Numismatic News and Blog Headlines – Jan 13

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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:

Sweeping Up $10 Fakes Proves a Chore
By Fred L. Reed, Bank Note Reporter

The feds attempted to drain the swamp of the virulent Legal Tender fakes. In late 1867, according to the U.S. Treasurer’s report, the Treasury had issued no new $5, $20, $50, or $100 notes and only a single $10 during the previous fiscal year. This coincided, of course, with a general contraction of the currency following the Civil War inflation authorized by The Funding Act of April 12, 1866.

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Where have all the pint-sized collectors gone?
By Marilyn Gardner, The Christian Science Monitor

Angela Watson remembers the pleasure of childhood stamp collecting. Whenever friends and family gave her stamps, especially from foreign countries, she would study them. Then she would turn to the Encyclopedia Britannica for more information.

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Wondering What to Buy in 2009?
By Jack Robinson, Stella

With the end of the holidays (and the college football season) and the start of the new year, many collectors are taking a good look at their collections. With stock market unrest and interest rates on cds and savings accounts virtually non-existent, it’s a great time to put that extra income or planned savings into your coin collections. What are the best bets when buying in 2009?

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Hungary wins it again
Numismatic News

Hungary has won the 2009 People’s Choice Award, one of the awards given by Numismatic News’ sister publication, World Coin News, in its annual Coin of the Year competition.

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