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Exotic title block layouts are appealing

By Peter Huntoon Gary Parietti likes Series of 1882 $5s with exotic title block layouts, so he was ecstatic when he obtained this jewel from Bel Air, Md. A Series of 1882 $5 from the bank previously was unreported. The … Continue reading

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Coppers solid in uncertain market

Few coins may be appreciating in value, but both the business and hobby of coin collecting remain steady while equities and precious metals continue their roller-coaster ride. The U.S. numismatic-related stocks tracked in the Numismatic Stock Index dropped from 62.6 … Continue reading

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Get a free book when joining TAMS

A free book for joining the Token and Medal Society is a new membership offer being made in 2019. Regular dues are $30 annually. In return, members receive six issues of the TAMS Journal, get access to the extensive TAMS … Continue reading

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1870 offers rarities, odd denominations

The year 1870 has so much to offer a collector. True rarities, some unique, bear the date 1870. An historic mint began operations this year. There were three-cent coins in two metals, along with two cent pieces, nickels, half dimes, … Continue reading

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Finest proof Morgans on display

Imagine all of the finest proof Morgan dollars in one place. It is the fantasy dream of many a coin collector to assemble such a set. You won’t have to imagine this for much longer. These coins will be put … Continue reading

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Something seems missing on $1 coin

Ready for another dateless dollar coin? How about one without a mintmark or “E Pluribus Unum?” This is not going to happen, but some collectors might think it has when they first see the new 2018 American Innovators dollar coin … Continue reading

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Silver dollars stopped in 1904; why?

In American history, when the production of a series of coins ended, there usually was a changeover to a different design in the same or next year. In other instances, the denomination went out of production (e.g. half cents, 2 … Continue reading

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Online database of national bank presidents, cashiers debuts

By Peter Huntoon The August 26, 2018, issue of The E-Sylum, the online weekly publication of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society edited by Wayne Homren, contained an announcement from Newman Numismatic Portal project coordinator Len Augsburger that the portal had just … Continue reading

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Poland discovery 1,000 years old

A rare Islamic silver coin is among the more than 300 coins encountered so far in a find being unearthed by archaeologists throughout the past three years in Stare Czarnow, Poland. Stare Czarnow is a farming village in northwestern Poland … Continue reading

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Mega Red 4th Edition a must-have

By Mike Thorne, Ph.D. To say that the book I’m going to review in this column is gargantuan is an understatement. According to my postal scales, it rings in at a whopping 6 pounds 10.5 ounces. That would be a … Continue reading

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