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- Letters to the Editor (08/11/2015) No living person should be on American coinageIn one of the previous issues of Numismatic News, the question was raised about the Presidential dollar series continuing with still living Presidents of the United States. I say no. It has been an Americ...
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By William H. Brownstein If history is any example you would think that the Mint would have learned when it limited the mintage of the American Eagle 2011 25th anniversary set to 100,000 and it almost immediately sold out. The … Continue reading
Thousands of people marched for voting rights 50 years ago in Selma, Ala., and a Congressional Gold Medal will mark that journey. The design for Foot Soldiers of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March medal was reviewed in … Continue reading
The 100th anniversary of the National Park Service will be paid tribute in 2016 with the issuance of three commemorative coins. Designs for a $5 gold coin, silver dollar and clad half dollar were reviewed in late June by the … Continue reading
I have been a coin collector for more than 50 years. Up until 10 days ago, the question of whether some current U.S. coins and paper money carry symbols that some might find offensive for promoting racism had never crossed … Continue reading
It’s been almost 100 years since the silver Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter and Walking Liberty half dollar were introduced in 1916. To celebrate that anniversary, the U.S. Mint plans to produce gold coins of the same size and design … Continue reading
Nancy Reagan, widow of Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States, will be featured on a First Spouse $10 gold coin in 2016. She will be the first living person depicted on a U.S. coin since Eunice Shriver was … Continue reading
Jacqueline “Jackie” Kennedy is considered to be one of the most popular first spouses due to her involvement in many philanthropic, historical and diplomatic causes. But how well will that popularity translate into a coin? The 2015-W Jacqueline Kennedy First … Continue reading
By Kerry Rodgers In May Australia’s Universal Coin Co. announced the impending sale of graphic art works from three different artists who have contributed to the development of Australia’s paper currency over some 35 years. The artists are Bruce Stewart, … Continue reading
By Henry T. Hettger Experts and interested parties gathered June 3 from around the world at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., for the Tyre Day Symposium. One of history’s oldest cities, Tyre, Lebanon, is considered a cradle of … Continue reading
The annual Royal Numismatic Society publication, the Numismatic Chronicle, has an interesting article by Catherine Eagleton in its 2014 edition just published. The author discusses a 1776 Continental dollar in the holdings of the British Museum and this is sure … Continue reading