Numismatic News: Coin Treasures, Proof Lincoln Cents, Recreation Collecting

by on June 11, 2009 · 0 comments

June 11: 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:

Treat Collecting as Recreation, Not Investment
Steve Album | World Coin News

World Coin News, and just about every other numismatic publication, feasts on reporting the highest prices fetched at auctions, the fabulous increases of coin values, the frenzy to buy this or that coin for investment. Thus, coin collecting becomes associated with coin investing, eventually to the point that gaining a profit subsumes the joy of collecting, and the coin purchaser no longer…

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Focus on Matte Proof Lincoln Cents
Jaime Hernandez | PCGS

The 1909 VDB Matte Proof Lincoln cent boasts one of the lowest survival rates of any proof or business strike Lincoln cent produced from 1909 to date. The delicate and stimulating matte finish, along with the scarcity of Matte Proof Lincoln cents has captured the imagination of both experienced and new collectors. For years, the 1909 VDB Matte Proof Lincoln cents were…

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Archaeologists unearth two tonnes of ancient coins in China
Calcutta News.Net

Archaeologists have unearthed more than two tonnes of ancient coins dating back to as early as the Tang Dynasty (618-907) on a playground of a primary school in Shaanxi Province, northwest China. According to Zhao Aiguo, director of the cultural relics protection and tourism bureau in Liquan County, Shaanxi, the coins were found when workers were…

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Homeowner unearth 300-year-old treasure

A Slovak homeowner unearthed a potload of 300-year-old copper coins buried under his outhouse in what historians describe as an exceptional find, a museum official said Wednesday. The finder was digging a foundation for an extension of his house…

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