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Letters to the Editor: Feb. 4, 2020

Speculators and the U.S. Mint I found what I could read of Bruce Frohman’s article on speculators (my copy was partially shredded by the post office) very interesting. His overall defense of them is reasonable. Making a profit from someone … Continue reading

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Community Voice Response:

From the Jan. 3, 2020 Numismatic News E-NewsLetter Do you think there is as much gold in Fort Knox as the government claims? How much do you think is actually there? Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter … Continue reading

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Community Voice Response: Jan. 10 e-newsletter

From the Jan. 10, 2020 Numismatic News E-NewsLetter Have you encouraged friends or family to become involved in the hobby? Was it successful? Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.   I am a fortunate man. My … Continue reading

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Artist’s Renditions for Unissued Chinese Notes Star of Spink Auction

On. Jan. 3, 2020, Spink held its “Banknotes, Bonds & Shares and Coins of China and Hong Kong” auction. During this auction, a group of seven PMG-certified sets of front and back artist’s renditions for unissued Chinese banknotes created in … Continue reading

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2020 ATB Quarters Proof Set

The 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ (product code 20AP) will be available for purchase on Jan. 14 at noon EST, according to the United States Mint. Priced at $18.50, the set contains five proof finish America the Beautiful … Continue reading

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Community Voice Response: Jan. 10, 2020

From the Dec. 27 Numismatic News E-NewsLetter What is your level of confidence in gold as an investment? Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.   My level of confidence in gold as an investment is almost … Continue reading

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BEP and U.S. Mint Participating at 2020 FUN Show

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) and the United States Mint (Mint) will share booth #144 at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, Jan. 9 – 12, 2020. The BEP … Continue reading

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The 1908 No Motto Double Eagle

Some coins are important because they are virtually impossible while others are important because they are more available than might be expected. It is the latter which is certainly the case with the 1908 No Motto Saint-Gaudens double eagle. The … Continue reading

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What Are World War Two Tokens Made Of?

Are World War Two ration tokens made of cardboard? The tokens are made of vulcanized fiber. The dyes used to make the tokens blue or red included an ultraviolet component meant to deter counterfeiters.   Why were these ration tokens … Continue reading

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Hope For the Hobby

by Roy Herbst  One of the biggest laments you keep hearing about numismatics is who is going to be the future collectors since younger people seem to have, at best, a lackadaisical interest in the hobby. I know my own … Continue reading

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