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- Letters to the Editor (May 9, 2017) P’ cents came to reader just as he learned of them Back in early March, while on my lunch break, I brought my copy of Numismatic News into the Westbury McDonald’s here on Long Island, N.Y., to read as I would be eating my two cheeseburgers and fries. While online I glanced at your publication to ...
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The Bureau of Engraving and Printing recently launched its official Twitter and Facebook channels – @USMoneyfactory – “with the aim of increasing the accessibility and availability of BEP news.” “I am very excited to use these platforms to highlight the … Continue reading
If the 1965 Kennedy half dollar was a person, it would definitely be the poor stepchild of the family. Unlike the wildly popular 1964 Kennedy half, this younger sibling was not well liked by anyone. Little could have been done … Continue reading
Rare British coins, both hammered and milled, have fetched some serious prices in recent months. Those prices showed no sign of slackening at Dix Noonan Webb’s March 15-16 sale. It may not have been top seller, but considerable interest was … Continue reading
The number of high denomination, first issue, People’s Bank of China renminbi available to the market is proving quite insufficient to meet collector demand. Prices have been sky rocketing but when it comes to high grade the sky fails to … Continue reading
Maybe it’s my imagination, but Barber dimes appear to be modestly priced compared to other Barber and other U.S. coins. Any idea why this is so? Supply and demand determine coin prices. With the exception of our one-cent coin collectors … Continue reading
In early April Downies released Tuvalu’s latest silver dollar in the highly popular Deadly & Dangerous Australians series. The 40.60 mm, 1 oz .9999 fine silver, proof celebrates the Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas). Bull Sharks are not confined to Australia. … Continue reading
The paper money section of Spink Hong Kong’s Numismatic Collector’s Series sale in April sizzled from beginning to end. There were effectively six bank note sections and these were spread throughout the two-day sale. At sale’s end, three lots had … Continue reading
Would you get rich if you could lift your weight in gold? In silver? In paper? There is a 1910 newspaper article that speculated on that. The July 12, 1910 article, “The Weight of Money,” in the Evening News, San … Continue reading
By Clifford Mishler I would like to register some constructive words, along with a few that are critical, in rebuttal of Ronald Brown’s “Blurring of lines between ANA, PNG raises concerns” assertions in his “Letters” submission published in the April … Continue reading