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- Letters to the Editor (10/28/14) Why don’t all Kennedy coins have dual dates?I got my “P” and “D” Kennedy coins, three sets in all. Thinking they would have dual dates, but they are the same as the rolls I got.I called them because I am on their mail system with Presidential doll...
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Three Congressional Gold Medals were awarded Sept. 10 in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Medals were made for the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and for Flight 93 … Continue reading
By Kerry Rodgers On Sept. 29 Dix Noonan Webb will be offering a rare Bank of England £1,000 note, P-341, as part of its British and World Paper Money sale. The note is described as having, “two light creases otherwise … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc It’s official. Lithuania will be replacing its litas currency with coins and bank notes of the European Union beginning January 1, 2015. According to State Secretary for European Affairs of Italy and President of the Council of … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc Why would a Roman gold coin be found at the site of a former Roman army encampment at Vindolanda along Hadrian’s Wall in Great Britain? While archaeologists are expressing delight regarding the find, the press has been … Continue reading
From July 29 to Sept. 2, managed money traders (which include large hedge funds, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors and similar companies) decreased their net long position in COMEX silver contracts from 14,063 to 6,542. Since each contract represents … Continue reading
Eleanor Roosevelt has gone down in history as a very popular First Lady. Her portrait on the half-ounce First Spouse gold coin just released by the U.S. Mint makes history in another way. You can see her teeth. The portrait … Continue reading
The price of gold hit $1,265 Sept. 3, the lowest since mid-June when it dropped from a relatively steady $1,300 to $1,243 over a month’s time. Are buyers taking notice? Not according to Gary Rosencrans, owner of Gary’s Coins, Wisconsin … Continue reading
Eight weeks ago, my column in the Numismatic News/NumisMaster e-newsletter discussed how future nanotechnology capability could make it possible to counterfeit coins that would be indistinguishable from the originals even if analyzed at the atomic level. (Read the article here.) … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc It was a half century ago, in 1964, that the United States officially ended minting circulating silver coins. Granted, due to a compromise between President Lyndon B. Johnson and U.S. Congress some silver would be retained in … Continue reading
A 1929 $10 National Bank Note from Tonopah, Nev., featuring an A000001A serial number, is estimated to sell for in excess of $50,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo U.S. Currency Signature Auctions, Sept. 3-5. “Collectors will instantly appreciate the … Continue reading