Coin News: Lincoln Cent Values, Buffalo Nickel, Jay Johnson

by on October 20, 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:

Gateway closing a little [Lincoln Cent Values]
Steve Roach | Coin Values

Lincoln cents are one of the gateway coins of numismatics and most collectors have at one time or another filled a blue Whitman album with circulated Lincoln cents. The series is one of the first that people collect, and it’s still an exciting moment for most people to find a Wheat reverse cent, produced from 1909 to 1958, in circulation today …

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Buffalo fans should go back to first issue
Paul M. Green | Numismatic News

How many Buffaloes does it take to make collectors happy? That sounds like a silly question, but considering recent trends, perhaps it is not so silly. The Buffalo commemorative silver dollar was issued in 2001. A buffalo was put on the nickel again in 2005. Kansas has a single buffalo on its 2005 quarter and North Dakota’s 2006 quarter sports two. There is even a Buffalo gold coin, which also was created in 2006. …

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We will miss you, Jay [Johnson]
Dave Harper | Buzz with Dave Harper, Numismatic News

The road not taken is a question that occurs not only in a Robert Frost poem, but in the minds of everybody from time to time. What would have happened had a decision gone differently, we all ask? News of former Mint Director Jay Johnson’s death from a heart attack Saturday at the age of 66 at his suburban Washington home raises that question in my mind for …

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China Battles Domestic Counterfeiters
Richard Giedroyc | World Coin News

The Peoples’ Republic of China has been in the numismatic hobby news in recent months due to coin replicas originating from China that are being sold elsewhere in the world as genuine coins. This includes coins of Canada, Russia and the United States. Since the Hobby Protection Act in the United States is unenforceable outside U.S. borders, this lack of enforcement overseas almost invites …

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