Numismatic News and Blog Headlines – Dec 4, 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:

Video: Half million in rare coins stolen
By Nora Muchanic,

Thieves used a torch and chisel to get through a 2,000 pound safe to steal a coin collection worth about $500,000. Ron Cohen of West Windsor, New Jersey, is still in the state of shock. While he was away on vacation with his grandchildren recently, thieves broke into…

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U.S. Mint Director Rumors
By Susan Headley, Coins

The rumors have been flying fast and furious ever since Election Day: Who will be the next Director of the United States Mint?

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Van Buren Edge Errors Reported
By Ken Potter, Numismatic News

Collectors looking for Martin Van Buren dollar error coins have been rewarded. I have a report of a 2008-P Van Buren dollar with a shifted edge inscription and other Van Buren error dollars. This continues a series of errors that began with the Washington coins.

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Newman’s 5th Edition Early Paper Money in House
By Big Ideas, Little World with Tom Michael, Numismatic News

The 5th edition of The Early Paper Money of America book, by Eric Newman is now in stock and available through our KP Bookstore online. You should also be able to find this new edition of the old classic at most, if not all, numismatic book dealers. The new edition offers some excellent improvements…

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