Author Archives: Numismatic News Staff

Ikes at face value

Is there a premium value for common date copper-nickel Eisenhower dollars? I found several Internet websites where bulk lots of circulated common date Eisenhower dollars are selling for a modest premium. Individual circulated coins are basically worth face value when … Continue reading

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Balfour Declaration centenary marked with counterstamped coin

Israel Lachovsky, a coin dealer from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has issued a counterstamped coin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, a World War I statement of British support for a national home for the Jewish people in … Continue reading

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Coin of the Year promoted in China

Numismatic News editor Dave Harper attended the Beijing International Coin Exposition Nov. 10-12, where he gave a speech to the annual congress of the Coin and Medal Art Committee of the China Numismatic Society (CMAC). His topic was the Coin … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (December 5, 2017)

Coins’ metal reason for selective confiscation Just to give it (maybe) some closure, I would like to (maybe) answer Bob Olekson’s question, “Why haven’t the 1913 Liberty Head nickels been confiscated (like the 1933 Double Eagles were)?” (Nov. 7). I … Continue reading

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Action scene on new quarter

If a quarter can be considered to have an action-packed design, the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park coin is it. Guns at the ready, Clark leads his men to victory in 1779 through flooded plains approaching Fort Sackville during … Continue reading

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PCGS moves to new offices

Collectors Universe, parent of the Professional Coin Grading Service, moved in November to 1610 E. St. Andrew Place, Suite 150, Santa Ana, CA 92705. The new location is just five minutes from its former location, but is larger. “We’ve seen … Continue reading

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1864 boasts trio of Indian Head cents

Three types of Indian Head cents exist for 1864, and one of them may well be a sleeper. There is an interesting story behind this situation, involving some of the most expensive coins of this type and one that seems … Continue reading

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Coin’s appeal in eye of beholder

I hear a lot about eye appeal. There are standards for such things as the depth of a mirror surface and for frosted devices. Are there any standards for eye appeal? Although certification services usually consider eye appeal as a … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Time to bring money up to speed

By Bill Tuttle In reply to “Vachon’s” Viewpoint/commentary in the Nov. 7 issue of Numismatic News, I can answer (or make a suggestion) to his question: “… so why not $10, $5 and $2 coins?” Why not, indeed! But instead … Continue reading

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Anti-counterfeiting group reorganizes

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets’ Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force has reorganized one of its original work groups and added three new groups since its early August meeting prior to the World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colo. Additionally, new members … Continue reading

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