Welcome to this week’s Numismatic Headlines, a compilation of some of the best articles that were NOT written by CoinNews writers or posted as CoinNews articles.
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Here are several numismatic articles for the week:
- You won’t make a mint buying coins this way – Q13 Fox News, May 18
What if I offered to sell you an ordinary quarter for 60 cents? You’d tell me to . . . well, I can’t print what you’d probably tell me to do.
- Whitman Returns to Canada – Coin Collector’s Blog, May 18
Whitman Publishing sent out an email notice announcing that they will be selling a complete line of folders for Canada coins.
- Is Technical Grading Worth Knowing Today? – Numismatic News, May 19
In this column, I shall try to put an end to some misconceptions about technical coin grading. I have seen some inaccurate postings on numismatic online forums
- Md. To Get National Anthem Commemorative Coin – WJZ.com, May 19
The national anthem was written in Baltimore. Now, Maryland’s rich history will be recognized with a Star-Spangled Banner commemorative coin.
Design proposals in for NMI commemorative coin – Saipan Tribune, May 20
Design proposals have been submitted for the commemorative quarters for the Northern Marianas, as well as for the four U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
Don’t Forget About Circ. Coins in Top Grades – NumisMaster, May 20
Silver dollars have always been popular, but collectors in recent months seem to be looking to Standing Liberty and Barber quarters, Lincoln cents and all Seated coinage
Reproductions of coins to use Montana metal – Bozeman Daily Chronicle, May 21
What was arguably one of the rarest and most beautiful coins ever minted in the United States appears poised to make a comeback, and offer a boon to Montana’s mining industry.
- Coinage Demand Meant Using Machinery – World Coin News, May 21
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- U.S. Mint Director Answers Questions – About.com: Coins, May 21
As part of the release events for the State Quarters, (and occasionally at other times,) the U.S. Mint has been conducting "Collectors Forums," a sort of question and answer session…
- Losing a Mint: Curb on Coin Sales Angers Collectors – Wall Street Journal, May 22
The government rationed food during World War II and gasoline in the 1970s. Now, it’s imposing quotas on another precious commodity: 2008 dollar coins known as silver eagles.
- Like Father, Like Son; More Adams Errors – Numismatic News, May 22
An Ohio trio, Richard Stachurski and his grandsons Zak and Joe El khamiri, has found what may be the first Missing Clad Layer error reported on a 2008-P John Quincy Adams Presidential dollar.
Kentuckians have hunted fabled silver stash for centuries – Kentucky.com, May 23
Worley Charles’ grandfather told the story of when, as a boy, he marked timber somewhere along the Licking River and then rode the logs down the river.
Viewpoint: Dealers Can’t Forget Average Collector – Numismatic News, May 23
In 1999, I attended the Central States Show in Milwaukee with my husband. It was my first coin show, and I was not impressed.
- Presidential coins not wise investment – pressdemocrat, May 23
What if I offered to sell you a quarter for 60 cents? You’d tell me to . . . well, I can’t print what you’d probably tell me to do.