• seperator

Bullet coin brings $22,800

Among the non-Chinese rarities offered in Stack’s Bowers August Hong Kong sale was an extremely rare Thai commemorative pod duang, or bullet coin (C-193). The 303.72 g silver 20 baht piece, equivalent to 5 tamlung or 1/4 chang, had been … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

Cents look like copper coating is missing

Last week while searching through penny rolls, I found six pennies that have a pure zinc look to them. No copper coating at all. I have found very little information on this. One page said they might have slipped through … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Coin Clinic, Features | Leave a comment

Names, titles of Treasury signers switched on notes

By Peter Huntoon One of the most fun 20th century low-denomination type note varieties that has been found is the $1 Series of 1917 Legal Tender error where the position of the names and titles of Treasury signers Elliott and … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

Look to key dates to find bargains

If you collect key date, condition rarity, or limited edition coins, you may have noticed recently that few of these coins have been appreciating in value. Such coins as higher condition Carson City Morgan silver dollars have been decreasing in … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

Viewpoint: Many friends remember Colin Bruce

By Richard Lobel Today I heard of the death of one of the true giants of numismatics, Colin R. Bruce II. I knew him for at least 55 years, the exact date I cannot remember, as we were both drinking … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Features, Viewpoint | Leave a comment

Burdette seeks Inco test pieces

Numismatic research historian Roger W. Burdette is currently examining the private pattern coins and related pieces made by International Nickel Company (Inco) in 1964-1965. As part of this research, he requests the assistance of any collectors who might own or … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

August Mint production down

Monthly coin production at the United States Mint declined 7 percent during August from its July level. The fall of 87.26 million coins was due to drops in output at the Denver Mint. Philadelphia production increased for the four circulating … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

Never got one of these in change

I received an interesting quarter in my lunch change this week. It had been a long day. It was evening when I got home before I even looked at it. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I did look. No, … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Class of '63, Features | Leave a comment

Longtime ‘Standard Catalog’ editor dies

Colin R. Bruce II, longtime editor and author at Krause Publications, succumbed to cancer on Sept. 3, 2017, at Iola Living Assistance following an extended fight with the disease. He was 77 years old. Raised in the Buffalo area of … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

Will proof silver Eagle tempt buyers?

When the 2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set goes on sale Oct. 5, it will be priced at $139.95. Featured in the eight-coin set is a 2017-S silver American Eagle, the same coin that was included in the Congratulations Set … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment