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- Letters to the Editor (Oct. 6, 2015) Writings of Asian languages differI am writing this in response to Klaus Schwalfenberg’s letter in the Sept. 8 issue of Numismatic News.To us Westerners, the characters and symbols of the Asian languages, specifically Chinese, Japanese, and Ko...
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Author Archives: Philip LoPresti
The earth, home to everybody who has ever lived, has one less penny, or more correctly one less one cent piece, that will never be recovered or brought back to this beautiful blue marble. That is because that penny now lies on the surface of the fourth planet, Mars! Continue reading
The old commemorative half dollars of yesteryear, issued between 1892 and 1954 were an eclectic bunch of silver coins to say the least. These coins are all the same standard size as our half dollar today, all had the same weight and fineness and were legal tender. Just a handful of them ever ended up in circulation or were spent because they were originally sold at a premium to pay for historical celebrations or monuments. Continue reading