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- Letters to the Editor (April 4, 2017) Drug store ad features 2017 cent without mintmark A few weeks ago Numismatic News asked its readers if they would be looking out for the new 2017-P cents, the first Philadelphia cent to have the “P” mintmark. I was thinking, yes, I would be looking out for them, but more so I’d be looking out for ...
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Reviewing a U.S. Mint mock-up of the design for the 2017 American Eagle palladium bullion coin – what will be the U.S. Mint’s first – was among the highlights of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meeting held March 21. The … Continue reading
I recently discussed how the sales of bullion-priced precious metals coins and bars have been selling slowly in U.S. markets at the same time demand has picked up in China, India and many parts of Europe. This slowdown in U.S. … Continue reading
A number of world mints produced issues specifically for the 46th World Money Fair (WMF) held in Berlin on Feb. 3-5. These included coins expressly struck for the fair as well as existing issues in special WMF packaging. As soon … Continue reading
Are we stuck in a rut? If you watch the trading range for bullion gold and silver you would say yes. If you watch the trading range for common date gold and silver American Eagle coins, regardless of whether they … Continue reading
Shown below is a work by money artist J.S.G. Boggs. He died recently, at age 62. In the 1990s, I wrote extensively about Boggs, having initially found reference to an upcoming exhibit of his work in Tampa, Fla. I called … Continue reading
Chinese notes provided the major auction action at Archives International Feb. 7-8 sale. Those from the Pogrebetsky Family Archives provided greatest interest. Several had served as plate notes in Alexander Pogrebetsky’s 1929 book, Currency and Finance of China. One such … Continue reading
Two coins attracted more than passing attention among new issues launched at Berlin’s World Money Fair. In recent years Mennica Polska has produced some remarkable large 3D numismatic works of art. This year was no exception. The two were massive, … Continue reading
In mid-February the Bank of England issued a statement updating its position on, “the discovery of traces of animal-derived products in £5 polymer banknotes.” It reiterates that it was unaware of the presence of these products in the polymer film … Continue reading
Dix Noonan Webb’s Feb. 15 sale results should provoke many an animated discussion between collectors over ensuing months. The catalog consisted of a superb collection of Roman bronze, none of which had seen a sale room for at least 76 … Continue reading
Stack’s Bowers Galleries has acquired the interactive website CollectiveCoin.com. “One of our mission statements is to provide solutions for all our clients’ collecting needs,” said Brian Kendrella, company president. “Increasingly, collectors are looking for convenient technology solutions to manage and … Continue reading