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Author Archives: Russell Rulau
How many of my fellow Numismatic News readers are military buffs, whether from prior service or just historically minded? I’d guess lots, based on two articles I did in 2009 and the barrage of letters and emails that followed. Continue reading
Collecting coins as a senior sergeant in Cold War Germany was very much different from the World War II experiences I outlined in the May 26 Numismatic News. Continue reading
Harvesting the memories of World War II servicemen before death or memory lapse has become a cottage industry in the 21st century. Continue reading
A leading Florida Gulf Coast dealer paid $4,000 for a Very Fine condition 1841-O $10 gold piece Aug. 24 at the Sunday Palm Beach Coin Club show in West Palm Beach, Fla. It was a new price record for this coin in VF. Continue reading
No Civil War token has ever been reported from Texas, but we present here a group of counterstamped coins that are likely candidates for that honor. Continue reading
Altered outside the U.S. Mint, Walking Liberty half dollars have suddenly become a topic of numismatic intensity since I wrote (in the March 11 issue of Numismatic News) a short article titled Continue reading
Here is reported what can be termed a Continue reading
A hollow Jefferson Indian Peace medal brought the largest bid of a mail -bid sale by Rich Hartzog. Continue reading
A previously unknown example of the Thomas Jefferson hollow silver shell Peace medal prepared by the U.S. Mint, and the balance of Dr. Gregory Brunk Continue reading