Author Archives: Numismatic News Staff

Community Voice Responses (May 29, 2018)

From the May 4 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Is the 1913 Liberty Head nickel the most recognized American rare coin? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.   Yes, the 1913 nickel is one of … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (May 29, 2018)

Local banks don’t offer America the Beautiful coins I think the U.S. Mint has failed miserably advertising the America the Beautiful program. With the exception of going online and visiting usmint.gov and looking up the various quarter launches, the U.S. … Continue reading

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PCGS identifies doctored copper

A coin doctor’s excellent work did not slip by Professional Coin Grading Service graders. Mike Sherman recently pointed out that an elusive 1792 Washington Eagle Cent – 13-star reverse, lettered-edge piece showed up at the grading service in a lot … Continue reading

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Whitman honors Bressett

A 10-page special section in the 2019 Red Book pays tribute to Kenneth Bressett, who has been made editor emeritus by the publisher. Bressett is the longtime editor of the book, which is formally known as A Guide Book of … Continue reading

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Seminar scheduled

The Northern California Numismatic Association will hold its 5th Annual California Numismatic Seminar on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, 734 Marin at Capital, in downtown Vallejo, Calif. Four speakers will offer their takes on this … Continue reading

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Strike gold at California show

The 29th Annual Golden State Coin Show will be truly golden when it is held Aug. 24-26 at the Arcadia Masonic Center located at 50 W. Duarte Road in Arcadia, Calif. It is sponsored by the Numismatic Association of Southern … Continue reading

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Dollar sign written before numerals

Why do some countries put the denomination symbol like the dollar sign before the amount and some after? In the U.S., we write $10 and read it as ten dollars, exactly the reverse of the way it’s written. It is … Continue reading

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MEGA RED covers dimes

An in-depth look at the U.S. dime series highlights the 4th edition of the MEGA RED Guide Book of United States Coins. Of the 1,504 pages in this new edition, 294 are devoted to dimes 1796 to date. All other … Continue reading

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More Tyrant coins at Long Beach

The first gold coin ever struck will be among extremely rare ancients that will comprise the second public display of coins from the Tyrant Collection June 14-16 at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo. “The Tyrants … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (May 22, 2018)

From the Apr. 27 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Will all coins be abolished in 10 years? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.   Most coins will be abolished in the future. Cents, for sure. … Continue reading

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