Thursday, August 21, 2008

Best Internet Article on Coin Collecting for 2008

The prestigious Numismatic Literary Guild bestowed its coveted Best Web Site Article of the Year (2008) award on Reno coin dealer Rusty Goe for his article, "Is It Worthy? Who Really Knows the Value of a Rare Coin?" The article, which traces the evolving price increases over the past hundred years of numismatic rarities like the far-famed 1913 Liberty nickel, is at Is it Worthy Article.

In reference to the 1913 Liberty nickel, Goe recounts in his article that “Along the way, two 1913 V nickels were forever removed from the market; when the Norweb family donated their prized specimen to the Smithsonian Institution in 1978, and Aubrey and Adeline Bebee presented their piece, purchased for $46,000 in 1967, to the American Numismatic Association in 1989. The whereabouts of a third example, known as the Walton specimen, remained unknown for decades. Then, in 2003 . . .

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