Coin News: Harley Coins, Gold Indian Cent, Gold Prices and Pawn Shops

by on September 24, 2009 · 0 comments

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:

Dayton mint draws hundreds of riders for Harley coin
Rob Sabo | Nevada Appeal

"The striking of a commemorative coin for Harley-Davidson owners on Wednesday drew a host of Nevada dignitaries and legions of motorcycle owners from around the country to the Northwest Territorial Mint in Dayton. Capitalizing on the tradition of military "challenge" coins and Nevada’s rich history in minting coins, Northwest Territorial Mint struck a coin for Harley Owners Group members …

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Unusual Items: 1906 Indian Cent. Struck in Gold
Stacks | CoinLink

One of the more unusual and rare items in US numismatics will be auctioned by Stack’s in their Philadelphia Americana Sale September 23-26 in Philadelphia, is Lot 4299, an Indian Head Cent struck in gold. From the Stacks Catalog description "This off-metal error is 18.3 mm (horizontal) X 18.1 mm (vertical). 1.1 mm to 1.2 mm thick. Plain Edge with Lovely olive gold fields join yellow gold lustre and coppery highlights in …

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Coin Clinic Questions Answered
Alan Herbert | Numismatic News

Answers to the following questions: Didn’t you once predict that we would get “something worse” than the aluminum cent? … How long have we had the general verbal grade classifications: Good, Very Good, Fine, Very Fine, etc? … Please give me all the details on the Washington quarters struck for circulation between 1956 and 1964 and in some later years with proof dies? … I have two coins with the same minting variety, purchased from two different (reputable) sources, but with completely different descriptions. How is this possible? … I thought newspapers and magazines got preferential treatment from the Post Office? … Is it true that there is a $20 gold piece known that was struck on a cent planchet? …

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Gold prices boost pawn, coin shops
Rob Varnon |

The young couple stood in front of coin shop owner Ed Zehall and asked what their jewelry was worth. After they heard the price, they looked at each other, weighing a choice between keeping sentimental symbols of affection against a more practical need — the cash to pay bills. Zehall, who owns Valley Coin in Seymour, said the couple …

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