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My Two Cents’ Worth: Heads You Lose, Tails You Lose

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 by
My Two Cents’ Worth: Heads You Lose, Tails You Lose

Two heads are better than one, so they say—but two heads plus two tails might turn out to be a case of subtraction by addition. That’s what I fear would happen if Congress adopted the ill-conceived and clumsily named American Liberty Coinage Program and Deficit Reduction Act recently introduced by a Kentucky congressman named Garland “Andy” Barr. Read […]

. 2013 . Articles . Blog . Coinage design . Issues . My Two Cents . October

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

October Quiz Answers

Monday, November 21st, 2011 by

Explorers on  U.S. Coins Prizes for the October quiz have been sent. We’ve posted the answers here anyway, just in case you were curious. 1. When did Columbus set foot in the New World, and when is his day observed? October 12, 1492; October 12 2. When did the Age of Exploration begin? The early […]

2011 . Articles . Blog . Coinage Kids . Issues . October . Young numismatists

SAVE THE DATE: Saint-Gaudens Event First in Series

Thursday, October 8th, 2009 by

[NEW YORK, NEW YORK] On Saturday, October 10, 2009, the ANS will offer a program on Augustus Saint-Gaudens and his numismatic legacy. The event will feature lectures by Saint-Gaudens experts, study sessions of ANS and loan items by Saint-Gaudens, and a guided tour of the Saint-Gaudens exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Program information […]

2009 . News and Notes . October

NEW VENDOR: Changes in the (Money)Market

Thursday, October 8th, 2009 by

[COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO] Wizard Coin Supply of Chantilly, Virginia, will take over operations of the American Numismatic Association MoneyMarket, direct mail and online store operations on an interim basis. Effective July 15, Wizard will provide customer contact, fulfillment and product handling of all direct mail and online supply and book sales under a four-month interim […]

2009 . News and Notes . October

NEW MEDAL: Cricket Medal to be Struck for Fans

Thursday, October 8th, 2009 by

[LLANTRISANT, SOUTH WALES] A “medal” toss replaced the coin toss that kicked off the npower Ashes Series 2009 in Wales. The gold medal is licensed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and was crafted by the Royal Mint. It is one of only 150 made. A medal will be used for each coin […]

2009 . Issues . News and Notes . October

Table of Contents: October 2009

Thursday, October 8th, 2009 by

The Eisenhower Dollar Americans seldom used this curious coin, but they never scorned it either by Ed Reiter Pro and COIN: A Great Idea! One collector believes that “America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Series Act of 2008” will celebrate our natural wonders by Rita Laws, Ph.D. Pro and COIN: Enough Already! Another 11-year series […]

2009 . Issues . October

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