My Two Cents’ Worth: The Weight-ing Game

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 by

THE WEIGHT-ING GAME by Ed Reiter It’s official: The Realm of Coins has a new heavyweight champion—with a seven-figure price tag to back its claim to the title. A 2007 Canadian Maple Leaf containing 220.5 pounds of gold (that’s 100 kilograms to you metric-minded nerds) changed hands (or forklifts) for $4 million at an auction […]

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My Two Cents Worth: A Light in the Nation’s Attic

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 by

It’s nice to have the National Numismatic Collection—or at least an important part of it—on display again at the Smithsonian Institution. Four years have passed since the Smithsonian closed the long-running “History of Coins and Medals” exhibit in 2005 and put the collection in mothballs—and that’s far too long for such a national treasure to […]

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Table of Contents: September 2009

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 by

Showtime at the Smithsonian A new exhibition at the National Museum of American History lets the public interact with rare coins and paper money by Dom Yanchunas Uncle Sam’s Coin Collection The United States didn’t always have a National Numismatic Collection. Now, a fraction of it is back on display by Tom DeLorey The Unsung 1909-S Cent […]

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