Numismatic News Headlines – May 5


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:

Mr. Morgan’s Dollar
R.W. Julian | Coins Magazine

In the early 1950s, unlike today, the Morgan dollar was not all that popular. A few rare dates were of interest but otherwise collectors focused on other series, such as the Lincoln cent. All of that has now changed, and the Morgan dollar is arguably one of the key areas for numismatists…

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Where Are the 2009 Coins
Scott Barman | Coin Collector’s Blog

After finding out that the US Mint will stop producing certain coins, I went to several banks Friday afternoon and Saturday morning looking for rolls of 2009 coins. Aside from my bank, I went to several banks where I have been able to easily find rolls of dollar coins…

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How To "Brand" Your Coin Collection
Doug Winters | CoinLink

You’re a serious coin collector. You’ve done all the "right" things. You’ve learned how to grade. You’ve become a knowledgeable specialist. You’ve worked exclusively with one or two exceptional dealers. Your collection is well on the way to being complete but you aren’t ready to sell it. What can you do in the interim to add value to it?…

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Key-date values soften
Mark Ferguson | Coin Values

Values for many key-date coins have softened a little as a result of tight money and slimmer margins for dealers. For example, the 1877 Indian Head cent has fallen in value by $200 to $300 in the grades of Fine through Extremely Fine…

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