• seperator


Kodachrome's passing

today, Dec. 30, 2011 was the last day to get a roll of Kodachrome film processed. I was introduced to slide film in about 1972 when my mom decided to switch the family photos from 8mm movies to the 35mm … Continue reading

Posted in Current Currency | Leave a comment

Great end-of-year deals at www.shopnumismaster.com

There are some great end-of-year deals available at www.shopnumismaster.com. Books, DVDs/CDs and subscriptions. George

Posted in Current Currency | Leave a comment

Cuhaj attending the New York International, Jan. 6-9

If you will be attending the NY Internaitonal Numismatic Convention, January 6-9 at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, Park Avenue at 50 Street, I’ll be at the KP table or somewhere near the bourse or meetings rooms depending on the day and … Continue reading

Posted in Current Currency | Leave a comment

Estonia soon to go Euro!

In just four days, Estonia will join the Euro using countries. Coins have been released in starter packes for some time. It is nice to start the new year with eight new types with national themes, but far nicer that … Continue reading

Posted in Current Currency | Leave a comment

Bob Feller, HOF pitcher dies at 92

Today I read that HOF pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, Bob Feller has died at the age of 92. That is a great run. Of the many baseball autograph items that my dad collected as a teenager at Yankee Stadium … Continue reading

Posted in Current Currency | Leave a comment

Standard Catalog of German Coins now available

The new edition of the Standard Catalog of German Coins is now available. With the guidance of editor N. Douglas Nicol and exhaustive pricing updats by Tom Michael, this book is a must have. And this week it is part … Continue reading

Posted in Current Currency | Leave a comment

SCWC 18th Century 5th edition is now in!

Just arrived into our warehouse late last week, and now arriving at the Iola desk of the edtorial department are the first copies of the Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800. It’s Big, it’s nice, and at $85. retail, a … Continue reading

Posted in Current Currency | Leave a comment

Time well spent !

For about the last 7 days I have been working on adding new issues to the Standard Catalog of World Coins. Issues by the Cook Islands was the subject of my interest. Issues which had been lacking from the Standard … Continue reading

Posted in Current Currency | Leave a comment

Prince William to wed, how long will it take for commemorative coins?

Well, the engagement of Prince William is official. Last week I had already received an email with a proposed wedding commemorative design. How long will it take for others? The Prince has been the subject of coins since his birth, … Continue reading

Posted in Current Currency | Leave a comment

Veteran's Day – Thanks for your service

Today is Veteran’s Day. A day to refect on the service ordinary folks do when thrust by their nation into extraordinary circumstances. When one reads about the horrors of the trench warfare of WWI and the massive losses one can … Continue reading

Posted in Current Currency | Leave a comment