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Rarities come from colorful banks

By Mark Hotz For this month, I chose two unrelated towns based on interesting notes in my collection of National Currency. Accordingly, we will be visiting two of these towns, one in Ohio and one in West Virginia. Our first … Continue reading

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Perth Mint reveals 2019 coinage

On Sept. 3, The Perth Mint launched its 2019 bullion coin program. As in recent years, the reverse designs of the coins feature an Aussie Kangaroo, Koala, and Kookaburra along with the 2019 Lunar Pig issues. This year’s releases introduce … Continue reading

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Short snorters organized by signatures

Is there a way in which people typically collect short snorters? There are many ways to collect these notes, but the most popular is likely when the note provides information including names, ranks, serial numbers, military unit designations, and other … Continue reading

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New Friedberg number will be tough to get

By Peter Huntoon A new Friedberg number has been discovered, but one that you probably won’t have the pleasure of owning. The find is a $1,000 Series of 1880 Tillman-Roberts Legal Tender Note issue that Doug Murray discovered by observing … Continue reading

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Many coins too closely tied to bullion moves

Gold bullion and modern coins including American Eagles and First Spouse issues continue to sell at values near the spot price of gold. This is a thinly traded market. Gold continues to slide along just below $1,200. Forecasts of a … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Barber quarter variety worth a look

By Mark Johnson While browsing the dealer tables at the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Coin Show, a nicely toned 1900 Barber quarter caught my eye at Dean Oakes’ table. I often find that a coin has to have something extra for … Continue reading

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10 billion coins struck in 2018

The United States Mint has struck just over 10 billion coins in the first nine months of the calendar year. Comprising nearly 60 percent of the total are cents at 6,018,000,000 pieces produced by Philadelphia and Denver combined. Philadelphia has … Continue reading

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New medal for AINA membership

All members of the American Israel Numismatic Association (AINA) who have paid their 2019 dues will receive a free membership medal commemorating the centennial of Magen David Adom (meaning Red Shield of David). New members can send $25 annual dues … Continue reading

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We haven’t changed much, have we?

Looking at my calendar in preparation for this issue, it occurred to me that I have an anniversary to celebrate. On Nov. 1, it will be the 50th anniversary of my placing my first order for proof sets with the … Continue reading

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‘Shish-Kebab’ error discovered

By Rick DeSanctis My name is Rick DeSanctis with Numismatic Classics in Fort Myers, Fla. I am a collector and dealer who enjoys properly attributing his coins. I am just contacting you to send you some pictures of something new … Continue reading

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