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Mr. Glad And His Nickels
His real name was Alfred Richmond Rodway. But in his time, everyone knew him simply as “Mr. Glad.” Silver-haired and always wearing gloves, “Mr. Glad” handed out coffee, sandwiches, and nickels in New York City during the Great Depression.
Mysterious Nevada Hoard Auction
The recent story of a mysterious Nevada recluse’s gold stash has reached a new chapter. On February 26, 2013 a portion of the hoard brought in over $3.5 million at auction. It was the allure of the mystery that attracted some bidders to the auction held in Carson City, Nev.
Narrow Range Coin Prices
The current precious metals market continues to trade in a very narrow range. While coin collectors are enjoying this price stability, silver and gold bullion coin buyers aren't. Sales are stagnating for this very reason, buyers may be taking a short recess. Sales of bullion coins are slowing down.
New Bill Would Outlaw Fake Slabbed Coins
For decades Public Law 93-167 aka the “Hobby Protection Act” has governed reproductions of American coinage and political posters. On July 30 the U.S. House of Representitives passed a major revision to the Hobby Protection Act. The bill is now being sent to the U.S. Senate for their approval and pa
New Bull Market For Coins
It looks as if we might be seeing the beginning of a new market on the move. Coin dealers seem to be more optimistic than they have been in the past year. The recent Florida United Numismatics convention has been deemed a success by dealers, collectors, and those conducting the auction.
New California Gold Coin Hoard
A hoard of buried gold was found by a California couple walking their dog in February, 2013. The hoard of gold coins has been estimated to be worth at least $10,000,000.
New Coin Collecting Course
Coin collectors who want a better grounding in the basics of numismatics can now learn at their own pace from a new downloadable course from Krause Publications. “Coin Collecting 101:The Basics of Coin Collecting” is being offered as a PDF download in a zipped file.
New Issues More Popular Than Older U.S. Coins
Rarer and more desirable coins are selling for unheard of prices at public auctions, but there is less demand for lower end collector coins. It appear there is more interest in U.S. Mint made-for-collector products as they are being released than there is in the more traditional business-strike coin
New Local Currency
In an age of new crypto currencies such as bitcoin, which is a virtual currency without a physical form, can a new tangible local currency find its place in the sun? Only time will tell if this experiment will succeed or not. An individual in Eugene, Oregon is launching a new local currency there. T
New Zimbabwe Bond Coins
Here is a new twist on coins issued by a government: bond coins. If you are not familiar with Zimbabwean currency, it has had a tumultuous ride over the years. Severe hyperinflation has wrecked the value of their original currency. The values of their paper currency reached the trillions of dollars
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