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Lake County Coin Club celebrates 60 years

Lake County Coin Club is celebrating the 60th year of club's existence this year. The club is selling over-strike coins for the occasion.
Written by Julie Bell at 00:00

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Coins of the Bible

Numerous coins are mentioned throughout the Bible. These coins are key aspects of the lesson of the widow's mite, Jesus' “Render unto Caesar...” speech and the betrayal of Jesus by Judas. Biblical coins are excellent pieces to collect. They are tangible pieces of history from one of the world's most important books.
Written by Will Schrepferman at 00:00

Las Vegas Numismatic Society Hosts Annual Christmas Banquet

The Las Vegas Numismatic Society (LVNS) held its 56th annual Christmas Banquet Seminar, Officer Installation and silent youth benefit auction on Saturday evening, Dec. 14, 2013, in the Red Rock Room at Sam's Town Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nev.
Written by Walter Ostromecki at 00:00

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5 Fascinating Facts About U.S. Currency

Bills. Dough. Cheddar – whatever you like to call it, currency in the United States has been around since the late 1700s. We work for it. We spend it. Some people save it, while most of us wish to have more of it. But how much do you really know about that green piece of paper in your wallet? Here are some of the most interesting tidbits about American currency ...
Written by Gary Dyner at 00:00

Finding the Right Mix: How to specialize

Being a coin collector can be like sitting down to a buffet; there are so many choices, how can one know where to start? You might start with a serving of sautéed buffalo nickel or baked wheat cent. Maybe you’ll venture into a side of silver dollars. Then you might help yourself to some vegetarian wreath cent salad. Or you can indulge in an early American copper soufflé with some prime gold coin sauce. If you take it all in at once, however, you may get a stomachache! No diner wants that, and the starting collector can be just as daunted upon entering his first coin show, like a true kid in a candy store. So what is the secret to developing successful, rewarding collecting habits? In short, specializing.
Written by Tyler Rusnak at 00:00
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