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- Letters to the Editor (December 20, 2016) Guide books suggest elitism exists in hobby The letter I wrote a few weeks ago was not intended to be an insult to anyone but were merely examples of my experience with both coin and stamp collecting. It was meant to be a general discussion about the hobby abroad, not simply about one denomination out of ...
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In March Britain’s 30-year-old round pound will be on the way out, its place taken by a new, secure, bimetallic dodecagonal (12-sided) pound. On Nov. 1 the British Treasury launched a campaign to support retailers and other businesses in preparing … Continue reading
The First National Bank of Cannon Falls, Minn., charter 2387, lasted less than three years between 1878 and 1881 before being converted into the Citizens Bank under a state charter. During its brief existence the bankers used only $5s which … Continue reading
Thailand announced Oct. 18 that it will follow a time-honored tradition by issuing commemorative coins to mark the cremation ceremony for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died earlier in October. The king, also known as Rama IX, had been … Continue reading
On Oct. 19 the British auction house of Woolley & Wallis sold a rare and unusual, hand engraved token/medal from Wiltshire. It shows a man hanging in a gibbet cage. The reverse carried the legend around the rim “FOR THE … Continue reading
You can’t get rich hoarding pre-1982 copper cents, but melt value has been rising in recent weeks. At $2.45 a pound, copper is up 29 cents from Aug. 17, pushing up the melt value of the familiar copper to 1.63 … Continue reading
The financial news has been strange since it became clear last week that Donald Trump was the surprise winner to become the next U.S. President. During the early morning hours last Wednesday, as Trump’s electoral vote totals neared the number … Continue reading
Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins have joined supporters calling for a 2019 coin program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of their mission to the moon. The two sent letters to members of both houses of Congress to … Continue reading
Demand generated by the Mint’s holiday gift catalog seems to be increasing sales numbers this week for traditional collector favorites. The 2016-W proof silver American Eagle moved ahead by 10,703 to reach 451,641. The 2016 silver proof set increased by … Continue reading
The uncirculated version of the 30th anniversary silver one-ounce American Eagle coin will go on sale Dec. 1. Like its proof cousin, it will have lettering on the edge rather than standard reeding. The lettering says “30th Anniversary.” The proof … Continue reading