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Clutier, Ia., claims smallest number of sheets

By Peter Huntoon The First National Bank of Clutier, Iowa, charter 5366, holds the distinction, thanks to a liquidation on Oct. 12, 1908, of having issued the smallest number of sheets in Iowa of any plate combination in the Series … Continue reading

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American Legion looks at 2019 commems

Mint Director David Ryder and American Legion National Commander Denise Rohan appear on stage at the commemorative coin design unveiling event Aug. 29, 2018, in Minneapolis, Minn. Two Legion members not identified look at the half dollar reverse. U.S. Mint … Continue reading

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Coin Market: Collector enthusiasm meets dealer caution

By Richard Giedroyc There is enthusiasm among coin collectors, yet there is caution among coin dealers. The fall season has kicked off, with collectors looking enthusiastically for everything from bullion-related coins to rare coins. The problem is the current price … Continue reading

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CCAC explains coin design process

By Dennis Tucker On Aug. 16, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee gave a special two-hour presentation and panel discussion at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia. The title of the “Money Talks” presentation was, “Why Did … Continue reading

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Kagin’s tells story of Emperor Norton

A favorite numismatic tale is retold in the auction catalog of Kagin’s Auctions for its Sept. 21 Santa Clara Expo Coin and Stamp Show sale. The sale will feature a 50-cent bond of Emperor Norton I, Emperor of the United … Continue reading

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World shows new interest in coins

Whenever there is a major change in coins or currency in circulation in the United States, there has been a spark of new collecting interest. Personally, I was brought into the hobby along with much of my extended family when … Continue reading

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Fun with the euro on trip to Italy

By Mike Thorne, Ph.D. As I write this, my wife and I are still recovering from nagging coughs we picked up on our 17-day trip to Italy in July. This was actually our second visit to Italy, having spent a … Continue reading

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FUN honors Numismatic Ambassadors

The Numismatic Ambassador Award has been honoring the volunteers that make the coin hobby tick for 44 years. Making this ongoing effort possible is the Florida United Numismatists organization. FUN took over responsibility for the award after Numismatic News bowed … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: Eye for wheat cents, clad coins evolves over time

Based on the long-running “Coin Finds” column in Coins Magazine, which will continue to appear in print, this online version will give additional exposure to the thrill of the hunt. Submit your own discoveries via email to David C. Harper … Continue reading

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East African rarities in Spink sale

In early October, world paper collectors will be spoiled for choice in London-town. Leading the charge are three major sales at Spink. Oct. 3 sees the Ibrahim Salem collection of world notes go on the block. Those who recall the … Continue reading

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