Numismatic News and Blog Headlines – Feb 3


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:

Discovery of HMS Victory stirs controversy
Doug Stanglin on USA Today

The reported discovery of the HMS Victory in the English Channel is likely to stir controversy on the question of balancing historical preservation with dollars and cents, or in this case, gold and silver, Time magazine reports.

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Overseas buyers start new gold rush
By Karen Arnold – Sunday Star Times

As gold prices hit record levels, it’s overseas buyers with money to spare who are turning their dollars into Kiwi gold. New Zealand Mint head bullion trader Mike O’Kane said as the world recession deepened, more people wanted to safeguard their cash and saw the precious metal as an insurance policy.

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1914-D Lincoln cent mintage is third lowest within series
By Paul Gilkes, Coin World

The 1914-D Lincoln cent holds the distinction of representing the third lowest mintage struck for circulation in the 100 years since the coin designed and sculptured by Victor D. Brenner was first released. The 1914-D Lincoln cent’s mintage was reported at 1,193,000 coins. Only two other Lincoln cents struck for circulation have smaller mintages…

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VAMs showing volatility
By Mark Ferguson, Coin Values

Worldwide economic turmoil is reaching more deeply into the coin market, stirring greater volatility in values. Some market segments continue to trade very actively, such as coins priced at less than $500 or a little more. But other areas of the market are really being squeezed. There’s no clear pattern…

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