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- Letters to the Editor (April 4, 2017) Drug store ad features 2017 cent without mintmark A few weeks ago Numismatic News asked its readers if they would be looking out for the new 2017-P cents, the first Philadelphia cent to have the “P” mintmark. I was thinking, yes, I would be looking out for them, but more so I’d be looking out for ...
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The vice presidency of the American Numismatic Association is being sought by longtime numismatist and author Donald H. Kagin, Ph.D. He is currently serving a term on the ANA board of governors after having had two other terms earlier. Among … Continue reading
Numismatic News reader Howard Sawicki has reported finding a 1983 cent that weighs 3.0 grams. The presumption in a case like this is that it must be copper, something it shouldn’t be because all cents were supposed to have been … Continue reading
Legal-tender coins have been added to Virginia’s sales tax exemption that applies to gold, silver and platinum bullion under a new law that will take effect Jan. 1, 2018, and sunset June 30, 2022, the Industry Council for Tangible Assets … Continue reading
Three weeks ago, I wrote how imports of physical gold and silver in China and India were much stronger in 2016 than indicated in reports from GFMS and the government of India (click here to read). There is even some … Continue reading
We appear to be experiencing a slow but steady increase in coin valuations. There haven’t been any great shifts in values this past week, but this isn’t a bad thing considering the continuing volatility of the commodity markets coupled with … Continue reading
Worried about if there will be a next generation of coin collectors? Looking to take action to help the future of the hobby? Consider the possibilities of working with the non-profit Chicago-based organization History in Your Hands Foundation. HIYHF provides … Continue reading
By Mark Hotz For this month, I selected another note from my collection for which I also happened to have a vintage postcard view of its bank, and so we will be traveling to Illinois to visit picturesque Newton. Newton … Continue reading
Stack’s Bowers is busy preparing the catalog for its auction for the Whitman Baltimore Spring Expo, March 30-April 2, at the Baltimore Convention Center. The currency portion of the sale is on March 30. Peter Traglia, director of currency for … Continue reading
Pobjoy Mint has produced a number of colored titanium coins recently. Their latest issue is a 36.10 mm, 10.00 g, .990 blue titanium £2 depicting, appropriately, blue whales. Mintage is 7,500. The coin has been struck on behalf of the … Continue reading