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- Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016) Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite a surprise to me. Although I had the past honor to serve as the chairman of ...
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Numismatic News’ first permanent home was recognized at the unveiling Oct. 13 of an historical marker by John Gillespie, left, and Clifford Mishler. It stands in front of a building that was built by Chet Krause in 1957 to house … Continue reading
The U.S. Mint has announced mintage and ordering limits for the gold Centennial Walking Liberty half dollar. Set to go on sale Nov. 17, the 1/2-ounce coin will carry a mintage of 70,000 and an order limit of three coins … Continue reading
By Peter Huntoon The Tombstone, Arizona Territory, note illustrated here has absolutely everything going for it. The town name itself is a knockout. Not only is the town name evocative, it conjures up the mythical Wild West immortalized in the … Continue reading
Coins can serve the same purpose as can an index fossil. Coins can help date an archaeological dig site in a similar fashion as can a fossil help date the strata in which that fossil is found. The important part … Continue reading
One coin ruled them all at Dix Noonan Webb’s fall sale held in London on Sept. 21-23: an 1804 George III “dollar” believed to be unique. The item consisted of a double obverse strike involving two different effigies of the … Continue reading
On Oct. 13, the U.S. Mint conducted its Numismatic Forum in Philadelphia at the Federal Reserve Bank, followed by a reception at the U.S. Mint. I was one of those invited and was among approximately 50-55 people to come to … Continue reading
The Mint ramped up cent production in September after a bit of a lull in August. The 891.6 million coins comprised 56.7 percent of monthly output, returning to the average level of 2016. In August, cents comprised just 52 percent … Continue reading
The results of Heritage’s Sept. 8-12 Long Beach Expo World Currency sale show the market for world paper is alive and thriving. At the end of four days prices realized totaled $1,016,828 with nine items making in excess of $10,000. … Continue reading
Classical Numismatic Group’s sale 103 produced a top result. Their September auction hammered $2,826,186 on a pre-sale estimate of $1,992,300, for a clearance rate of 98.30 percent. With 19 percent commission added, the total realized was $3,363,161. Top price of … Continue reading