Numismatic News Headlines – Apr 16

by on April 16, 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:

Sculpting The Digital Dollar
Rebecca Roberts | NPR

John Mercanti’s title at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia is chief engraver, but it’s a little inaccurate. For one thing, no human at the Mint has actually engraved anything for years. This is a time of transition for the design and sculpture department at the Mint, where centuries-old techniques are slowly — and not always easily — giving way to incredibly sophisticated computer technology…

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20 Questions With the U.S. Mint
Susan’s Coins Blog | Coins

U.S. Mint Director Ed Moy recently held a Coin Collectors forum in Puerto Rico in conjunction with the launch of the Puerto Rico quarter. U.S. Mint Collectors Forums are public question-and-answer sessions where a U.S. Mint executive, usually the director, provides information to the public and tries to gain a feel for how the public is responding to U.S. Mint products and services… Some of the more interesting questions which were asked at the Puerto Rico forum include…

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‘Rolled’ Edge Achieved Through Shape in Die
Alan Herbert | Numismatic News

Please explain the method of applying the “rolled edge” to the 1907 eagle $10 gold coins?… Is there a half eagle variety similar to the 1922-D “No D” cent?… Just how rare is the 1916-D dime with repunched mintmark?… Is the 1942/1941-D dime from the same hub as the 1942/1941(-P) overdate?… When was the 1880/79-CC dollar variety first reported?…

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Is there any gold inside Fort Knox, the world’s most secure vault?
Chris Ayres | Times Online

It is said to be the most impregnable vault on Earth: built out of granite, sealed behind a 22-tonne door, located on a US military base and watched over day and night by army units with tanks, heavy artillery and Apache helicopter gunships at their disposal…

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