Numismatic News and Blog Headlines – Feb 19


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:

Classic Head Gold: An Update
By Doug Winter,

I frequently write about the state of the market as it pertains to early gold and Liberty Head issues but I haven’t commented on Classic Head gold in quite a while. So how is the market for Classic Head quarter eagles and half eagles and what do I expect the coming months to look like for these coins?

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A penny for your thoughts?
By Ray Gibson, Chicago Tribune

Dear President Obama, A penny for your thoughts? You know what I’m talking about. It has your favorite president engraved on one side. Last week, the U.S. Mint rolled out a new design for the backside, replacing the Lincoln Memorial with four other images of Lincoln history.

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‘Technicolor’ Note Stars in NY Auction
By Bank Note Reporter

Bringing $47,000 was a Series 1905 "Technicolor" $20 Gold Certificate, Fr. 1170, Serial No. A404312, as part of Spink Smythe’s "The Collector’s Series" sale, Jan. 15-17, in New York. Graded PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ, the note was described as "One of the most desirable types not only because of it relative scarcity in any grade, but even more so because of the beautiful array of colors used in its printing."

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Video: Real-Life Coin Caper: Upwards of $250k of Rare Coins Stolen in the East
By Philip Jones, WNCT

Wednesday’s weather might have tempted you to curl up and get lost in a good book. However, you don’t have to turn to a mystery novel to find an unusual caper. That’s because more than a $100,000 worth of rare coins have been stolen in the east.

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