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- Letters to the Editor (Oct. 6, 2015) Writings of Asian languages differI am writing this in response to Klaus Schwalfenberg’s letter in the Sept. 8 issue of Numismatic News.To us Westerners, the characters and symbols of the Asian languages, specifically Chinese, Japanese, and Ko...
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By Kerry Rodgers On Sept. 9, 2015, Queen Elizabeth II achieved the longest reign of any monarch in any kingdom of the British Isles. On that date she surpassed the 63 years 216 days of rule by her great-great-grandmother Victoria. … Continue reading
By Dick Johnson Editor’s note: This book review was taken from The E-Sylum, an electronic publication of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, Volume 18, Number 30, July 26, 2015. The link is: http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n30a08.html On first view of this book the reader … Continue reading
Did buyers of gold and silver bullion coins know something the sophisticates of the financial markets didn’t ahead of the dramatic stock market declines of late August and early September? We probably will never know, but something propelled the scramble … Continue reading
The human element in collecting is on display in a YouTube video that is attached to the sales catalog of the Walter Mustain collection of large cents being sold by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. Check out the video here: http://hjbltd.com/VirtualCatalog/TheWalterMustainCollectionofLargeCents/index.html. … Continue reading
Many people are acquiring physical gold and silver to provide financial insurance against the risk of losses to paper assets such as stocks, bonds and paper currencies. However, merely owning physical precious metals for possible use in a financial crisis … Continue reading
Collectors have a lot of questions. Publishers have a lot of answers. The challenge is both sides meeting in a manner that is useful to both. I keep a copy of Coin Digest on my desk because it proves itself … Continue reading
If you own a Dwight D. Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles set where the dollar can grade PF-70 and the medal MS-70, you can make a huge profit on it – just not quite as much as the first set or … Continue reading
By David Finkelstein As a researcher of the technology, processes, implementation standards and people that worked at the first United States Mint, I have read many publications on a wide variety of Mint-related subjects. The general belief, without any supporting … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc We appear to be under siege. Several countries are advocating doing away with all forms of physical currency in favor of the latest electronic innovative technology. Specie currency – coins composed of precious metals and bank notes … Continue reading