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- Letters to the Editor (May 16, 2017) No luck cashing Travelers Cheques on vacation Karl Malden actually admonished people not to leave home without American Express Travelers Cheques. A few years ago, I took a few leftover Travelers Cheques on vacation with me and could not get anyone to cash them. A few hotel clerks did not even know what they were. I ...
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Britain has been finding considerable entertainment value in its new polymer £5. Not a week goes by without the mainstream media reporting some new exciting aspect of the fiver. Recently, the British people have learned that the color printing on … Continue reading
A new church will be built in Valparaiso, Ind., thanks to a donated 1866 proof gold $20 and the services of Heritage Auctions. The Proof-65 Cameo gold piece graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and stickered by the Certified Acceptance Corporation … Continue reading
Longtime New Orleans coin dealer James H. “Jimmie” Cohen died March 28 at the age of 91. Mr. Cohen was a third-generation coin dealer and the middle link in a chain of five generations of dealers going back more than … Continue reading
The Frederick Douglass quarter was introduced April 4 at a special ceremony at the abolitionist’s former home in Washington, D.C. Over 300 people attended. After the cermony, $11,000 worth of “P” mintmarked new quarters were exchanged at face value by … Continue reading
Sales of silver American Eagle one-ounce bullion coins were weak in March, but not quite as weak as the month before. The Mint’s Authorized Purchasers acquired 1,615,000 silver Eagles. This figure is 400,000 higher than the 1,215,000 taken in February. … Continue reading
An 1804 silver dollar sold for $3.29 million March 31 as the star offering in Stack’s Bowers D. Brent Pogue Collection Auction in Baltimore. Less than 48 hours later it was sold for an undisclosed higher price by the new … Continue reading
The Mint’s 2017 one-coin Congratulations Set sold out in a couple of minutes April 4. Buyers were motivated by the surprise inclusion of a 2017-S proof silver American Eagle instead of a 2017-W proof. It is the first San Francisco … Continue reading
With central banks in France and the Netherlands repatriating U.S. dollars in exchange for gold during the 1960s into the beginning of the next decade, the U.S. government was suffering a run on its gold reserves. To halt this trend, … Continue reading
When the gold $3 piece was released, in 1854, its design was generally praised in the press. The Delaware State Reporter, Dover, wrote in its May 9, 1854, issue: “The new gold piece of three dollars value will be issued … Continue reading
Sand dollars have long fascinated children and tourists on beaches throughout the world. Lichtenstein’s Coin Invest Trust has now replicated these flattened urchins as gold and silver coins struck for the Republic of Palau. Two $1 pieces are currently available: … Continue reading