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New family of notes for Hong Kong

The note issuing banking in Hong Kong have begun a redesign of the circulating currency. So far the 500 and 1000 Dollar denominations are available. This year the 20, 50 and 100 Dollar notes will be released. Participating banks include … Continue reading

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William Bishoff, former ANS Curator dies

Dr. William Bishoff, former curator of Modern Coins at the American Numismatic Society died in mid-January. While I was at the ANS as computer systems operator, Dr. Bishoff was hired on to succeed Dr. Richard Doty, who had left to … Continue reading

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A sad end for Steve Tanenbaum, NYC token dealer

Steve Tanenbaum died on Friday from injuries suffered after being struck by a car while walking in his Brooklyn neighborhood. He was killed by the driver of a stollen car, who had previously murdered three other people and stabbed two … Continue reading

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Great Britain honors the Mary Rose on 2 pound coin

Henry VIII’s warship, the Mary Rose is honored on a 2011 2 pound coin on its 500th anniversary of launch. Famous in its time, but more so, since being found in the 1970s and recovered in the 1980s, and now … Continue reading

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Congratulations Dr. Stahl !

Congratulations are due to Dr. Alan M. Stahl for being the 2011 awardee of the medal of the Royal Numismatic Society. I had the pleasure of working with Stahl during my time at the American Numismatic Society in NYC. He … Continue reading

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January ends with snow, and more Niue

Today we arehaving a nice sprinking of light fluffy snow in Iola. I’m also nearing the end of my week-long project of catching up and correcting 2010 issues from Niue. One of the chalenges for today has been to enter … Continue reading

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What is new with Niue ?

To find out what is new with Niue coins, look on Numismaster this week. I’ve entered about 100 more 2010 dated issues, and will soon start off on the first 25 for 2011. Photos of many of these will follow … Continue reading

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Collecting World Coins, 13th edition, now available !

Is the Annual 20th century and 21 Century Standard Catalog of World Coins too big of a price tag for you? Do they have too many NCLT issues which crowd out the “real” coin listings? Than the 13th edition of … Continue reading

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Yikes folks, don't call, use the index first

Okay, I’m whining. Three of my recent calls have been from folks who have bought a recent edition Standard Catalog (thanks for buying the book!) however, when looking up their coin, they say it is not listed. However…these are from … Continue reading

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NY International Show busy !

Well, if the New York International show was any indication. Things will be busy in 2011 ! I’ve been attending the show for KP for many years, and in the Waldorf Astoria location, where the show is divided into five … Continue reading

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