Numismatic News: DC Quarter Double Die, Minting Fewer Coins, Fake Metal Detecting

by on May 12, 2009 · 0 comments

May 12: 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 coin articles:

Mint To Press Fewer Coins As Economy Slows
Jeff Brady | NPR

The Federal Reserve was busy last year pumping $700 billion into the U.S. economy — expanding the country’s money supply by nearly 10 percent. But that doesn’t mean there are a lot more dollar bills circulating. In fact production statistics at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing have remained stable. And coin production has dropped precipitously…

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2009-D most dramatic doubled die in years
Ken Potter | Numismatic News

A 2009-D District of Columbia quarter has turned out to be one of the most prominent of the centralized doubled dies seen in recent years. It boasts very strong doubling of ELL of Duke Ellington’s last name, some doubling of the piano keys and panel below…

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Metal detector user David Hutchings jailed for selling fake coins
David Brown | Times Online

A metal detector enthusiast who claimed to have discovered hoards of valuable antiquities during years of treasure hunting has been convicted of selling modern fakes. David Hutchings, known to fellow users as "Coldfeet," was renowned for finding rare items. But his reputation lies in tatters after…

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High-end coin prices fall
Steve Roach | Coin Values

The recent Central States Numismatic Society convention sale by Heritage featured a large and important collection sold under the name “Joseph C. Thomas.” The results are illustrative of the new reduced prices at the high end of the market. Many of the coins were purchased at auction during the past five years, and were offered without reserve…

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