Numismatic News and Blog Headlines – Jan 27



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:

Celtic Hoard Found in Netherlands
By Richard Giedroyc, World Coin News

…On Nov. 13 an important find of 109 Celtic coins of the Eburones tribe found in the Netherlands was announced through the Associated Press. According to AP information, this is one of three important hoard finds of coins issued by this tribe. The other two finds, according to AP information, were discovered in Belgium and Germany in areas not too distant geographically from the Netherlands.

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Final papers filed in 1933 $20 court fight
By David L. Ganz, Numismatic News

Circling the wagons, both sides put their final papers before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania as the U.S. Mint defended against an action brought by Joan Langbord, daughter of deceased Philadelphia coin dealer Israel Switt to recover 10 1933 double eagle gold coins authenticated by the Mint and then seized by the government.

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Lincoln cents in spotlight

By Mark Ferguson, Coin Values

Low-budget collectors will be examining pocket change as 2009 progresses, since four different Lincoln cents will be issued in sequence during the year. The issues commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.

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In the Midst of Recession, U.S. Mint Releases $1,000 Coin
By Katy Marquardt, U.S.News & World Report

Admittedly, I don’t know much about coins. But it seems odd that the U.S. Mint today released a 24-karat, one-ounce gold coin that’s currently selling for more than $1,000 in its online catalogue. This Sacramento Bee story claims that’s affordable.

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