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Trekking to private Bechtler Mint in North...
by Q. David Bowers Pursuing his own interests and satisfying his curiosity, geologist and adventurer George W. Featherstonhaugh visited the private Bechtler Mint in Rutherfordton, N.C., in 1837. He penned this account later published in two volumes whimsically titled A Canoe Voyage Up the Minnay Sotor.
Royal Canadian Mint honors Canada’s wildlife in...
by Jeff Starck To shine the spotlight on Canadian wildlife, the Royal Canadian Mint went to Berlin. The RCM on Feb. 5 announced its new silver and gold bullion coins during the World Money Fair, which since 2006 has been held in Germany’s capital. The new coins include the first coin in a planned series of Predator 1-ounce .9999 fine silver $5 bullion coins. The first of what will be four...
Mark Twain coin has big first day, Bowers explains...
by Joe O'Donnell Also this week, one Coin World senior editor finds a $2 Federal Reserve note in circulation for the first time, another breaks down three ways world coin collectors can overpay for coins, and a researcher is seeking concrete evidence that a third variety of the 1873-S Seated Liberty quarter reverse does indeed exist.
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