Numismatic News and Blog Headlines – Jan 22


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:

New ICTA committee a loser
Buzz with Dave Harper

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets has formed a committee to recommend candidates for U.S. Mint director to the Obama administration. My first reaction was huh? … Formation of this committee crosses the line.

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ACCG Gains Influence With Collectors
By Richard Giedroyc, World Coin News

The Ancient Coin Collectors Guild is defending more than collectors of ancient coins against special interests in archaeological circles who would outlaw collecting ancient coins if these people could legislate it. Readers should understand that the ACCG is defending all collectors regardless of the age of the coins in their collections…

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Have You Ever Wanted to Design a U.S. Coin?
By Susan’s Coins Blog, Coins

In my mind, one of the most amazing things a coin collector could ever hope to do would be to actually design a U.S. coin. Coin collectors look with reverence upon classic U.S. coin designers such as Augustus Saint-Gaudens (best known for his gold Double Eagle design), Victor David Brenner (the famous V.D.B. who designed the venerable Lincoln Cent portrait), and George T. Morgan (of Morgan Dollar fame.)

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You’d Be Surprised at What Paying 5-15% More Can Do!
By Laura Sperber, from CoinLink

For years we have stressed buy "the best quality you can afford." Some people think we are wrong or crazy. Most people simply do not understand that statement. "Buying the best quality you can afford" does NOT mean you have to go out and blow your wad on a MS/PR 68 coin.

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