Author Archives: Corinne Zielke

Early Days at the ANA Convention

Busy Aisles: Shortly after the bourse floor opened on Tuesday morning, the aisles were filled with dealers and collectors moving from booth to booth, some buying, some selling, and others just looking. Speaking with a few dealers on the floor … Continue reading

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US Mint’s Mutilated Coin Redemption Program Suspended

The United States Mint has temporarily ceased processing applications and material submitted to its Mutilated Coin Redemption Program pending the development of additional Program safeguards. The Mint will post updates on the status of the Program on their website as … Continue reading

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Rare 1943 Lincoln Cent Made of Tin and Other Metals

M. Houston, an unsuspecting collector, found a Lincoln cent on the ground as a child.  He retained this cent in his collection for 50 years or more. He recalls what struck him about the coin was it was silvery-grey in … Continue reading

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Coins for A’s Offers Youth Free ANA Membership

As the old saying goes, ‘it takes a village to raise a child,’ we may also substitute in our own words and say, ‘it takes the entire hobby to cultivate new collectors.’   The question has been asked many times … Continue reading

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BEP Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with the 2019 $2 Rocketship

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has announced a new product, the 2019 $2 Rocketship. The 2019 $2 Rocketship features an uncirculated, Series 2013 $2 Federal Reserve note, … Continue reading

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$50,400 Buys 1909-S VDB Cent

Finding a high-quality 1909-S VDB cent is likely on every serious collector’s wish list, however, given its scarcity, no matter your level of optimism, the likelihood of just finding one is quite low. So, of course, most collectors who want … Continue reading

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