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Early this year, I suggested in this column that a one-time commemorative coin–perhaps a silver dollar–be issued to mark the 5oth anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s shocking assassination. This, I said, would be a way to channel the grief still felt keenly by read the rest of Senior Editor Ed Reiter’s column here.
New Slabs on the Block Coin dealers and collectors still haven’t reached a consensus about the new premium-quality designation by Dom Yanchunas The Coinage of Massachusetts All of the known dies have been carefully cataloged, but it is still possible to make an interesting new discovery in the series by R.W. Julian Coin Capsule: 1773 […]
“Plus”-Size Grading People are already weighing in on the new supersize grading scale. What’s their reaction so far? by Dom Yanchunas America’s 10 Most Wanted Coins With the revival of the Sacagawea dollar, it seems appropriate to dedicate this year’s list to coins that feature Native Americans by Ed Reiter The 10 “Biggest Losers” Some […]
AWARD TO THE WISE by Ed Reiter The American Numismatic Association chose wisely and well in selecting Beth Deisher, editor of Coin World, to receive this year’s Farran Zerbe Award, the national coin club’s highest honor. The Zerbe Award recognizes long and dedicated service to numismatics, and Beth meets that standard superbly. To some, though, […]
A CLASH OF SYMBOLS by Ed Reiter Symbolism. To critics of the U.S. Mint’s uninspired coin designs, it’s an element sorely missing from the nation’s new coinage in recent years. Members of both the federal Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) have urged the Mint to return to the […]
I believe COINage magazine speaks for itself. But in this age of tweets and status updates, a bit of promotion is in order. For the last almost 10 years, I’ve had the honor of working with some of the community’s best. Best dealers. Best readers. Best writers. OK, “best” is a bit subjective. But on […]
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 […]