Numismatic Blog and News Headlines – Nov 6, 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. Here are today’s articles:

Dollar Coins Costly for Banks to Inventory
By Jarrett Briscoe, Numismatic News

I think I can offer a perspective not commonly voiced. I would be considered a young collector, not to read uneducated collector. I’m 20. I am also a part-time employee at a local Pittsburgh-based bank. I think both of these factors place me in an interesting position on two topics I’d like to target, the issue of the dollar coin and the ongoing debate about "imperfect" coins.

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Chinese coin from Ch’ing Dynasty found in Darwin dig
From The West Australian

A historic Chinese coin from the Ch’ing Dynasty has been discovered in an archeological dig in the heart of Darwin. The excavation began in a vacant lot behind the Sue Wah Chin building in the city centre on September 22, ahead of the lot’s redevelopment. Constructed in the 1880s, the building is testament to the establishment and expansion of the Chinese community in the Northern Territory.

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More on Storage
By Mike Thorne, Coins Magazine

Last month I ended my discussion of coin storage methods with a discussion of Capital Plastics holders, their advantages and disadvantages. This month I’m going to give you a bottom line on coin storage methods. To this point, I’ve mainly highlighted some of the drawbacks of commonly used coin storage methods. The key question in this column is: What is the best storage method for your coins? The answer is going to sound like a cop-out, but here it is: It all depends.

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How to invest in coins
By This is Money

Ancient coins can fetch tens of thousands of pounds each at auction – we tell you how to invest in them and make the most out of your pennies. International buyers have lifted the market. The cheapest Roman and ancient British coins trade for less than £5, but investors generally make their profits at the top end of the market.

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