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- Letters to the Editor (May 16, 2017) No luck cashing Travelers Cheques on vacation Karl Malden actually admonished people not to leave home without American Express Travelers Cheques. A few years ago, I took a few leftover Travelers Cheques on vacation with me and could not get anyone to cash them. A few hotel clerks did not even know what they were. I ...
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There is mention of 1815 quarters countermarked “E” or “L” in a Feb. 28 “Numismatic News” article by R.W. Julian. Can you give me more information about these countermarks? These countermarks are also found on 1825-dated quarters. Ted McAuley theorizes … Continue reading
By Peter Huntoon This is a rare Detroit bank, charter 2365, with a great title that operated between 1877 and 1894 when it merged with The Preston National Bank. It succeeded a state bank with the same name. Modest numbers … Continue reading
It was always expected that a superb, gold, five guineas of Charles II would sweep the floor at Spink’s March 29 London sale of “Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals.” This indeed proved to be the case. However, … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: The following was taken by permission from the Spring 2017 issue of The Centinel, the quarterly publication of the Central States Numismatic Society. By Kevin Foley Probably everyone who has been past the fourth grade has heard of … Continue reading
Show promotion notes for the 58th annual Fremont, Neb., Coin Show May 7 are being offered to readers of Numismatic News. The reproduction of a $20 Fremont National Bank Note is priced at $2 for one postpaid, or $3 for … Continue reading
The digitization project for the American Numismatic Society’s back list of monographs has gained funding from by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The financial support jointly from the National Endowment for the Humanities-Mellon Humanities Open Book Program. All of the … Continue reading
I was anxiously awaiting the weekly Mint Statistics this week to monitor results for the 225th Anniversary one-ounce $100 gold coin showing Miss Liberty as an African-American. I had recently blogged that I did not see how coin collectors could … Continue reading
Sales of the gold 225th Anniversary gold $100 offered by the U.S. Mint for $1,640 each on April 6 surged for 24 hours and then backed off, following a typical pattern for modern Mint issues. At the opening, buyers took … Continue reading
With the discovery of a 1968-S proof Kennedy half dollar with a standard “Serif S” punched over a “Knob-tailed S” (last used in 1948) announced and certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation in the April 18 issue, it is a good … Continue reading