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- Letters to the Editor (March 7, 2017) Note’s serial number not, in fact, mismatched Had a call from Bob Campbell about a letter to the editor, which I have not seen, commenting about mismatched serial numbers on the note. Hate to break anyone’s bubble, but in checking the note, it being circulated, there’s a vertical fold on the first “6” in the left serial ...
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Queen Victoria ruled at Dix Noonan Webb’s Dec. 12-13 sale. One of her 1893 proof sets made top price of $41,681 [£33,600]. However, she was closely pursued by Otto I of Greece. Readers who have not caught up with this … Continue reading
An internship program run by the Professional Numismatists Guild is looking for people who want to be a coin dealer. PNG is accepting applications for its next group of young men and women who want to participate in the Promoting … Continue reading
It’s amazing to consider how many stories there are regarding lost or missing coins. There are also numerous stories about coins that suddenly appear in places where they should not be. One of these stories involves the 1869-S Seated Liberty … Continue reading
Nearly 2,000 people were on hand Feb. 7 for the launch in Waukon, Iowa, of the first quarter design of 2017. Over 450 people joined 1,250 students for the ceremonial introduction of the Effigy Mounds National Monument quarter. It is … Continue reading
The Royal Dutch Mint (KNM) has been sold. The Belgian investment company Groep Heylen was recently selected from a field of 20 companies that initially registered themselves as interested in acquiring the Netherlands government-owned mint. Ten of these 20 companies … Continue reading
Robert F. Lemke, 65, a pioneering figure in the paper money field, and an early editor of Bank Note Reporter, died of congestive heart failure on Jan. 3 at a hospital near his home in Alexandria, Pa. Lemke also lived … Continue reading
The U.S. Mint facility at West Point is recognized today as an official U.S. mint. Are gold and silver still stored there as well? The West Point Bullion Depository was known as “The Fort Knox of Silver” when it first … Continue reading
Employees of Littleton Coin Company are now owners of the business. Effective Jan. 1, the company became 100 percent employee owned as David Sundman and his family sold all of the stock to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Sundman will … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc Former Krause Publications President and past American Numismatic Association President Clifford Mishler published an outstanding article in the Jan. 24 issue of Numismatic News addressing if collecting is an investment or speculation. Within the article Mishler says, … Continue reading