Coin News: Doubled 2009 Cents, Chinese Coin Hoard, Brasher Doubloon


August 18: 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:

Four more doubled [2009] cents identified
Ken Potter | Numismatic News

Back in June I featured three 2009 Philadelphia Mint Formative Years Lincoln cents that exhibited doubled-die reverses. All three varieties boasted centralized hub doubling of Lincoln’s left index and middle fingers. Since that time collectors have continued to find more Formative Years doubled-die varieties to a point that variety coin attributers are…

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Massive Ancient Chinese Coin Hoard Unearthed
Richard Giedroyc | World Coin News

Have you ever given much thought as to how ancient coins got to that dealer from whom you plan to buy them? Don’t assume that the coins must have previously been in a collection that has since been liquidated. If this were always true, we could likely trace the pedigree on most ancient coins to some collector from the Renaissance or earlier…

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Colonial-era coin at the center of lawsuit
Dana Parsons | Los Angeles Times

Plaintiff says the owners of a Brasher Doubloon reneged on a deal to pay him for information that he says shows the coin was the first made under the new U.S. government — which would boost its value. The Brasher Doubloon is steeped in historic reverence and mystique. It dates to Colonial America and the dawning of the new federal government, when…

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Spend time, not money if necessary
Dave Harper | Buzz with Dave Harper

During this recession there are probably many collectors who wonder about their hobby futures. It takes money to expand a coin collection. Money is in short supply either because of a lost job, or the insistence of a spouse that now is not the time to spend money on what might be considered nonessentials. I would never make a case…

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