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April’s Coinage Kids: April Fool’s Coins
Saturday, April 5th, 2014 by

April’s Coinage Kids: April Fool’s Coins

Find and identify the error coins as REAL or FAKE. Then mail your completed quiz to April Quiz, COINage magazine, P.O. Box 7030 Ventura, CA 93006-9899. Five winners will be drawn from the valid entries received by April 30, 2014. Take the April quiz.

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My Two Cents’ Worth: Making Cents of the Nickel
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 by

My Two Cents’ Worth: Making Cents of the Nickel

“Two cents’ worth” is a phrase with serious negative connotations for the U.S. Mint these days. I don’t mean the “two cents’ worth” in the title of this column—though I’ve given enough grief to the Mint through the years to wear out any welcome I ever had. Read Senior Editor Ed Reiter’s entire column.

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My Two Cents’ Worth: The Other Big Change of 1965
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 by

My Two Cents’ Worth: The Other Big Change of 1965

For coin collectors, 1964 was a year of momentous events. The Kennedy half dollar made a dramatic debut. Proof set production surged to nearly 4 million. Read the rest of Senior Editor Ed Reiter’s column here.

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Coin Collecting’s Sweet Spot
Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 by

Coin Collecting’s Sweet Spot

by Amy Drew Thompson Cacao might not have been the world’s earliest form of currency, but it remains, arguably, the tastiest. Read the entire story here.

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Saturday, February 1st, 2014 by

My Two Cents’ Worth: Many Happy Returns

Coins are good investments. Most of us accept that statement almost as a tenet of faith—even when we try to convince ourselves that we seek and save these shiny handheld objects primarily for pleasure and satisfaction. Read the rest of Senior Editor Ed Reiter’s column here.

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February’s Coinage Kids
Friday, January 31st, 2014 by

February’s Coinage Kids

Braille Coins Braille would be 205 now, and while he would be proud of his invention, he would probably be a little embarrassed by all the fuss. Other countries have issued their own Braille coins, too. Mail your completed quiz to February Quiz, COINage magazine, P.O. Box 7030, Ventura, CA 93006-9899. Five winners will be drawn […]

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My Two Cents’ Worth: A Golden Year
Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 by

My Two Cents’ Worth: A Golden Year

Where were you when COINage first came out? Unless you’re now 50 or older, it’s likely that you weren’t even born yet— for this magazine hit the stands for the very first time not quite half a century ago, with an issue dated Winter 1964. Read the rest of Senior Editor Ed Reiter’s column here.

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January’s Coinage Kids
Monday, January 6th, 2014 by

January’s Coinage Kids

Find and identify the words about the Winter Olympics in the grid. Then mail your completed quiz to January Quiz, COINage magazine, P.O. Box 7030, Ventura, CA 93006-9899.

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December’s Coinage Kids: Double Puzzle
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 by

December’s Coinage Kids: Double Puzzle

Each of the clue words was taken directly from this month’s COINage. Unscramble each of the clue words, then place the letters in the numbered cells into the cells at right with the same number. Solve the double puzzle!

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My Two Cents’ Worth: A Tribute to a Treasured Curator
Monday, December 2nd, 2013 by

My Two Cents’ Worth: A Tribute to a Treasured Curator

Recently, the curatorial staff of the Numismatic Collection came up with the idea of freshening it, and strengthening weaker areas, by launching a new endow- ment fund in the name of Richard G. Doty, the collection’s senior curator, who died in June at the age of 71. Read Senior Editor Ed Reiter’s entire column here A […]

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