Numismatic News and Blog Headlines – Dec 23, 2008

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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:

Edges Tell the Story for Authenticating
By F. Michael Fazzari, Numismatic News

I wish that I could take the credit for describing a coin’s edge as its “third side” but the wordsmith for that one remains a mystery to me. The edge of a coin has always been an important factor in determining a coin’s authenticity and any one who is forgetful to check it will eventually be slapped back to reality.

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How You Can Use Warren Buffett’s Personal Secrets of Success In Today’s Exciting Rare Coin Market
By Scott Tilson

When it comes to figuring out how to be successful at any pursuit, I firmly believe there’s absolutely no reason to re-invent the wheel. Many wise men have discovered it’s far easier to learn the hard fought lessons from the legendary visionaries that have already graduated from “The School of Hard Knocks”.

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Prediction: Gold Will Rise in ’09
By David L. Ganz, Numismatic News

Predicting the future is what newsletter writers, pundits and seers do for a living. For the past 43 years, I had the best part-time job, ever: writing this “Under the Glass” column dedicated to covering the entire numismatic field. Last year, I did a “Seer” column with a number of predictions about the coin market and some other things of interest to our community.

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Loose Change: Why Bush Should Veto H.R. 6184
By Eric Lurio, The Huffington Post

I haven’t seen a new nickel in over a year. Not in circulation anyway. I get the annual two sets every year, and they have nickels, but not in my change since sometime in early ’07. One would think that since they changed Jefferson’s face from profile to full on in ’06, the novelty would have worn off by now. I guess not.

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