Daily Numismatic Headlines for September 8, 2008


The following numismatic articles are not written for CoinNews, but we recommend collectors read them for their unusual or interesting content:

Hispanic Society Wants Coins From ANS
By David L. Ganz, Numismatic News

The Hispanic Society of America wants to sell some 38,000 "permanent loan" coins that the American Numismatic Society has held and been cataloging since the death of benefactor Arthur Milton Huntington in 1955 at age 85. Sotheby’s apparently will use ANS cataloging data to facilitate the sale, which some say could exceed $30 million.

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U.S. Mint Price Gouging
By Susan Headley, About.com: Coins

Although the U.S. Mint has been listening and communicating better this past couple of years, I think they’re getting way too greedy in their product mark-ups… The Mint’s mark-up on the Jackson First Spouse coin is more than fifty percent over bullion value!

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Rare coin saves house from foreclosure
By Mansfield News Journal

PARMA — A Parma couple on the verge of losing their home to foreclosure made a rare discovery that saved their house. The couple, who did not want to be identified, brought an old silver dollar to the Cash-4-Gold store on the corner of Ridge and Pearl in Parma.

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New name approved for Canadian Numismatic Association’s (CNA)
By Mario Cywinski, Canadian Coin News

During the Canadian Numismatic Association’s (CNA) annual convention, a funny thing happened, the association decided to change its name. At the CNA’s annual general meeting, the membership decided by over two-thirds majority (earlier in the week) that the name should be changed.

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