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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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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 by

Opportunity Knocks

by Amy Drew Thompson In March, the Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar became the first-ever commemorative to acknowledge a girls’ organization. Will it become a classic? Only time will tell, but to scouts, to girls and women across the nation, the message is, “You make a difference.” Read the entire story here.

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Thursday, April 18th, 2013 by

Next-Gen Numismatics

by Amy Drew Thompson Is there a shortage of torch-bearers to carry this hobby into the future? Opinions differ, but most agree that with encouragement, outreach and a culture of community, today’s Young Numismatists will continue to build on the legacies of whose who came before. Read the entire story here.

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Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 by

The Cardinal’s Rules

Remember when the “Cardinal Collector” was just another Registry set owner? Neither do we, but we do remember when Martin Logies was just another collector in the crowd. Read on for the entire story.

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Friday, March 1st, 2013 by

A New Collecting Challenge

by Amy Drew Thompson The origin of “challenge coins” is debated, but the most common story centers on a World War I flying squadron composed largely of volunteers, each of whom was presented a bronze medallion by a wealthy officer in the group. One pilot carried his token in a pouch around his neck and, after […]

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 by

There’s an App for That?

Indeed, there is an app for that, and technology is changing the way dealers and collectors buy and sell their cherished inventory. But will handheld devices deliver a death knell to the numismatic treasure hunters of old, or just force an evolution? Read the entire story here.

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Friday, December 21st, 2012 by

Is Cash Still King?

With talk of the cent and nickel being discontinued due to high production costs, the possible collapse of the euro and the digital “MintChip” from Canada being touted by some as the evolution of currency, the questions beg to be asked: Will there always be tangible currency? And what if  there wasn’t? Read the whole story […]

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 by

Can You Dig It?

Metal detecting—or “digging,” as enthusiasts sometimes call it—has drawn a plethora of passionate hobbyists with varied interests for decades, and reality television is shining a new light on this pastime. Read the whole story here

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Monday, May 21st, 2012 by

The Fading of American Beauties

What it constitutes may vary in the eye of the beholder, but many in the collecting community lament what they perceive as a decline in artistry on U.S. coinage. Why has it faltered? Can America ever resurrect the glorious art of the Teddy Roosevelt era, or produce innovative new designs? Read the entire story here Fading […]

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 by

Conservation v. Restoration

Not All Preservation Methods Are Considered Equal Some coins need more, some less–but if it’s done right, feel free to say it in mixed company. Read the whole story here Conservation vs. Restoration(reduced_size)

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