Numismatic News: eBay Yanks Counterfeits, Vatican City Coinage, Treasure Trove

by on July 16, 2009 · 0 comments

July 16: 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:

eBay pulls phony Canadian coins
Ian Robertson |

An Eastern Ontario man is rejoicing in the recent success of his two-year campaign to get counterfeits of classic Canadian coins dropped from eBay. But it was a long and often frustrating haul for Mike Marshall, a collector and military retiree. Marshall, 48, first faced a wall of uninterest and dismissal from police, plus officials in Ottawa…

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Vatican City Coins
Susan Headley | Coins

One of the most popular “multi-national” coin collecting topics is things having to do with Vatican City and the Popes. Nearly every country in Europe has issued some kind of papal or Catholic Church commemorative coin through the years, including many large and spectacular medallions. But many Americans are surprised to learn that the tiny Vatican City is…

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Treasure trove of silver Roman coins worth thousands found buried in field [Pics included]
Mail Online

One of the largest hoards of Roman coins ever discovered in Britain has been officially declared ‘treasure’ today. Amateur metal detecting enthusiast Keith Bennett discovered a total of 1,141 Roman denarii, or silver coins, in a field last July. The coins, stashed in a clay urn and buried around four feet underground, date from between 206 BC and 195 BC…

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Pics: ANA Summer Seminar Full of Activities
George Cuhaj | Numismatic News

Fund-raisers and awards were among the highlights of the first week of the two-week American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar held in Colorado Springs, Colo. Mary Sauvain, authenticator, was presented an honorary doctor of numismatics degree in recognition of teaching for 25 years at Summer Seminar…

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