Numismatic News: Counterfeit Pounds, Military and Collecting, Tyler "Accidency"

by on May 21, 2009 · 0 comments

May 21: 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:

Military service experiences fueled hobby”
Russell Rulau | Numismatic News

Harvesting the memories of World War II servicemen before death or memory lapse has become a cottage industry in the 21st century. The war ended 64 years ago and a good many of my Army buddies from those days have already met their Maker. Recalling the wartime occurrences of a coin-collecting soldier is even more difficult because few of us were confirmed coin addicts during that historic time…

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Honoring His Accidency
Scott Barman | Coin Collector’s Blog

In a ceremony at the Sherwood Forest Plantation home of John Tyler the US Mint released the Presidential Dollar honoring our tenth president. President Tyler was the first to ascend to the presidency from Vice President after the death of William Henry Harrison…

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Collect Today, Profit Tomorrow
Numismedia on NGC

This month, NumisMedia takes a look at the changes in FMV over the last year. While there are some apparent drops in premiums, the industry, and NumisMedia especially, remain confident that stability always prevails…

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How Many ‘Round Pounds’ are Counterfeit?
Richard Giedroyc | World Coin News

What percentage of British £1 coins in circulation are counterfeit? The latest official figure released by the British Royal Mint indicates about one in 40 coins or about 2.5 percent of all “round pounds” in use are fakes. This is an increase from the number of counterfeits detected in the past, but is the figure accurate?…

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