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2018 Iowa Numismatic Association Coin Show

Dear Fellow Numismatists, My two favorite seasons are here. Fall and coin show season. There are a lot of coin shows in the fall, winter and spring. Right now the show I would really like you to plan for is the Annual Iowa Numismatic Association Coin Show and Convention October 27 and 28. This is […]
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Did You Know?: The Story of the 1933 Double Eagle Coins

The week of August 14 I attended the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia. This is the largest coin show in the world and as usual there were amazing rarities on display. One of the most interesting coins at the show were 3 examples of the 1933 St. Gaudens $20 gold coins. […]
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Did You Know?: The Story of the Gold Standard

When the United States was on the gold standard, United States gold and silver coins were produced with their actual metal content being the same as their face value. In other words, a $20 gold coin had $20 worth of gold in it and a silver $ had $1 in silver content. In the midst […]
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Did You Know?: The Story of the First U.S. Coin

Hello friends. For the last several months I have been writing a column called Tips and Perspectives. I am now starting a new column called “Did You Know?” in which I will talk about all sorts of interesting and unusual stories and facts about numismatic items. So, I thought it appropriate in this first column […]
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