Two Million Dollar Cent

Welcome back to Something About Coins! A two million dollar cent made headlines today in coin news. Other stories include the internet's impact on the coin market, the alleged largest coin collection, and a brass razoo. The United States Mint will soon be releasing their coin cover for the Johnson Presidential Dollar, and a coin show in Michigan will hand out wheat pennies and Whitman coin folders to children. Enjoy!

Legend Numismatics Acquires Mickley 1793 AMERI. Chain Cent Valued at $2+ Million,
Legend Numismatics of Lincroft, New Jersey is pleased to announce the purchase of a world-class partial Type set that has been off the market for many years. This set contains a number of spectacular rarities in superb condition. Included in the set is the famous Mickley 1793 AMERI. Chain cent in PCGS Specimen 65. This is the finest AMERI. Chain cent ever graded by PCGS and is valued at over $2 million. Other highlights include a run of some of the finest-known proof Morgan ... Click for coin article

Eye Appeal in the Age of the Internet,
I've recently read articles on other websites about how the coin market has changed in the last few decades. Surprisingly, few of these articles mentioned the internet; the single biggest game-changer of the past decade, certainly, and along with third-party grading probably the most important development with numismatic applications since the 1950's. There are a few really important ways that the internet has changed the market. Harnessing the power of the web was ... Click for coin article

World's Largest Coin Collection Alleged,
How do you determine who has the most toys? How do you figure who has the largest coin collection? Do you count each coin? Can it's size be measured from its value? If so, who did the evaluation, and based on what sources? According to the Istanbul (Turkey) tabloid Today's Zaman for February 6, "This coin collection [an approximately 55,000-piece collection] was brought into existence by Kazim Taskent, the founder of Yapi Kredi Bank, who patiently ..." Click for coin article

Joy gets Lions' share of brass razoo,
People will never be able to accuse retired Masterton librarian Joy Tutty of not having a brass razoo - because she has. While sorting through coins donated to Holdsworth Lions this week, as part of the Coins for Kids project, Miss Tutty's very last coin of the day's sorting turned out to be one few people get to see, or own. There is a twist to the tale though - for although mock coins of one razoo are in circulation there is actually no such currency. Brass razoo is an ... Click for coin article

Show organizers to offer children free money,
Wheat pennies to encourage children to collect coins. Kids are the future of coin collecting. Don Reid thinks if they learn about currency like the wheat penny, they'll develop an interest just as he did as a boy. Reid is always promoting the hobby. He and Mark Storey began encouraging collectors four years ago by holding the first Redford Coin Show. According to Reid, it is the largest monthly coin show in Michigan with vendors buying, selling and trading. On Sunday, March 27 ... Click for coin article

Andrew Johnson Presidential Dollar Coin Cover,
The United States Mint announced today that it will begin accepting orders for the 2011 Andrew Johnson $1 Coin Cover at noon Eastern Time (ET) on March 31, 2011. Orders for the limited-edition coin cover, priced at $19.95, will be accepted at or at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 ... Click for coin article

Expensive 1793s start cent type set,
Have you ever considered collecting cents by type? Of all of the denominations, this is probably the least asked question because for many years most collectors began collecting Lincoln cents by date and mintmark and the idea of collecting by type seems to be something that is too late to consider. Well, just because you have collected Lincoln cents by date and mintmark doesn't mean you can't turn yourself into a cent type collector. The story of the cents goes back to April 2, 1792 ... Click for coin article

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