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.
This year marks a major anniversary for one of the most shocking events in U.S. history. It was 50 years ago, on Nov. 22, 1963, that President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. Continue reading Ed Reiter’s column 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 […]
Fun Facts About the U.S. Mint Answer the questions, then mail your answers to March Quiz, COINage magazine, P.O. Box 6925, Ventura, CA 93006-9899. Three winners will be drawn from the valid entries received by March 31, 2013. Valid entries must include the correct answers, the entrant’s name, age (17 or younger) and address, and […]
What’s Hot, What’s Not? Collectors are taking advantage of many opportunities, but their interest has waned in some areas by Dom Yanchunas Profiles in Coinage: Gold Dollars One of our nation’s smallest coins came out of the California Gold Rush, but its roots went back to the Southeast by Ed Reiter The “411” on the […]
What’s Hot, What’s Not? Collectors are spending their discretionary income more wisely, but they are still spending by Dom Yanchunas Reversing Direction for the Cent The Lincoln cent’s new reverse is really a widely used symbol rom the past by Tom DeLorey The Money of British Monarchs: The Coinage of George V An extensive range […]
PCGS Announces PCGS Secure Plus™ Service for Increased Consumer Protection and Plus Grades for Added Value (Fort Worth, Texas) – The Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has launched PCGS Secure Plus™, a revolutionary new process with high-tech security and scrutiny to increase the confidence of collectors and dealers, and a new certification designation that potentially […]