Numismatic News and Blog Headlines – Feb 24

by on February 24, 2009 · 0 comments

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:

U.S. Mint Issues Statements Regarding Fulfillment and Web Site Issues
By Susan Headley, Guide to Coins since 2006

The U.S. Mint has issued two statements this morning regarding the recent issues on its Web site. I’m going to publish both statements in their entirety because I know everyone will want to read them for themselves. The first statement seems to be a lot of blather that surrounds one very important point, which I have highlighted in bold.

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All 1922-D No D cents are not equal
By Paul Gilkes, Coin World

Lincoln cent production at the Denver Mint in 1922 yielded coins that included a regular strike with full D Mint mark, a weak D Mint mark or the D completely missing. Of the three major die pairs known for the Weak D and No D varieties, the pairing that generates the highest premium is the 1922-D Lincoln…

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Muled medal confuses the Adams
By Ken Potter, Numismatic News

A beginning collector had the find of his short hobby career when in January he purchased a muled First Spouse bronze medal as part of a four-piece set. Michael Descamps wrote Jan. 31 to say that he purchased a 2007 First Spouse set of bronze medals from eBay in which he later found an Abigail Adams medal with a reverse appropriate to the Louisa Adams medal.

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A penny for your thoughts
By Shanghai Daily

Collecting ancient coins is a serious hobby that requires considerable knowledge as they boast a long and colorful history within China. In China, there’s perhaps nothing smaller than an ancient coin that can fuse history and culture so perfectly. China was one of the first countries to use metal coinage…

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