• 22 Jan
    2009

Have an Ox-citing New Year

By Mark Jaffe While the economy may be dominated by talk of bulls and bears, when it comes to the Chinese New Year, which begins Jan. 26, it is the Year of the Ox. The ox is the sign of prosperity through fortitude and hard work, and people born under this sign are truthful and […]

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  • 22 Jan
    2009

The Gift of Gold to Salvation Army Coffers

By Tom Carrier WorthPoint Worthologist Giving away gold to help others is a very special act of generosity. When it is done at Christmas, well, that is a miracle. But, that’s exactly what happened to the Salvation Army in Denver, Colo., during the 2007 Christmas season. Over a period of six days, six historic $20 […]

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  • 20 Jan
    2009

Party On with Inaugural Collectibles

In the mood to party, but it’s too late for New Year’s Eve? Too early for the Super Bowl? How about an inauguration shindig complete with Obama collectibles destined to become family heirlooms? (Remember, there is nothing in the Constitution that says you have to party on Jan. 20. That’s only the swearing-in.) To set […]

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  • 19 Nov
    2008

Mastro Auction House Sets World Record

Richard Mantia with Mastro Live Auctions talks about Mastro’s new division for numismatics and the world record they recently set with the purchase of a Polish gold 1925 pattern coin. WorthPoint’s Dan Borsey has the story.

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  • 19 Nov
    2008

A Rare 1969-S Double Die Penny & Other Coins

A 1969-S Double Die Penny & other rare coins are featured in this video from the Whitman Coin & Currency Convention in Baltimore. Worthologist Tom Carrier interviews coin expert Joe Gallo.

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  • 19 Nov
    2008

Errors in Coins & Currency: Worthologist Glen Burger

Error coins are worth a lot of money. Worthologist Glen Burger shares information, advice and tips about collecting error coins. He is interviewed at the Whitman Coin & Currency Convention by Worthologist Tom Carrier.

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  • 17 Nov
    2008

Dr. G. G. Wilkins, Pittsfield, NH Counterstamp Coin Master

During the 19th century counterstamping of coinage was done as a means of advertising one’s business and also as a forerunner to the modern day shopping coupon.

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  • 6 Nov
    2008

Alaska Quarter Missing Initials

Some Alaskan State quarters are showing up with the designer’s initials missing. The designer, Charles Vickers, whose initials CLV are supposed to be showing in the right lower quadrant near the bear’s left paw. Others are showing “ghost images” of the initials and others exhibited just one or two initials.

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  • 21 Oct
    2008

Dropped Letter on State Quarter

A 2005-P West Virginia state quarter has been found with a “dropped letter” showing as a letter “T” dropped out in the field. This is the result of the “T” of WEST being clogged with debris that was packed in so tight that when it eventually fell out of the die cavity of the “T”, like Jello from a mold, it was struck into the field of the coin leaving behind this very interesting incuse “T.”

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  • 20 Oct
    2008

Proof $20 Saint-Gaudens

Matte & Roman Finish Proof $20 Saint-Gaudens

By Silvano DiGenova

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