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Canada receives 26,000 submission for women on...
by Arthur L. Friedberg A Canadian woman will be featured on the first bank note of the country’s next paper currency series in 2018. By the time of the April 15 deadline, 26,000 submissions had been made to the Bank of Canada website set up for nominations.
A U.S. coin ‘authentication service’ in 1962?:...
by Joel Orosz Long before ANACS, INSAB, PCGS, of NGC, the first coin authentication service was founded. The Institute of Numismatic Authenticators or INA was founded in 1962 by that era’s ultimate numismatic scholar, Walter H. Breen. He recruited Don Taxay, a rising star coin dealer, and Lynn Glaser, a numismatic prodigy.
This Day in History: April 30
by Jeff Starck When the Louisiana Purchase Exposition opened April 30, 1904, two American presidents (one a future president, the other the current president) were there to partake in opening ceremonies. Numerous medals celebrate the milestone event.
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1792 patterns lead Heritage's CSNS convention...
by Steve Roach Two 1792 patterns from the dawn of the Philadelphia Mint led bidding at Heritage’s April 28 Platinum Night auction, held at the Central States Numismatic Society convention, April 27 to 30, in Schaumburg, Ill. On the other end of the spectrum, a rare and beautifully toned Proof 1850 Seated Liberty quarter dollar offers a case study in the market’s response to a coin...
Mutilated coin redemption suspended six more months
by Paul Gilkes The United States Mint’s six-month suspension of its Mutilated Coin Redemption Program is extended another six months beginning May 2. Notice of the extension was published April 29 in the Federal Register. The Mutilated Coin Redemption Program allows individuals and businesses to exchange bent and partial coins for reimbursement.