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MCCA VP Varza Dies at 58

Metropolitan Coin Club of Atlanta vice-president Glen Andrew Varza, Sr., age 58, of Sugar Hill, Georgia passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Annette Zenko, Sugar Hill, Georgia; son, Andrew Varza, Jr., Shelton, Connecticut; granddaughters, Brooke Elizabeth Varza and Cora Lynne Varza; brother, William Varza, South Berry, […]

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Q. David Bowers on Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust

In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at Here, numismatic historian Q. David Bowers shares his thoughts on the book. “In God We Trust” […]

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Verify PMG Certification Now Features Images of Three Million Notes

Images of more than 3 million notes are available when doing verification of certifications at Paper Money Guaranty® has announced that its online Verify PMG Certification tool, which enables free, quick and easy searches of PMG’s certification database, now features images of more than 3 million PMG-certified notes. Verify PMG Certification lets a user enter […]

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George F. Kolbe Numismatic Library To Be Sold

The personal library formed by numismatic bookseller George F. Kolbe will be sold at auction on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The sale will be conducted by Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers and will feature a printed catalogue and live online bidding. The catalogue will be available by the beginning of October, but clients are advised […]

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Girl on the Silver Dollar

Coin collectors have long believed Anna W. Williams was the model for George Morgan’s 1878 silver dollar design, but was she?  It was a time when any female who modeled for an artist was lumped with immoral and fallen women. The public morality enjoyed praise for allegorical female figures in painting, architecture and sculpture, but […]

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2019 Numismatic Literary Guild Award Winners

Buy the book before you buy the coin.Aaron R. Feldman The Numismatic Literary Guild, a nonprofit organization composed of editors, authors, writers, bloggers and content producers who cover news and feature stories about all forms of money, medals and tokens as collectibles, presented its annual awards for 2019 on Thursday, August 15, in Rosemont, IL. […]

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New Secrets of SS Central America Treasure Revealed

Never before revealed information about the greatest American treasure ever found, the tons of California Gold Rush-era coins, ingots and gold dust recovered from the 1857 sinking of the S.S. Central America, the fabled “Ship of Gold,” are revealed in an exciting new reference book written by acclaimed, award-winning rare coins researcher and writer Q. David […]

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Active Interest Media Acquires Krause Periodicals

North America’s leading participant media company today announced the acquisition of four storied groups of enthusiast brands from F+W Media. “The addition of Writer’s Digest, Popular Woodworking, Horticulture, and the Collectibles Group significantly extends our footprint in passionate markets that fit Active Interest Media’s vision for future growth,” said President & CEO Andrew Clurman. “These […]

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William Barber Photo Found

William Barber was the fifth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1869 until his death. (Photo: Liberty Seated Collectors Club.) The Liberty Seated Collectors Club and the Barber Coin Collectors’ Society are happy to announce the discovery of the fifth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, and designer of the Trade Dollar […]

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