Numismatic News and Blog Headlines – Feb 17


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:

All about Abe
By Ryan Richardson, Wicked Local Wareham

Simm’s students poured over the little blue books in front of them with much more attention than they normally would.That was probably because they were filled with money. The class welcomed Wareham attorney and numismatist (one who collects coins) Paul Scannell last Thursday to talk a little about both President Abraham Lincoln on his 200th birthday, as well as the coin that bears his image.

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Around the World in 20 Mints
By Scott Tappa, World Coin News

The Krause Publications delegation at the World Money Fair in Berlin – Dave Harper, Tom Michael, Lisa Bellavin and myself – was fortunate to spend quality time in individual meetings with mints and national banks representing five continents. The meetings gave us an opportunity to go in-depth on new coin technologies, trends and market conditions with some of the most innovative and well-respected mints around.

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Obama coins are (gasp!) a rip-off
By Beth Gaston Moon, BloggingStocks

If you’re an occasional insomniac like I am, you may have seen Montel Williams shilling the Obama Presidential Coin Collection, featuring four FULL-COLOR special-edition coins and a carrying case, all for $19.95…

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Vignette of Lincoln appears on FRBNs
By Jeff Starck, Coin World

Series 1915 and 1918 $5 Federal Reserve Bank notes, featuring a portrait of President Lincoln, could be the perfect wedding accompaniment. The notes live up to the wedding adage of providing something old with something new, and something borrowed with something blue.

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