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.
“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.
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.
Canada’s Loon dollar coin is affectionately known North of the Border as the “Loonie.” For a short time early this year, it seemed possible–though widely improbable–that Americans might get an even loonier coin, only this time its face value wouldn’t have been just $1 but a trillion dollars. Continue reading Ed Reiter’s column here.
What’s Wrong with These Pictures? At first glance, the coins illustrated here appear just fine. Take a closer look and you’ll see that some of their features have been digitally modified. Can you tell what is wrong on each coin? The entire April 2013 quiz can be found here.
Pro and COIN: Why Stop at $2,000? Gold’s current cycle will take it well into the four-figure range, possibly even into five figures by Maurice Rosen Pro and COIN: How high the (Golden) Moon? Gold will hit $2,000 an ounce someday. For the good of the national economy, hopefully not on its current cycle by […]