Numismatic News Headlines – Apr 30


Four numismatic news or coin blog articles are referenced on CoinNews every Tuesday and Thursday. These articles are not authored by us, but we recommend coin collectors read them for their unusual or interesting content. Here are today’s articles:

Mint says law won’t allow Niagara Falls on new quarter series
Maki Becker | The Buffalo News

Niagara Falls is one of the world’s most iconic natural landmarks. Gov. David A. Paterson and Sen. Charles E. Schumer think the cascading falls would make an ideal pick to grace New York’s quarter in the upcoming America’s Beautiful National Parks quarters series…

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The Breen Book – Online and Free!
Susan’s Coins Blog | Coins

One of most important coin collecting books about U.S. coins is called Walter Breen’s Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins. Often referred to as “the Breen book,” this seminal tome was published in 1988. Its 768 pages are crammed full of numismatic minutia about every known U.S. coin, from the early colonial period all the way to the date of publication…

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Subtle Differences Distinguish Quarter Issues
Alan Herbert | Numismatic News

Is there any way of telling a worn, dateless 1916 quarter from a 1917? What’s the “reverse of 1838-O” in your charts for the 1839-O dime? Weren’t the discoveries of the 1942/1941 doubled die overdate dime centered around New York City? I have a Netherlands 10-cent coin that shows a lot of doubling of the letters on both sides. Does it have any value? Answers…

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Extreme Rarities in the Greatest Collection of U.S. Silver Coins to be Auctioned in More Than a Decade
Greg Reynolds | CoinLink

On April 29th and 30th, in Cincinnati, Heritage will auction the collection of "Joseph C. Thomas," which features U.S. copper, nickel and silver coins, from the 1790s to the mid 20th century. As far as I know, the Thomas collection does not contain any gold coins. In terms of depth and quality, it is the best collection of U.S. silver coins to be sold at public auction since…

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