Numismatic News and Blog Headlines – Nov 25, 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:

Century Later, Gold Coin Reflects Sculptor’s Vision
By Matthew Healey, The New York Times

With the push of a button and some 60 tons of pressure, a blank gold disc was converted into an ultra-high-relief coin at the branch of the United States Mint here Monday, and a century-old vision for America’s coinage was finally fully realized.

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Silver dollars in demand
By Mark Ferguson, Coin Values

From the classic 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar through the Peace dollar series of 1921 to 1935, collectors are busy assembling collections of these large coins in various forms.

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Official Charity Makes Common Cents
By Scott Barman, Coin Collector’s Blog

Charity supported by children is not only good for the soul but a sign of a positive future for this nation. Common Cents is an educational, not-for-profit organization that specializes in creating service-learning programs for young people. Their best known program is the Penny Harvest, the largest children supported philanthropy program in the United States.

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What are Commemorative Coins?
By Gary Eggleston, BellaOnline

Commemorative coins have become very popular. Many people want to have different kinds of coins in their collections or for souvenirs. Many times they are used as traditional gifts for special occasions. These coins are not considered to be practical gifts, but are commemorative items that can be kept for years as special souvenirs when received by a special friend or loved one.

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