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- Letters to the Editor (Oct. 6, 2015) Writings of Asian languages differI am writing this in response to Klaus Schwalfenberg’s letter in the Sept. 8 issue of Numismatic News.To us Westerners, the characters and symbols of the Asian languages, specifically Chinese, Japanese, and Ko...
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Strong Russian coin results helped Stack’s Bowers achieve more than $14 million at its American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money auction in mid August. The firm called the ancient and world coin portion a resounding success. “Overall, prices realized … Continue reading
Among the numerous world coin rarities on offer in Heritage Auctions’ ANA world and ancient coin sales held Aug. 12-17 in Chicago was one of the nicer Triple Unites to appear on the market in recent years. The legendary coin … Continue reading
If you like coins you’re probably into observing them closely with a high-power magnifying glass, or a microscope. It’s the best way to spot the top varieties, and it’s fun. I like 14 power or better, with 10 power for … Continue reading
The second in a series of auctions of coins from the D. Brent Pogue collection will be held Sept. 30 in New York City. Conducted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s, the sale will feature 105 great rarities in American … Continue reading
By Kerry Rodgers On Sept. 9, 2015, Queen Elizabeth II achieved the longest reign of any monarch in any kingdom of the British Isles. On that date she surpassed the 63 years 216 days of rule by her great-great-grandmother Victoria. … Continue reading
By Dick Johnson Editor’s note: This book review was taken from The E-Sylum, an electronic publication of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, Volume 18, Number 30, July 26, 2015. The link is: http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n30a08.html On first view of this book the reader … Continue reading
Did buyers of gold and silver bullion coins know something the sophisticates of the financial markets didn’t ahead of the dramatic stock market declines of late August and early September? We probably will never know, but something propelled the scramble … Continue reading
The human element in collecting is on display in a YouTube video that is attached to the sales catalog of the Walter Mustain collection of large cents being sold by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. Check out the video here: http://hjbltd.com/VirtualCatalog/TheWalterMustainCollectionofLargeCents/index.html. … Continue reading
Many people are acquiring physical gold and silver to provide financial insurance against the risk of losses to paper assets such as stocks, bonds and paper currencies. However, merely owning physical precious metals for possible use in a financial crisis … Continue reading