a designation treated the same as are Full Split Bands on Mercury dimes and Full Head on Standing … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Idea not good if it burns collectors

by Charles Salemi Your Class of ‘63 article in the May 29th Numismatic News suggests putting mintmarks on bullion coins to help the Mint use the enhanced capacity it now finds itself having more of than needed. At first glance, … Continue reading

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Adams Library in July book auction

Auction catalogs from the library of noted numismatist John W. Adams will be sold July 14 by Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers in the firm’s Sale 150. The Adams Library includes one of the finest collections of American numismatic auction … Continue reading

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YNs turn out in record numbers

A record turnout of Young Numismatists participated at the 54th Georgia Numismatic Association Coin Show April 13-15 at the Dalton, Ga., Convention Center. Bob Hartje was the chairman of the program that attracted 63 YNs accompanied by their parents. In … Continue reading

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ANA Summer Seminar gets $50,000

A $50,000 donation to support its Summer Seminar has been announced by the American Numismatic Association. Donor is the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. ANA said the amount given includes a campaign that will match dollar for dollar the … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (June 26, 2018)

From the June 1 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Will coin collecting get a boost from new baseball medals? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.   Hopefully, with the baseball medals, the hobby will get … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (June 26, 2018)

Don’t overlook the silver coins in Jefferson set Anyone who tells you that there is no coin set you can complete from beginning to end has not tried to complete the Jefferson nickel set. The set that started in 1938 … Continue reading

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Firm put name on its reproduction

I have a Massachusetts Pine Tree copper cent that has the word “Copely” on it. What is it? It is a copy struck in 1960 by the Copely Coin Co. of Boston.   What is a “cogwheel” shilling? The name … Continue reading

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New dealer insurance from PNG

A new insurance program has been set up by the Professional Numismatists Guild. The enhanced plan is available to current and new PNG members. It is underwritten by Willis Towers Watson, a global leader in coin, paper currency and precious … Continue reading

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