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Remember hobby days before specialists?

They say that a specialist is someone who knows more and more about less and less. It is a statement that is both funny and true. It is also a statement that applies to much that we are doing in the hobby these days. Continue reading

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PNG gives Lifetime Award to Terranova

Anthony Terranova was given the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Professional Numismatists Guild at its annual PNG Day banquet Aug. 15 in Denver. Continue reading

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De Francisci featured in Luce Center

The Smithsonian American Art Museum, completely renovated, includes a new addition within, the Henry Luce Foundation Center for American Art. Continue reading

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Lincoln dollar coin bill signed

President George Bush signed the Abraham Lincoln bicentennial commemorative dollar coin legislation into law Sept. 27 for a 2009 striking. Continue reading

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Hoarding absent, but for how much longer?

Market prices of base metals are pushing the metal values of cents and nickels further over their face values. How long until people start culling them from circulation? Continue reading

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Red Book a reminder of hobby surprises

I own the rarest Red Book edition. That Continue reading

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ANA creates two new staff positions

American Numismatic Association new hire Sharon Thomas has been named to a newly created position called deputy executive director for education. Current numismatic outreach director, Lane Brunner, has been promoted to a position called deputy executive director of museum, library and research services. Continue reading

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Commemoratives first of 2007

Commemoratives honoring the anniversary of the Jamestown settlement will be the first new coins offered by the Mint in 2007. Continue reading

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1921 Walking Liberty half still stands out

The key to a Walking Liberty half dollar could arguably be the three 1921 dates or an MS-65 and up 1919D. Continue reading

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Rare gold highlights Long Beach sale

Two rare gold quarter eagles will highlight the Feb. 14-17 Heritage Auction Galleries official Long Beach Coin, Stamp and Collectibles Expo sale. Continue reading

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