• seperator

There is nothing like a Dame

Bank notes are a great place to learn stuff. In March of last year I had never heard of the Dame of Elche. Then in April I experienced a full frontal confrontation. She is remarkable. Continue reading

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

Ruth Hill collection to be featured

Described as a “crowning achievement” of any Chinese bank note collection is this 1953 People’s Republic of China 10 yuan from the Ruth Hill collection. Continue reading

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

Viewpoint: 50th anniversary Kennedy bad idea

In my opinion a 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half dollar commemorative issue would be meaningless. Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Features, Viewpoint | 1 Comment

Gold takes a beating

Of course, if you want to own gold, you don’t want gold-filled or gold-plated. Continue reading

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

Failure to purchase

In recent columns, I’ve been telling you about some of my major regrets in nearly 60 years of coin collecting. Continue reading

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

Mint Stats: Buyers find gold in baseball offering

The gold baseball coins sold out the day after they went on sale. Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Features, Mint Stats | Leave a comment

Coin Clinic: Open roll if you want to know the date

How can I determine the date of the coins in my Brilliant Uncirculated bank roll if the reverse is what is showing on the end coins? Continue reading

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

Letters to the Editor (04/15/14)

I just read the Feb. 18, 2014 issue. I must reply to the “Viewpoint” article: “Rogue dealers need to clean up their act.” Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Read Letters to the Editor | Leave a comment

Gold pieces star in Hollywood movie

When the Central States Numismatic Society celebrates its 75th Anniversary April 23-26 at its convention in Schaumburg, Ill., (open to the general public beginning April 24), attendees will have the opportunity to be among the first in the nation to view the movie “Alongside Night.” Continue reading

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

Gold premiums rise while bullion declines

The IMF will provide $18 billion to Ukraine and an additional amount from other sources brings the total up to $28 billion over two years. Continue reading

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