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Recalling longtime hobby advocate, publisher and...
by Q. David Bowers Chet Krause notable ‘people person’The feeling spread all over numismatics as tributes were given in print, in person in conversations at conventions and elsewhere, and on the Internet. Chet was a “people person” par excellence, modest, and always willing to share his intelligence, wisdom and knowledge.
Printed but unissued, and apparently never will be:...
by Arthur L. Friedberg The BEP confirms that Series 2006 $100 notes that were printed in Fort Worth with the “FW” designation were produced as contingency stock but never needed, and thus will not be issued. If any of these ever surfaced, would be treated in the same manner as 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 coins?
Where is REPUBLIKA HRVATSKA? And why are its...
by Bill O'Rourke I really like it when I get to learn something new as a result of my roll searching hobby! This month’s coins came to me as I looked through several rolls of 5-cent coins. Although the dimensions of the two coins found were different, someone apparently placed them both inside the same hand-wrapped roll of 5-cent coins. I have never found coins of the type shown...
Libertas Americana medal, early dollars in ANA...
by Steve Roach Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Heritage Auctions are again sharing official auctioneer duties at the upcoming American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Aug. 9 to 13. Both firms will be offering a wide range of coins and paper money from the United States and the world.
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Long partnership ending: private Pobjoy Mint and...
by Jeff Starck The Pobjoy Mint’s longest partnership is ending. Company officials announced July 19 that the private mint’s relationship with the Isle of Man would end in 2017. The Isle of Man was one of the first coin-issuing entities to expand the production and sale of noncirculating legal tender coinage minted in its name.
Finding U.S. gold coins on the cheap with little...
by Scott Schechter In uncertain times, people buy gold to protect their assets. No surprise, gold’s value has increased 28 percent this year. Out-of-favor series can become relatively cheap when they fail to keep pace with rising metal values. For collectors of modern U.S. coins, gold commemoratives fit the bill. The series of U.S. gold commem­orative coins from 1984 to date, including...