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Diehl & Moy endorse change

October 18, 2017 in Blogs, Cents, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (

Could the recent cyber attacks and growing severity of cybersecurity issues become the motivation for Congress to vote to reform United States currency? According to Philip Diehl and Edmund Moy, former Directors of the U.S. Mint, the discussion as to remove the cent and paper dollar from circulation should be part of the current budget […]Full article at the source>

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Whitman Publishing releases expanded new edition of A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents

September 8, 2017 in Books, Cents, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Copper, Copper Coins, Education, Entertainment, Fun, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Reference, USA Coins

By: Dennis Tucker (Coin Update News)

Whitman Publishing has released an expanded, updated second edition of its best-selling Guide Book of Lincoln Cents, a popular entry in the Bowers Series of numismatic titles. The book continues in the tradition of the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars and other Bowers Series guides, now numbering more than two dozen volumes. The 320-page full-color book is available online (including at and from booksellers nationwide for $19.95.

Generations of coin collectors have grown up with the Lincoln cent, America’s longest-running coin series, first minted in 1909. Author Q. David Bowers, the nation’s most widely published numismatic writer, provides… Full article at the source>

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to offer finest certified 1913 Lincoln cent at auction

March 14, 2017 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Cents, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Copper, Copper Coins, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Coin Update (Coin Update News)

When the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo takes place at the end of March, it will, as always, feature an estimable array of collectible coins and paper money. Stack’s Bowers Galleries will hold a series of auctions, and its “Rarities Night” will, as usual, offer up a host of beautiful coins. Among those that are not “as usual” will be a 1913 Lincoln cent in nearly flawless condition—in fact, at MS-67 RD, it is the finest certified example of that year.

On the Stack’s Bowers blog, numismatist and cataloger James McCartney writes, With a mintage of 76.5… Full article at the source>

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Australians take pride in their 1911 penny

March 23, 2016 in Antique Coins, Australian Coins, Blogs, Cents, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Perth Mint, World Coins

By: Andrew Crellin Perth Mint Blog

The penny is easily the most collected of all Australian coins. First circulated in 1911 for the new monarch, King George V, it was one of six new Commonwealth denominations to replace British coinage from 1910. Today it holds a sentimental place in the heart of everyone that lived in the days before dollars and cents. In 1911 it gave citizens of the young Australian nation every reason to be proud.

A Royal Comrade of Australians

Although Australians have warmly regarded each British monarch since George III, George V (r. 1910 – 1936) seems to have held a special place among them.

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The Lincoln Cent

February 5, 2016 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Cents, Coins, Collecting, Copper, Copper Coins, Education, Entertainment, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Rare Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Libertycoin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

1909 Lincoln 1C 2

The Lincoln cent, or most commonly called “penny”, started production in 1909. They have President Abraham Lincoln on the front which is where the name “Lincoln Cent” comes from. Starting with the first year of 1909 the penny has wheat ears on the back and is commonly called a “Wheat Back Penny”. They are made of bronze, which consists of 95% copper and 5% tin.

In 1909, there were pennies that were struck in San Francisco and Philadelphia that had the designer’s initials on the back of the penny at the bottom that read “V.D.B”, which stood for “Victor David Brenner”.

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Rare ‘dotted’ 1936 Canadian penny sells for $250,000

April 21, 2013 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Collecting, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Rare Coins

By Randy Boswell, Postmedia News April 20, 2013.

An ultra-rare Canadian penny has been sold at a U.S. coin auction for more than 25 million times its face value — about $253,000 Cdn.

The 1936 “dot cent” penny is famous in coin-collecting circles as one of only three such specimens known to have been produced that year by the Royal Canadian Mint. They are distinguished from the millions of other 1936 pennies minted in the final year of King George V’s reign by the miniscule dot placed below the date on the “tails” side of the coin.

Texas-based Heritage Auctions announced last month that the “legendary Pittman-Krause” dot penny — named for two notable collectors who had owned it previously — would be offered at this week’s annual international coin sale in Chicago.

And on Thursday, an unidentified Canadian collector purchased the penny for close to pre-sale estimate — about $250,000, including a $25,000 buyer’s fee paid to the auction house, a Heritage spokesman told Postmedia News.

It was the highest-priced item among the thousands of coins sold, the spokesman added.

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Lucky Penny Turns Into Silver Coins

November 11, 2012 in Coins, Precious Metals, Roman Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Treasure, World Coins

7. November 2012 (Precious Metals Refining Blog,

In the month of May earlier this year, a sizeable silver treasure hoard was found in the UK, thanks in part to a man’s lucky penny.

Scott Heeley set out in a field near Stoke-on-Trent as part of a trip with his metal detector club. Even with an experienced group searching the field, no one had expected to uncover anything astounding that day. Still, the spirits were high. Heeley wasn’t the least bit discouraged after his metal detector went off and he dug up an old penny (a good trait to have for a metal detectorist). He even told his friend “this penny will bring me luck,” and he kept on searching. He just had no idea how right he was.

A few minutes later, Heeley’s metal detector went off again. This time, the results were much better – three silver coins nestled in a small hole. However, the metal detector kept on beeping, so Heeley got to digging. Eventually, the hole opened up and out spilled the hoard. In total, Heeley’s lucky penny brought him 211 silver coins and 69 fragments.

Interestingly, this find was only 30 or so miles from the location of the gigantic Stafordshire treasure hoard.

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