Numismatic News and Blog Headlines – Jan 20


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: The 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle

Experts commend the new 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin.

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Looking at Barbers
By Tom LaMarre, Coins Magazine

By the 1890s, the Treasury Department was looking for new designs to replace the long-running Seated Liberty dime, quarter and half dollar. After unsuccessful competitions were held, Mint engraver Charles Barber prepared a Liberty head design. President Benjamin Harrison approved it on Nov. 5, 1891. The new coins went into production in January 1892.

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Museum wants to buy Dallinghoo Gold
By John Howard, EADT

MUSEUM curators want to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds to keep the stunning Iron Age gold coin hoard unearthed in a Suffolk field within the county. Ipswich Museum is launching a fundraising campaign to raise the cash to keep the Dallinghoo Gold locally, in a move backed by the metal detector enthusiast who discovered what is being hailed as one of the most exciting archaeological finds on record.

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2009 Silver Panda Coins from China
Silver Coins Today

Chinese Panda coins are popular all over the world due mostly to their remarkable designs, bullion purity and a pedigree going back to the early 80s. The newest Silver Panda coin continues the tradition of a one-year-only theme. The affectionate design is exceptional, and sure to be one of the most charming of 2009.

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