Numismatic News: Gold Coin Values, War Pennies, Liberty Dollars


June 9: 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 coin articles:

The Hunt for Undervalued Gold
Mark Benvenuto | Coins Magazine

One of the fun aspects of numismatics is the potential to find a coin that qualifies as a real sleeper. By this term, I mean, a coin that is drastically undervalued and that one hopes will go up in value in the relatively near future. It really does seem to be an idea that is stronger among coin collectors than among aficionados of other hobbies. Few others expect to buy anything to add to their collection and then have it increase in value…

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Key gold coinage strong
Steve Roach | Coin Values

The market continues to show strength in the area of key gold coins, with buyers coming from those established in the hobby and new interest arising from investors who are just being introduced to the market and view classic gold coins as a safe store of wealth…

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Answer Man: War pennies carry some extra value
Roger Schlueter |

If they were trying to save on copper for the war effort, you can bet it probably wouldn’t have made much cents … er … sense to use silver, either. In reality, the coins were made of steel and coated with zinc. It’s that unique makeup (for a penny, at least) that can keep…

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Head of Asheville Liberty Dollar operation arrested, faces 45 years in prison
David Forbes | Mountain Xpress

Asheville resident William Kevin Innes, known for running the local branch of the Liberty Dollar private currency, was arrested June 2 on charges of trying to pass off coins as U.S. currency. The arrest came as part of a countrywide sweep of the organization’s officials…

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