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Canada's Loon dollar designer Robert-Ralph...
by Jeff Starck Robert-Ralph Carmichael, whose iconic Loon image came to define the dollar denomination of Canadian coins, has died. Mr. Carmichael died July 16 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. His artwork depicts a loon swimming in a lake, with coniferous trees visible on points of land on the horizon.
Ohio Penitentiary inmates counterfeit United...
by Gerald Tebben If you could write with your change in Columbus, Ohio, you knew were the coins came from — the Ohio Penitentiary. Prisoners at the Pen with too much time on their hands and mischief in their minds often used materials at hand to make their own versions of U.S. coins.
The ANA has announced its 2016 Numismatist of the...
by Staff The award honors an individual within the numismatic community who has demonstrated long-term leadership in the field and to the association. He will be presented with the award on Friday, Aug. 12, during the awards banquet at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Calif.
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Perth Mint's newest 1-ounce silver bullion coin...
by Jeff Starck Australia’s newest silver bullion coin is one of the world’s most popular. The Perth Mint announced July 20 that its 2016 silver Kangaroo coin had reached sales of 10 million coins, ranking it among the top five world silver bullion coins.
1797 Draped Bust half dime with rich pedigree a...
by Steve Roach The half dime’s especially rich provenance goes back to the Richard B. Winsor Collection and then to the Chapman Brothers in 1895. It would pass through the hands of J.M. Clapp and into the collection of Louis E. Eliasberg Sr.