Numismatic News: Silver Coin Picks, Scout Coin Designs, California Currency

by on July 7, 2009 · 0 comments

July 7: 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:

10 Picks for Those Who Like Large Silver Coins
Mark Benvenuto | Coins Magazine

Let’s be frank with one another – one of the plain, old-fashioned fun parts of coin collecting is getting your hands on really big coins. Yes, yes, there’s a certain joy when you acquire a beautiful Indian Head cent with traces of mint luster. There’s that pride of ownership when you add a gorgeous little item, like a pristine three-cent silver piece, to your growing collection. And who wouldn’t be overjoyed to put a certified specimen of a 1916-D Mercury dime in his or her collection, in any grade? But all those coins are missing one thing. They don’t have the heft of a big silver dollar…

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Scout helping scout gets CCA nod
Numismatic News

A scout’s helping hand is favored by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee for the obverse design of a commemorative coin honoring the Boy Scouts of America. The committee, which met June 29 in Colorado Springs, Colo., listened to comments from the audience concerning uniforms…

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Market rests before ANA
Steve Roach | Coin Values

Many dealers and collectors take a well-deserved break from their numismatic pursuits during mid-June through late July. Two major summer shows – the recently completed MidAmerica Coin Expo in Schaumburg, Ill., and the upcoming Summer Florida United Numismatists show in Palm Beach – provide venues for restless dealers and collectors…

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California Currency
Scott Barman | Coin Collector’s Blog

While the study of coins can be a lesson in history, the study of paper currency can present a lesson in economics that may be relevant today. With the state of California printing and distributing IOUs to meet its financial obligations, I am reminded of how the colonies used similar arrangements to finance the fighting of the Revolutionary War…

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