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The Penny Debate Continues – Why Keep It?

Is the demise of the Lincoln penny approaching? Public sentiments appears slightly shifted toward its continual survival and the penny is guaranteed...

Heritage to Offer Historic Ed Price Collection of Early Dimes & Quarter Eagles

The First to be Assembled with the Common Reverses. To be Offered by Heritage Auction Galleries at the Baltimore ANA1792 Disme, Judd-10, High R.6, PR62 Brown NGC. Ex: Judd

Dallas, TX. The Ed Price Collection, an incomparable variety collection of early Dimes and Quarter Eagles, valued over $4 million, will be auctioned by Heritage Auction Galleries at their Official Auction of the Baltimore ANA, July 30-Aug. 2, 2008.

 

Only one complete collection of draped bust dimes by variety had previously been assembled (Allen F. Lovejoy's, sold in 1990), and only one complete collection of early quarter eagles (1796-1807) by variety had previously been assembled (by Harry Bass - now on display at ANA Museum).

Heritage is proud to present the Ed Price Collection, a complete collection by variety of both the early dimes and quarter eagles, featuring the common reverse dies, such as has never before been assembled.

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Britannia to Disappear from British Coins

The Britannia image has been on British coins for centuries. But no longer. For the first time in more than 300 years, the figure...

Six New Quarters Coming, ‘In God We Trust’ Motto Moving

In a blaze of actions and to get home for the holidays, the Senate and House tossed together a several hundred page bill named, The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008. The bill has been given to the President and while there's no guarantee, the signing of it seems likely.

Even with the latest and greatest computer, the digital document takes seconds to load. Reading it in its entirety... well, that's hours of tedium. Thanks to modern search tools, quicker inspection is possible. And upon review, the bill contains a few nuggets of interest for coin collectors.

Six new state quarters added for 2009

SEC. 622 amends the law to include six more "state" quarters in 2009. The word, state, is in quotes as the new quarters are really for districts and territories. To cut to the chase, the six new quarters are for:

  • The District of Columbia
  • The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • Guam
  • American Samoa
  • The United States Virgin Islands
  • The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

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The Making of US Coins: The History Channel Answers the Questions

The emergence of Internet on-demand videos has not only provided the excitement of action-packed movies that can be viewed straight from your...

‘In God We Trust’ Motto Faces New Legislative Scrutiny

The new Presidential $1 coins and the words "In God We Trust" are back in debate. A new legislative bill, S.2417, has been placed...

Royal Canadian Mint Credits Patented Multi-Ply Plating for Record Year in Minting International Circulation Coins

Ottawa, Ontario, December 13, 2007  – The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is crediting its patented multi-ply plating technology for a record year in its...

A Chance to View and Approve US Coins and Medals, Before They Become Public

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) was created to help in the recommendation and selection of new United States Minted coins and medals. For...

Eliminate the U.S. Penny?

Take the new two-click poll on the CoinNews website asking that very question (found in the upper right). Surprisingly, at...

Royal Wedding Anniversary Coins Celebrating Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Last week was Queen Elizabeth's and Prince Philip's 60th - the Diamond - Wedding Anniversary. Anyone's 60th wedding anniversary deserves some news time...

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