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YN award winners announced

The American Numismatic Association announced the winners of the 2012 Young Numismatist Literary Awards Competition June 28 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Winners were presented with cash prizes and gift certificates to build their personal libraries, courtesy of contest sponsor Whitman Publishing. Continue reading

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Olympic Medals, nice reward for 4700 who will earn one this month

For the next two weeks, the Olympic Medal will be in the news. Probably one of the most visible medals in the world. I got to see one each of the gold Olympic Medal and the Paralympic Medal which was … Continue reading

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CICF this weekend (April 26-29) in Rosemont, Cuhaj to speak at Chicago Coin Club Meeting

The Chicago International Coin Fair will be held this weekend – April 26-29 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on River Road in Rosemont, Ill. Dealer set up and early bird admission are Thursday afternoon. Public hours are Friday and Saturday, … Continue reading

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Niue has multi-coin color Last Supper scene for 2012

The island of Niue has issued a 7-coin silver ingot set which when placed together had the restored DaVinci Last Supper image pad printed on the reverse side. I thought something fitting and well done for a Good Friday. George

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Titanic (commemorative) Week ending with that sinking feeling

In the 1990s Kiribati issued a very small 1/20 ounce gold coin and Somaliland issued a 40mm copper-nickel coin depicting the Titanic with the stern raised and a few lifeboats nearby in the water. These were done due to the sheer … Continue reading

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Canada and Cook Islands with creative Titanic designs

The Royal Canadian Mint has two additional entries for the Titanic Centennial. I think that both are well done. The first is a  a 50 Cent piece. It has a unique waterline view of the ship sailing foreward as seen from near … Continue reading

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R.M.S. Titanic and R.M.S. Carpathia, Smith and Rostron, villan and hero

With every disaster there are inqueries and finger pointing. Sometime even some good comes from it, such as the International Ice Patrol, emergency prepardness training, safety features and use of new technologies of the day such as wireless communication. But by … Continue reading

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Titanic coins make use of many media

There have been several innovative design elements used on Titanic commemoratives this year. For me, the most stunning was the issue by Fiji which features a mother-of-pearl carved insert. Very well done with a dramatic effect. It is too bad … Continue reading

Titanic Cook Island Oval with coal
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Titanic Coins for the Centennial Anniversary

In a few short weeks it will be the centennial anniversary of the sailing and sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic. For me, the story of that ship has had a connenction since childhood. There was a survivor who lived in our neighborhood … Continue reading

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Numismaster nover over 170,000 coin types

Well, this last week of August we have passed 170,000 coin type listings on Numismaster. That includes nearly 440,000 individual date/type listings. Wow. All in one place, with prices and plenty of photos. A bargan. Stick around. It is jsut going … Continue reading

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