• seperator

PNG honors Beth Deisher

Retired editor of Coin World, Beth Deisher, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award July 31. The recognition was extended by the Professional Numismatists Guild at its annual awards dinner in Denver. Newly elected PNG President Barry Stuppler said she was … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

First U.S. coin identified by McCarthy

What was the first coin ever struck under the authority of the government of the United States? The answer was revealed just before the commencement of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 1-5 in Denver. David McCarthy, … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

ICTA offers map to repeal tax

When North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 434 into law on July 25, that state became the 36th that has either no sales tax at all or complete or partial sales and use tax exemptions on the retail … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

Was passed-up set a real rarity?

My first coin purchase took place over 50 years ago at a neighborhood coin shop. The 1907 Indian cent and 1906 Liberty nickel cost all of 25 cents apiece. They were carefully picked from the dealer’s “junk box,” which held … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

Short snorter find bears royal sigs

By Mark Hotz For this month, I am going to vary from the normal format of “Notes on National Banks” and bring to you what I think is a very historically interesting piece of paper money that I recently picked … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

Coming demise of traveler’s checks

By Neil Shafer In the pursuit of certain types of numismatic items, some social trends are fairly obvious; others not so much. The steady decline in the use of traveler’s checks has been going since the 1990s. Around that time, … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

Perth coin set goes for $1.36 million

It took a month, but a special one-of-a-kind gold and diamond set worth A$1.8 million (U.S. $1.36 million) sold July 6. Several parties expressed interest but in the end it was sold via Glajz-THG Pte Ltd. to an anonymous Asian … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

Silver marks first heart transplant

On Dec. 3, 1967, Dr Christiaan Barnard performed the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant. The operation took place at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. The recipient was 54-year-old Louis Washkansky. The donor was a 25-year-old female. To … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

Bullion shows some spunk as upswing begins

Have gold and silver finally found a bottom? Are both these metals gradually moving forward rather than backward? Will this yet minor uptick impact the price of coins in which their intrinsic value matters to potential buyers? These are questions … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

Leon Hendrickson dies

Longtime Indiana coin dealer Leon E. Hendrickson died July 23 at the age of 90. He was at Summers Pointe Senior Living in Winchester, a community he loved deeply and where founded what became a large and thriving coin business. … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment