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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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Prize medal sells for $187,500

A Nobel Prize gold medal in economic sciences was sold for $187,500 May 31 by Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles. It was awarded in 2005 to Thomas C. Schelling. Is this news something of interest to coin collectors? … Continue reading

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Send in your nominee for Ambassador

Organized numismatics could not exist without volunteers to do the work. That is a fact. Another fact is that these volunteers do not get enough recognition. To remedy that, the Florida United Numismatists presents five Numismatic Ambassador Awards each year … Continue reading

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Don’t place short-term metal bets

Several years ago, a customer visited my store asking to purchase some bullion-priced silver products. It was early in the calendar year. He stated that his plan was to sell the silver in late summer to use the proceeds to … Continue reading

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Early traveling money revisited by book

by Neil Shafer Issues from an organization established in 1873 and titled American Exchange in Europe are included a new book, Catalogue of Circular Notes and Circular Letters of Credit, by Ilkka Makiie. As stated in the opening text of … Continue reading

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Poland celebrates independence

A number of significant events occurred on Nov. 11 one hundred years ago. One that may have flown under many peoples’ radar was the assumption of power in Poland by Marshal Józef Piłsudski. Three days earlier, Piłsudski had been released … Continue reading

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Pobjoy issues colored titanium coins

For a couple of years, Britain’s Pobjoy Mint has been issuing numerous colored coins struck in titanium. The blanks used for the coins have anodized. This is an electrochemical process that produces an oxide layer on the surface of the … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: Supermarket visits deliver Wheat pennies, Mercury dimes

Based on the long-running “Coin Finds” column in Coins Magazine, which will continue to appear in print, this online version will give additional exposure to the thrill of the hunt. Submit your own discoveries via email to Coins Magazine editor … Continue reading

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Last of Eldorado collection on offer

The final installment of the remarkable “Eldorado Collection of the Paper Money of Colombia” is to be offered as part of Stack’s Bowers’ contribution to the American Numismatic Association’s World Fair of Money in August. The collection was 50 years … Continue reading

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