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.
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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 […]
MY TWO CENTS’ WORTH: BAD PERFORMANCE REVIEWS By Ed Reiter For years, I have been lamenting the dull, dreary–sometimes deplorable–coin designs emanating from the U.S. Mint. The result has been a huge collective yawn, followed by a murky stream of more insipid “artwork.” Recently, however, my futile cry in the wilderness has been echoed by […]
The Eagles Have Crash-Landed The American Eagle programs suffered some recent setbacks, but the Mint can still get them back on track By Tom DeLorey Silver’s Turn to Shine? As gold becomes more expensive, collectors are turning to silver as a cheaper alternative By Dom Yanchunas Profiles in Coinage: The Morgan Dollar The coin has […]
The 2010 Coin Market Forecast The top and bottom of the market were consistently strong in 2009. Will this year show more action in the middle? By Ed Reiter The Top 12 for the Next 12 Whether you want to invest or just enjoy collecting, this year’s list will make your collection or portfolio glitter like never […]