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ANA presents Literary Awards to authors of magazine articles

The ANA’s 2014 Literary Awards recognizing articles published in the 2013 volume of the ANA’s official magazine, The Numismatist, were presented Aug. 7 at the 2014 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. Introduced in 1949, the Heath Literary … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge convention hosts 350 tables

A number of special events highlighted the Blue Ridge Numismatic Association 55th Annual Convention held at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center in Dalton, Ga., Aug. 15-17. BRNA President Grant Campbell, other officers and governors provided many special events, … Continue reading

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Know what Roosevelt looked like?

All coin collectors are art critics. I am one as well. The art that we like to criticize is that which appears on coins, or is art proposed for use on future coins. My latest impulse to criticize occurs as … Continue reading

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1922 Grant gold dollar sales mystery

You just can’t do enough to commemorate Ulysses S. Grant was the slogan in the early 1900s. As the victorious Union General in the Civil War this was natural although Grant’s time as president was a good deal less worthy … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Lettered edges can face up or down

By Richard Giedroyc The lettered edge, when present, on our current golden dollar coins can face either towards the obverse or the reverse. Is this true of all lettered edge coins, or are there coins where the lettered edge consistently … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Standing in line paid off in gold

By Karl Hinds My son-in-law Del and I attended the American Numismatic Association convention in Chicago last month with our main focus on buying a couple of gold Kennedy half dollars. We left my house 300 miles southwest of Chicago … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (09/16/14)

Good ol’ days aren’t coming back Regarding the letter from the reader bemoaning the loss of 8-ounce yogurt containers and metal caps on mayonnaise jars, I extend my sympathies, but those things aren’t coming back even if you boycott what’s … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (09/16/14)

From the Aug. 22 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Do you search change for error coins? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.   Yes, I do search for error coins, and have found quite a … Continue reading

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Chicago gold Kennedys best

When it comes to the market for the 2014-W proof gold Kennedy half dollars, it seems to be all about the label. All three coin dealers interviewed said that Chicago labeled gold Kennedys were the best sellers. The demand for … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Mint sets one-day output record

It is considered bad form to run up the score in some sports, but there was no such constraint on the Coining Division at the United States Mint in Philadelphia July 24 when it delivered 42.44 million coins. That single-day … Continue reading

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