• 19
    Feb

Numismatic Mysteries: Three Issues Not Known to Exist

By Gerald Tebben Coin collecting is filled with might-have-beens and what-ifs, but for me, one of the most fascinating parts of the hobby is pieces that existed at one time but are no longer known to collectors. Here are three numismatic mysteries spanning 2,500 years. 1728 New Jersey bills On Feb. 10, 1727-1728 (the new […]

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  • 6
    Feb

Can’t Pass Them By: A Fondness for Circulated Columbian Half Dollars

By Gerald Tebben I have a particular fondness for circulated World’s Columbian Exposition half dollars. I love to hold them in my hand, study the details and think about how different the world was in 1892. Every month or so I buy one. I’ll see one in a club auction or sitting on a dealer’s […]

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  • 11
    Jan

A Historic Year: 2009 Focuses on Centennial of the Lincoln Cent

By Gerald Tebben The Lincoln cent turned 100 years old in 2009. During the year, hobby publications, history magazines and daily newspapers were filled with articles about the milestone. Here are 10 facts you’re not likely to read elsewhere: 1. The New York Times reported on the cent’s release that blacks in some communities called […]

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