Numismatic News and Blog Headlines – Jan 8


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:

Busy Schedule for U.S. Mint in 2009
By Susan Headley, Coins

The U.S. Mint has a busy year planned for coin collectors in 2009! We will have a record number of new U.S. coins going into circulation this year, including the four new Lincoln Cent designs, four Presidential Dollars, the newly-redesigned Sacagawea Dollar (Agriculture) reverse, and six Territory Quarters.

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Coin Collecting On A Budget – 5 Ways Not To Spend A Fortune On Coins
By Joshua, The Fun Times Guide to Coins

Coin collecting is often dubbed ‘the hobby of kings,’ and it is not hard to see why — you can spend a fortune enjoying this pastime. But coin collecting need not be restricted to the wealthy. In fact, it is not difficult at all to enjoy coin collecting on a tight budget if you consider some of the ideas presented below.

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Kennedy Struck on Quarter Stock
By Ken Potter, Numismatic News

A Numismatic News reader from Mississippi submitted an interesting Kennedy half dollar find. While searching through circulated rolls he found a 1971-D struck on a planchet of quarter-dollar thickness or what is called a “Wrong Stock” error. It weighs 8.8 grams versus the normal 11.34 grams for a clad half.

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NGC Debuts Stratch-Resistant Edgeview Holder at Fun Show

NGC will debut its Scratch-Resistant EdgeView® holder at the Florida United Numismatists’ Show in Orlando, Florida. This new durable holder will be used for services provided during the convention, including all on-site grading and show reholders offered January 7-9, 2009.

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