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- Letters to the Editor (3/10/15) Homestead quarter shows up in OrlandoReceived a 2015 Homestead National Monument quarter Feb. 16 at a local Krispy Kreme doughnut shop in Orlando, Fla.Bill Mills FloridaThree 2015 cents appear near AtlantaI just got three 2015 cents in ch...
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As most of you have probably heard, the U.S. Dollar Index is now at its highest levels since September 2003. In theory, this is an index of the value of the U.S. dollar against a market basket of foreign currencies. … Continue reading
The Library Company of Philadelphia, founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin, reports that three rare 18th-century type-metal blocks on deposit with it have been identified as the instruments used to print colonial currency in Delaware and elsewhere. “Furthermore, the blocks … Continue reading
On Dec. 2 a major collection of over 1,200 Islamic coins went under the hammer at Spink London. The Islamic collection was particularly comprehensive with issues ranging from those showing early Byzantine influences to examples from the late 20th Century. … Continue reading
Two major numismatic rarities will be offered by Dix Noonan Webb in the firm’s Feb. 11 London auction. Top billing goes to a newly discovered Australian George V 1921 pattern or specimen shilling with a five-pointed star above the date, … Continue reading
A new book chronicling more than three decades of Coin of the Year Award winning coins will be released in June by Krause Publications. “Coin of the Year: Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftsmanship” by … Continue reading
Indian Head gold coins: hard to grade, even harder to find key dates. This could be the motto of the famous quarter eagle ($2.50) and half eagle ($5) gold coinage series. Fred Dashevsky of SDL Numismatics, Hilton Head, S.C., said … Continue reading
Two images of a modern Liberty will be sent to the U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew for consideration as the obverse of a 2015 24-karat High Relief $75 gold coin. The Commission of Fine Arts liked both a design of … Continue reading
A 1934 $5,000 Federal Reserve Note, Fr. 2221-K, took the banner price in Heritage Auctions’ Currency Signature Auction Platinum Night sale, Jan. 7, in Orlando, Fla. Graded PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ, the note sold for $223,250 in the firm’s … Continue reading
A creative new tactic is being used to help alert the public to the risk of counterfeit and altered Engelhard bars being offered for sale in eBay online auctions and online stores. Seven months ago, I wrote (http://www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=27777) about a … Continue reading