August 6: 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:
Modern Commemoratives’ Turn Will Come
David C. Harper | Numismatic News
The time to buy something is when everyone else wants to sell and the time to sell is when everybody else is buying. That’s darned hard to do in practice. Even coin collectors, who are known for their tight-lipped nature and security concerns, are remarkably apt to run as a pack… Modern commemoratives have been out of the limelight in recent years. They have been put in the shade by all the attention paid to gold and silver…
Roosevelts Give You Bang for Your Buck
Mike Thorne | Coins Magazine
Imagine it’s mid-April 1945, and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s death has just been announced. Roosevelt has brought the nation through multiple crises, first the Great Depression, and then the worst part of World War II. He’s just been elected president for his fourth term. What can be done to honor this towering figure of the 20th century?…
Fun facts about the Lincoln penny, now 100 years old
Greg Hack | The Kansas City Star
If the recession has made you feel 100 years old, then you know exactly how the Lincoln penny feels. The first one was circulated Aug. 2, 1909, replacing the Indian-head coin. The Lincoln penny, in circulation longer than any other U.S. coin still being minted, was ordered that year by President Theodore Roosevelt to mark Lincoln’s 100th birthday…
Top 10 Most Valuable U.S. Coins Found in Pocket Change
Susan Headley | About.com: Coins
There are a number of fairly valuable U.S. error coins and die varieties in circulation today. These coins are overlooked by people because they have small distinguishing characteristics, such as a modest doubling of the coin image, or minute differences in the size or spacing of the letters in the legends. Learn which of your pocket change coins is worth a large premium over face value, and why…
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