Barber Coins and a New Generation of Collectors

by John Frost, president and journal editor of The Barber Coin Collectors’ Society When I began collecting coins in fourth grade, I really got the bug, and soon took this new hobby of mine seriously. Like several of my friends I started with Lincoln cents, and I...

Beware of grossly overpriced gold coins, cautions PNG

(Temecula, California) May 28, 2019 – If you’re purchasing modern precious metals coins strictly for their silver, gold or platinum content, beware of significantly overpaying simply because the coins may be housed in fancy holders or accompanied by autographs of...

ANA Board of Governors Election Live

Printed and e-Ballots Sent to Voting-Eligible Members The American Numismatic Association has partnered with Election Services Co. to conduct the 2019 Board of Governors election. Printed ballots are now in the mail, and voting instructions have been sent to members...

David W. Lange on the Enduring Appeal of the Lincoln Cent

Like most numismatists of my generation, I discovered the hobby of collecting coins through the Lincoln cent series. My introduction occurred at a very tender age, around six or seven, and I have my older brother Doug to thank for that. In the early 1960s coin...

Kansas Governor Signs Bill Providing Sales-Tax Exemption

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, Kansas governor Laura Kelly signed into law House Bill 2140, which provides a sales-tax exemption on sales of gold and silver coins and on all gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion. “The outcome is not everything we started with in...

“Supernova” Sinks Previous 1857-S $20 Record

Gold Rush Treasure “Supernova” Sinks Previous 1857-S $20 Record in Legend Rare Coins Auction S.S. Central America’s Astonishing, Multi-Toned Double Eagle Sells for a record $282,000 (New Orleans, Louisiana) May 18, 2019 – The spectacular 1857-S Double...

Suspects Steal Gold Coins-Coin Shop-Ohio

On May 10,2019 two suspects, male and female, entered Willard Coin Exchange in Mansfield,Ohio and requested to see gold coins from a showcase. While the male suspect looked at the gold, the female browsed in the shop. Both suspects spoke in what was described as...

NGC-certified Cherrywood Collection Realizes $1.3 Million

A collection of 26 rare vintage Chinese coins certified by NGC realized $1,361,660 in April 2019 when it was sold by GreatCollections. Dubbed the Cherrywood Collection for the small cherrywood box that held the coins for decades, the collection included bronze and...

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