Four numismatic articles are referenced on CoinNews every Tuesday and Thursday. These articles are not authored by us, but we recommend collectors read them for their unusual or interesting content. Here are today’s articles:
Remembering Veterans Numismatically
By Scott Barman, Coin Collector’s Blog
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the war to end all wars ended. It is celebrated around the world as Armistice Day or Remembrance Sunday. In the United States, a law was passed in 1954 to honor all veterans on November 11 of every year.
Problem-free coins reign
By Mark Ferguson, Coin Values
Coin buying continues and there is no en masse panic selling, although there are individual quick sellers. Long want lists are still in collectors’ and dealers’ hands – still going unfulfilled for months and sometimes years. Pent up demand continues for certain scarce coins and is found for some very common coins.
Why Jim Rogers chooses silver over gold to beat inflation
By Peter J. Cooper, SilverSeek.com
Legendary investor Jim Rogers, whose conversion to commodities as an investment class back in 1999 preceded the end of the 20-year bear market by a couple of months, is backing silver over gold as an asset class to beat inflation.
On Second Thought
By Wayne Sayles, Ancient Coin Collecting
After reading the latest Elkins and Barford blog posts, I was inclined to consider the source and ignore them. But, having slept on it, I have to ask myself WHY? Why should I have spent more than 40 years of my life learning about ancient coins, and the cultures that produced them, just to have some star-gazer with a fixation on academic supremacy characterize me personally as a rank amateur with nothing but $$$ for a motivation?
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