Numismatic News and Blog Headlines – Feb 26


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:

Beware of 2009 Penny Scams!
By Susan Headley, Guide to Coins since 2006

The new 2009 pennies still aren’t circulating anywhere, judging by the research I conducted yesterday. I called 21 banks around the country Tuesday afternoon, talking mostly to supervisory tellers and assistant bank managers (whoever handles the currency and coinage inventory), in an effort to discover whether any of them have seen the new Log Cabin pennies yet.

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Celebrating Washington
By Tom LaMarre, Coins Magazine

The original Washington quarter design of the 1930s looks better all the time. That’s just what government officials had in mind when they approved an anniversary tribute to the first president.

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Sacagawea and Presidential Dollars: A Second Chance at Circulating
By A.C. Dwyer, Coin Collecting (and other Numismatic Interests)

Last week, I posted an article that expressed my view that the new dollar coins are doomed after multiple personal attempts to try and spend them… So I decided to give it another shot and this time, I was going to pay attention to the age of the clerks accepting the coins.

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Three More DLRC Press Books Added to Stella Coin News
By Kim Ludwig, Stella

Stella Coin News announced the latest titles added to the on-line bookshelf:
The Complete Guide to Mercury Dimes, Second Edition by David Lange published in 2005;
The Complete Guide to Walking Liberty Half Dollars by Bruce Fox published in 1993;
The Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars, Second Edition by Rick Tomaska published in 2002.

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