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Club gives Syd Kass cake for No. 98

Longtime coin collector Syd Kass celebrated his 98th birthday with his friends Aug. 3 at a meeting of the Delta Coin Club at the Stockton, Calif., Eagles Hall. Called Mr. Delta Coin Club, Kass has been a pillar of the … Continue reading

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TAMS slates meeting, banquet at ANA

The Tokan and Medal Society will hold a general membership meeting and a banquet during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia. The meeting is slated for 1 p.m. Aug. 15 in Room 117 of the Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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TEC rolls out its new elongateds

By Robert F. Fritsch The Elongated Collectors (TEC) are getting ready for this year’s World’s Fair of Money, to be held in Philadelphia on Aug. 14-18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Our table this year is No. 554 next to … Continue reading

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Seven new faces of Charles Barber

By John Frost Charles E. Barber, best known for his Liberty Head or Barber dimes, quarters and half dollars, as well as the Liberty Head nickel, was Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint from 1880 until 1917. A lot of … Continue reading

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1792 Half Disme returns to Philly

The finest-known surviving example of the first coins made for circulation by the young United States Mint in 1792 will return to Philadelphia for a “homecoming” display Aug. 14-18 at the 2018 World’s Fair of Money. The small silver coin … Continue reading

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Rare 1992-D error cent found in tray

Michigan collector and cherry picker John Anderson reports finding a 1992-D Close AM circulation strike Lincoln cent that could be worth thousands of dollars! Amazingly, he found it in a “leave a penny, take a penny” container in a local … Continue reading

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ANA redesigns reverse

A redesign of the reverse of the Philadelphia convention medal to be issued by the American Numismatic Association was announced by the organization. The original reverse was too similar to a famous “Love” graphic that has come to symbolize the … Continue reading

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Program helps boost memberships

All visitors who attended the 61st Annual Santa Maria Coin Show in California May 5 were treated to an all-day, fun-filled, hands-on program about the coin collecting hobby. Called “The Changing Faces of Money,” the program was conducted by Walt … Continue reading

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YNs turn out in record numbers

A record turnout of Young Numismatists participated at the 54th Georgia Numismatic Association Coin Show April 13-15 at the Dalton, Ga., Convention Center. Bob Hartje was the chairman of the program that attracted 63 YNs accompanied by their parents. In … Continue reading

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ANA Summer Seminar gets $50,000

A $50,000 donation to support its Summer Seminar has been announced by the American Numismatic Association. Donor is the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. ANA said the amount given includes a campaign that will match dollar for dollar the … Continue reading

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