Author Archives: Numismatic News Staff

Rosen Family honored at ANS dinner

The Rosen Family was honored Jan. 11 with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual American Numismatic Society Gala Dinner. Gathered together at the Harvard Club in New York City were 180 friends of the ANS. Three generations of Rosens have … Continue reading

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Dates change for 2019 New York show

Dates for the 2019 New York International Numismatic Convention have been changed. The important world coin show will be held Jan. 10-13. Location remains the same. It will be at the Grand Hyatt New York at 109 East 42nd Street. … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (Feb. 20, 2018)

From the Jan. 26 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Should more Americans be honored with Congressional Gold Medals? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.   Yes … more people should be honored. But the medals … Continue reading

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Motl retires as Mint leader

United States Mint head David Motl retired Jan. 31 after a year in the post, the Mint announced. He was replaced by David Croft, who had been Acting Chief Administrative Officer. Motl was made Acting Deputy Director of the Mint … Continue reading

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Jefferson nickels worth searching

By Ginger Rapsus Jefferson nickels make up the only set that can possibly be collected out of circulation. After nearly 80 years, they are still going strong, with healthy mintages. Such a big set can be collected by year, by … Continue reading

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Top-grade 1918-D dime has become a key date

No one ever thought of the 1918-D Mercury dime as anything close to the key 1916-D in terms of availability, but that is beginning to change. Only in the past couple of decades has the 1918-D been sought in MS-65 … Continue reading

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Put unsold commems into circulation?

The silver commemorative half dollars issued through 1954 were occasionally put into circulation when the Mint couldn’t sell them. Is there a reason why the Mint doesn’t do the same thing with unsold copper-nickel commemorative coins today? If the Mint … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: New Mint medal program just bullion

By Donald Scarinci Last week, after years of prodding by members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the collector community, the United States Mint finally announced a medal program. Unfortunately, it is nothing more than a bullion sales … Continue reading

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New AINA medal free to members

The 70th anniversary of Israel’s Independence is the theme of the 2018 membership medal of the American Israel Numismatic Association. On the reverse is a design that was chosen by an online vote in Israel. Israel Defense Forces officials had … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (Feb. 13, 2018)

From the Jan. 19 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Do you think when the dust settles Andrew Jackson will stay on the $20? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.   Looks to me like Andrew … Continue reading

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