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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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]