Daily Numismatic Headlines for October 2, 2008


Four numismatic articles are referenced on CoinNews every Tuesday and Thursday. These articles are not authored by us, but we recommend collectors read them for their unusual or interesting content. Have you written or know of an article that should be highlighted on CoinNews? Please let us know! Here are today’s articles:

10 Great Dream Coins
By Mike Thorne, Coins Magazine

In my personal experience, money has always been an object. I’ve been known, for example, to bypass a type of fish at the grocery story because I thought the price was a dollar a pound too high… Having said that, for this article I’m going to fight my normal tendencies and go for broke. I’m going to choose coins that have always appealed to me at least in part because they really are so far out of my league.

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Queues for coins as gold rush starts, again
By Philip Scott, This is Money

As faith in the banking and political system rapidly flounders, nervous savers are once again rushing to that most traditional of safe-havens; gold and demand for the metal in physical form has soared. London based, international gold dealers, ATS Bullion, has enjoyed a surge in business…

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2008-W Uncirculated & Proof Gold Buffalo Sales Figures
By Michael Zielinski, Mint News Blog

The 2008-W Uncirculated and Proof Gold Buffalo coins have been relatively brisk sellers at the US Mint. Although the American Gold Buffalo has been offered since 2006 as a 24 karat one ounce gold bullion coin, the US Mint only started offering fractional denominations this year.

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U.S. Mint picks clad coinage to cut production costs
By Paul Gilkes, Coin World

In 1965, the United States Mint began issuing the first of its clad coinage. A clad coin, in the case of the U.S. issues, is one in which outer layers of one metal or alloy are bonded to an inner core of another metal or alloy. From 1793 to the mid-1960s, virtually all U.S. coinage compositions were either a pure metal (the copper half cents and cents of 1793 to 1857) or homogenous alloys of two or more metals.

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