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My Two Cents’ Worth: A Tribute to a Treasured Curator

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 by
My Two Cents’ Worth: A Tribute to a Treasured Curator

Recently, the curatorial staff of the Numismatic Collection came up with the idea of freshening it, and strengthening weaker areas, by launching a new endow- ment fund in the name of Richard G. Doty, the collection’s senior curator, who died in June at the age of 71. Read Senior Editor Ed Reiter’s entire column here A […]

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There’s an App for That?

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 by

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.

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My 2 Cents: The Missing “Lincs”

Saturday, December 19th, 2009 by

Where have all the flowers gone? Better yet, where have all the 2009 Lincoln cents gone? Halfway through the year, the U.S. Mint had produced nearly 1.375 billion of the special cents marking the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth and the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln cent itself. That’s quite a bit less than […]

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Zachary Taylor Presidential Dollar

Friday, December 18th, 2009 by

Zachary Taylor has the distinction of being one of a handful of U.S. presidents who never won an elective office before capturing the nation’s highest office. Taylor also was the second chief executive to die in office and the last before the Civil War to take a principled stand on slavery. Like Presidents George Washington, […]

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December 2009 Issue

Friday, December 18th, 2009 by

Heading for Parks Unknown 14 Some little-recognized national parks and historical sites will finally get their due on a new Washington quarter series by Dom Yanchunas The Northern Mariana Islands Quarter 22 They have been a crucial link in the United States’ Western Pacific military defenses since 1947 by Ron Meyer Book Notes 28 Some […]

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LEGAL ACTION: Complaint Filed Against 1933 Double Eagles

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 by

[PHILADELPHIA, PENNYSYLVANIA] Consistent with U.S. District Court Judge Legrome D. Davis’ order dated July 28, 2009, the Office of United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has filed a civil forfeiture complaint against 10 1933 double eagles ($20 gold coins). The descendants of deceased jeweler-dealer Israel Switt surrendered the coins to the U.S. […]

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AUSTRIAN MINT COIN: The “Legends” Continue

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 by

[VIENNA, AUSTRIA] The Austrian Mint has issued the second silver coin in the “Legends of Austria” series: the story—and legend—of King Richard’s capture. History has it that Richard the Lionheart offended Duke Leopold V of Austria. Richard was shipwrecked in the Adriatic Sea while returning home from the Crusades, so he traveled over land. He […]

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