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Share your “Coin Finds” with us!

If you collect, a major part of the thrill is the hunt. This is true of any collecting field and is especially so with coin and paper money collecting. I regularly watch my change and sometimes pull a silver coin … Continue reading

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Irish pattern coin in December sale

London-based Dix Noonan Webb announced that its Dec. 12-13 sale will contain an extremely rare 1985 Irish 20 pence. Ireland introduced its 20p in October 1986. It was the first decimal coin produced by the Republic and differs in size … Continue reading

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New Zealand puts kiwi on coins

For each of the past two years New Zealand has issued coins depicting one of five species of the country’s national bird, the flightless kiwi. In 2017 the third coins in the series features the Rakiura Tokoeka or, if you … Continue reading

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Forlorn lover, ‘Old Patch,’ and beer

I was looking through some old newspaper articles on the Internet and came across an interesting full-page feature in the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer from Oct. 15, 1922 about the plans for replacing the old Bank of England with new, taller … Continue reading

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Proof dies employed for circulation strikes

The 1956-1964 Washington quarters from Philadelphia, not Denver, display a small percentage of the population as the Type [Variety] B or proof reverse on the circulation coins. Your publication on Nov. 16 in the “Coin Clinic” column said they came … Continue reading

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Note of the Month

by Neil Shafer The VICTORY series of U.S.-Philippine notes was brought into the country by Gen. Douglas MacArthur when U.S. forces invaded Leyte on Oct. 20, 1944. These notes were in circulation through Philippine independence (July 4, 1946) and until … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Jan. 9 sales begin

The Mint will begin taking orders for 2017 gold American Eagle and Buffalo coins and silver Eagles on Jan. 9, 2017. These coins will be offered to Authorized Purchasers without restriction. Production of 2016 silver Eagles ceased by the end … Continue reading

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Bobrofsky new Ambassador

Ann Bobrofsky was given a 2017 Numismatic Ambassador Award a month early at the 60th anniversary dinner of the Michigan State Numismatic Society. A family obligation will keep her away from the Ambassador Breakfast Jan. 6, 2017, at the Florida … Continue reading

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Do your part to help save our hobby

By Richard D. Fee I read with sadness the various letters on the subject of the future of the hobby and wonder why no one looked at what can be done to help. So, with my eyes failing, meaning my … Continue reading

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