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- Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016) Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite a surprise to me. Although I had the past honor to serve as the chairman of ...
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It might no longer be a sellout possibility, but collectors who ordered the 47,884 gold Standing Liberty quarters on the first day they were available are impressed by their quality. One individual who telephoned Numismatic News Sept. 13 is as … Continue reading
A privately minted $1 gold coin has been identified as a new variety of California fractional gold, thanks to the combined detective work of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and Stack’s Bowers Galleries. The newly identified coin is an octagonal 1854 $1 … Continue reading
By Kerry Rodgers Tucked among the world paper catalog in Noble Numismatics July sale in Sydney were three notes from Fiji’s World War II emergency issues: penny (P-47a), shilling (P-48a) and two shillings (P-50a). All were highly desirable as all … Continue reading
The date June 23, 2016, is already one for the history books. On that day the people of United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Shockwaves from that referendum still echo around the world. Britain has a new prime … Continue reading
A 770-lot sale of coins and bank notes from MintProducts Auctions is set for Sept. 19 in Nashua, N.H. MintProducts’ fourth sale of the year will offer “a diverse selection of coins that include some rare and key issues with … Continue reading
From Revolutionary War action to quiet mounds of earth in animal shapes, the U.S. Mint has revealed the five designs for 2017 America the Beautiful quarters. Indiana’s George Rogers Clark National Historical Park design shows Clark leading his men in … Continue reading
Last year it was reverse proof Presidential dollars that guaranteed Mint sellouts. Now nearly a year after the last one was issued, the Mint hopes to end the sequence of Coin & Chronicles sets with one honoring President Ronald Reagan. … Continue reading
A lucky Los Angeles resident has the Professional Coin Grading Service to thank for discovering that a silver dollar left him by his father is a rare and valuable 1893-S Morgan. Ron Guth, PCGS CoinFacts president, gave the man the … Continue reading
The Theodore Roosevelt National Park quarter was officially introduced Aug. 25 at the Painted Canyon Visitor Center near Medora, N.D. An audience of 900 people, including 400 children, saw a host of dignitaries including “Teddy” himself, participating in the event. … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc Circulating coins will be part of the latest Belarus currency reform, but the coins will be dated 2009! This will be the third currency reform the Eastern European dictatorship has gone through since Belarus became an independent … Continue reading