Numismatic News and Blog Headlines – Jan 6


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:

Florida coin auction could net $50 million

An auction in Orlando, Fla., that will include the sale of five U.S. coins minted in 1915 should result in at least $50 million in sales, the auctioneer says.

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New coins in a new year
By Dave Perry, The Explorer

Newly designed coins are making appearances in 2009, among them four new Lincoln pennies, changes to the Sacagawea dollar coin, six new quarters and placement of "In God We Trust" on the front of new presidential dollar coins.

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Ten Worst Quarter Designs
By Scott Barman, Coin Collector’s Blog

After fifty different State Quarter designs, there has to be a few turkeys in the bunch. In this case, I call a design a “turkey” when it just turns me off. A bland design, disturbing images, and trying to do too much on a coin all qualifies as a turkey of a design.

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Tour of the Philadelphia Mint
Michael Zielinski, Mint News Blog

On Monday, I had the opportunity to visit the Philadelphia Mint. It’s something that I have wanted to do for some time… My first impression was the immense size of the facility. The building actually takes up the entire block.

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Silver Coins Today Articles

Visit the sister site to CoinNews, Silver Coins Today, for recent articles covering new Australian pirate coins, the 2009 U.S. silver commemorative schedule, and a review of the Louis Braille silver dollar.

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