Where were you when COINage first came out? Unless you’re now 50 or older, it’s likely that you weren’t even born yet— for this magazine hit the stands for the very first time not quite half a century ago, with an issue dated Winter 1964. Read the rest of Senior Editor Ed Reiter’s column here.
Submissions due to the ANA by April 5, 2013. The American Numismatic Association is accepting papers on “Numismatics in its Relationship to World’s Fairs and Expositions” from authors and researchers who would like to be a part of the Maynard Sundman Littleton Coin Company Lecture Series. Selected authors will be asked to deliver presentations in […]
When numismatists speak of “odd and curious” items, they’re referring to Yap stones, Swedish plate money and similarly strange objects that have seen use through the centuries as mediums of exchange. In this month’s column, the phrase “odd and curious” refers not to offbeat money, but rather to oddball news items dealing with coins or […]
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 […]
None of the entries received for the September quiz were valid. All were close, but none were entirely correct. The correct answers are posted here. 1) Who is the current U.S. Treasurer? Rosie Rios 2) How many planes were hijacked, and where did they ultimately crash? Four (4) planes: Two into the Twin Towers of […]
Here are the answers to July’s quiz about Independence Day and symbols on our coins. 1. The reverse of this classic commemorative bears an accurate likeness of the Liberty Bell. 1926 Sesquicentennial of American Independence 2. The portrait of the president on this coin faces right and takes up more than half of the design […]