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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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Output of the circulating coin denominations, cent through quarter, fell across the board in the month of October from the levels of one month before. The only increase came in the Presidential dollar coin column for the Denver Mint, which … Continue reading
Can coins of two different sizes contain the same half-ounce of gold? When it comes to First Spouse coins and the new gold Walking Liberty half dollar, the Mint says the answer is yes. The question cropped up when Numismatic … Continue reading
By Matthew Andrews In the recent issues of Numismatic News, there have been many articles expressing views of the state of the coin collecting hobby. All have been depressing, to say the least. Comments range from the need to mentor … Continue reading
A 1951 China People’s Republic 10,000 yuan, Pick 858a, is expected to take top price in Heritage’s Dec. 7-9 World Currency Signature Auction. The sale is slated in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair at The Mira Hong … Continue reading
This past October saw the 80th anniversary of the Red Army’s Long March. This is one of the most significant events in modern Chinese history. It foreshadowed the subsequent rise of the country’s Communist Party with Chairman Mao at the … Continue reading
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