July 23: 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:
Oldest coin unearthed locally
Pamela Owen | Newbury Today
A THATCHAM metal detectorist has discovered the UK’s oldest Roman coin in West Berkshire.
Malcolm Langford, aged 65, spends much of his spare time roaming around West Berkshire looking for precious metals. But the retired electrician did not expect that his most recent find, a Silver Roman coin, would date back to…
Interview with Don Willis – Discussing the Term PQ
Jaime Hernandez | PCGS
An entire book can be written on the subject of PQ (Premium Quality) coins. In this interview, we will try to address some of the most important questions pertaining to PQ when the term is used in the coin market. To assist me with this subject, I asked PCGS President Don Willis for his opinions. Don was involved in the U.S. coin market for many years as a major coin dealer before becoming PCGS President…
Insider’s Tips for Buying and Selling Coins
Susan Headley | About.com: Coins
Whether you are buying or selling coins, you can increase your advantage when dealing with coin dealers by understanding how things work behind the scenes. One of the biggest problems I see, as an observer of the coin collecting marketplace, is the wide gulf between what the average consumer expects from a coin dealer, and what the average coin dealer believes he should provide to the consumer. The majority of these differences boil down to trust…
US Mint Brings a "Touch of Gold" to the World’s Fair of Money®
United States Mint
The Unites States Mint will feature its 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin during the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money at the Los Angeles Convention Center from August 5 to 9. Visitors to the agency’s booth, #948, may view an exhibit showcasing the 24-karat gold coin’s design and development. The same exhibit was on display at the United States Mint at Philadelphia from November 2008 through July 13, 2009…
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