Numismatic News and Blog Headlines – Mar 5


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:

You got a signature; what’s next?
By Buzz with Dave Harper

What’s your problem? I might say that to some collectors who were acting like a bunch of old ladies, but that is an insult to old ladies. I apologize to every single one of them in advance. However I ask the question because coin collectors seem to be morphing into Internet-fed gossip mongers who are up to no good.

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Building A High Quality 19TH and 20TH Century U.S. Gold Type Set: The BVG Theory
By Doug Winter via CoinLink

In the last few decades, specialized (and highly specialized) collecting has become all the rage in numismatics. But back in the day, anyone who was anyone collected coins by type. I believe that the type method of collecting still applies well to United States gold; especially those coins produced from 1838 through 1933.

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Collectible Indian Head Gold
By Mike Thorne, Coins Magazine

The BUST of an Indian or Native American is a relatively common device on U.S. coins, although usually the final result is a version of Liberty with an Indian headdress. Examples of series with this type of “Indian” are the Indian Head cent, the Indian Head gold $1 and $3 pieces, and the Saint-Gaudens Indian Head gold $10s. Don’t get me wrong: All of these coins have great designs and are highly collectible. They just don’t depict “real” Indians.

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E-Letters: Have you seen any new Lincoln cents?
Numismatic News

Q. Have you obtained any new 2009 Lincoln cents yet in your area since they were introduced Feb. 12?

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