Numismatic News Headlines – Mar 26

by on March 26, 2009 · 0 comments

Four numismatic news or coin blog articles are referenced on CoinNews every Tuesday and Thursday. These articles are not authored by us, but we recommend coin collectors read them for their unusual or interesting content. Here are today’s articles:

Stolen coins [medals] discovered in creek after 30 years
By Dee Henry | Hickory Daily Record

It was one of those discoveries by a child that creates images of pirate plunder found by following a map with an “X” marking the spot. Mitchell Pitman and Kirk Bowman, both 11, began finding coin-like medallions in a creek near Pitman’s grandfather’s house about a month or so ago..

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Varities of Type One Double Eagles
By Doug Winter | CoinLink

In my opinion, Type One double eagles have become popular enough with collectors that it is time for some of the more interesting varieties in this series to come into their own… What are the most significant varieties in the series, how rare are they and what sort of price premium do they merit?

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Seeing Spots Is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

Buyers of gold coins, unless they are seasoned numismatists, are frequently puzzled by the appearance of reddish spots or streaks on vintage gold pieces. Known in the coin business as "copper spots," this term pretty much sums up their nature. These spots and streaks are caused by concentrations of copper amid the overall gold composition.

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Philippine Coins Smuggled for Scrap Value
By Richard Giedroyc | World Coin News

Quetulio continued, “This is very alarming as it will affect the Philippine economy if not given preferential attention. The public must be aware that BSP determines the different denominations of our money, both bank notes and coins, and the public should accept them at face value, no more, no less.”

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