Numismatic News and Blog Headlines – Feb 10


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:

Now if Only We Could Mint Lincoln Himself
By Thomas Vinciguerra, The New York Times

On Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday this Thursday, most Americans will probably continue to consign the penny that bears his whiskered profile to their change jars, toss it into public fountains and otherwise treat it as an annoying trifle.

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The Long Beach Show – Legend’s Market Report Feb 2009
By Laura Sperber, via CoinLink

Like many dealers we did not come to this show with many expectations. In fact, we were less sure of what would transpire there vs. how we felt going into this years FUN Show. As nearly always the case, this Long Beach was better than expected for us (and many other dealers too).

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Birmingham MP’s crusade to bring back Britannia on coins
By Jonathan Walker, Birmingham Post

She’s been a symbol of Britain since Roman times, and her image has appeared on coins since 1672.But 300 years of history came to an end last year, when the Royal Mint decided Britannia no longer had a place on the nation’s coins.

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Indian Half Eagles Drop
By Mark Ferguson, Coin Values

The most common pre-1934 gold coins, often referred to by coin dealers as "generic gold," have been in demand for many months as alternatives to gold coins struck purely for bullion purposes such as the American Eagle gold coins. Strong public demand during past months has reduced inventories of bullion-related coins at coin shops all across America.

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Silver Coins Today Articles

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