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America’s Three Cent Note
Many readers of this site would be surprised to know that the United States once issued a paper note barely larger than some commemorative postage stamps, and they might be even more surprised to find that such notes are quite a collectible item today.
On April 17, 2012 the Professional Numismatists Guild adopted a new three-point definition of coin doctoring. What is coin doctoring?
eBay Changes Rules On Coin Grading Standards
The numismatic market was alarmed when eBay, an online auction website, sent its sellers an email notification on April 17 that stated that as of May 30, 2012, only coins that meet new grading requirements will be allowed to be listed or relisted with a numerical grade in the auction’s title and in
Sticky Coin Subjects
Many beginning coin collectors have found coins with what appears to be a raised area of metal one side of the coin. The first question that comes to their minds is whether the coin has any special value.
Coin Collecting As A Worth While Hobby
There are many reasons why one collects coins. There are collectors who collect on the basis of the coin’s future perceived value, some collect coins coming from just one particular period, some on metal type and some for a coins historical value.
Canada To End Production Of Pennies
Canada has finally come to a decision on whether to keep their penny or not. Their Mint is going to end production of Canadian pennies sometime in the fall of 2012.
Federal Government Wins Gold Coins Case
There has been much controversy over this Federal court case over the years. At question was whether a Philadelphia family had the right to own 10 1933 St. Gaudens $20 Double Eagle Gold coins or whether they had always been the property of the U.S. Government.
Coin Shortages In The United States
With the billions of coins that are struck every year by the U.S. Mints, it is difficult for people to believe there have ever been any coin shortages in this country. Coin shortages have a long history in the U.S.
Start Your Own Coin Collection
It is never too early or too late to have a hobby. Some people are hobbyists for fun while others see a bigger picture; and that is to make money. Some objects that may seem inexpensive now may become valuable or priceless later.
The Infamous Dime Weevil
You probably have never heard of a dime weevil before. There is a reason for this, but we will get to that shortly. The nature of this “bug” dealt with dimes. In May 1912, newspapers reported that a woman had been ejected from a St. Paul streetcar for putting a “slick” dime in the fare box. She late
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