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Opportunity Knocks

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 by

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.

. . . 2013 . Articles . Blog . Commemoratives . Features . Issues . July

Next-Gen Numismatics

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 by

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.

. 2013 . April . Blog . Features . Issues . Young numismatists

A New Collecting Challenge

Friday, March 1st, 2013 by

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 […]

2013 . Articles . Blog . Features . Issues . March

There’s an App for That?

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 by

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.

2012 . Articles . Blog . December . Features . Issues

Is Cash Still King?

Friday, December 21st, 2012 by

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 […]

2012 . Articles . Blog . Features . Issues . October

The Fading of American Beauties

Monday, May 21st, 2012 by

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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