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Designed to highlight content being produced by the best-known and the unknown numismatists today, in addition to highlighting the work of those who came before. We are the inheritors of a great tradition, and in addition to news, we would like to consider the issues that have confronted and informed the hobby from antiquity to now. Interviews with numismatic professionals and movers and shakers will, we hope, give our listeners some insight about coins, history, and the hobby itself.

Designed to highlight content being produced by the best-known and the unknown numismatists today, in addition to highlighting the work of those who came before. We are the inheritors of a great tradition, and in addition to news, we would like to consider the issues that have confronted and informed the hobby from antiquity to now. Interviews with numismatic professionals and movers and shakers will, we hope, give our listeners some insight about coins, history, and the hobby itself.
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Designed to highlight content being produced by the best-known and the unknown numismatists today, in addition to highlighting the work of those who came before. We are the inheritors of a great tradition, and in addition to news, we would like to consider the issues that have confronted and informed the hobby from antiquity to now. Interviews with numismatic professionals and movers and shakers will, we hope, give our listeners some insight about coins, history, and the hobby itself.

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English


Episodes

Close to Home: Wendell Wolka and the obsolete notes of Ohio and Indiana

10/16/2019
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Jeff and Chris talk to Wendell Wolka, the author of references on the obsolete banknotes of Ohio and Indiana, and talk about notes from the towns near the Coin World office in western Ohio. They also talk about their recent experiences at coin shows in England and New Hampshire, respectively. Related...

Duration:01:02:41

EP028: Ancients, Counterfeits and Copies

10/7/2019
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Jeff and Chris talk with Kerry Wetterstrom, a veteran ancient coin collector and researcher who served as editor of the Celator, a major ancient coin publication. They also parse the definition of counterfeit and restrike, and talk about 1898 restrike pesos on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Peoples’ Republic of China. Related links: http://www.brianrxm.com/comdir/cnsmain_mexicopesochina.htm This episode of the Coin World Podcast was sponsored by the Coin World...

Duration:00:38:05

EP027: Many Firsts: Gary Herrmann and the coins of Laura Gardin Fraser

10/1/2019
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Jeff and Chris talk to Gary Herrmann, who has studied the life and work of Laura Gardin Fraser, the first woman to design a U.S. coin. They also talk about commemorative coins from America and around the world. This episode of the Coin World Podcast was sponsored by Amos Advantage: https://www.amosadvantage.com/ Contact info: Chris Bulfinch: cbulfinch@amosmedia.com Jeff Starck: jstarck@amosmedia.com

Duration:00:42:47

EP026: Accessible Currency: Tom Babinszki, Canadian Bullion, Jackass Notes

9/23/2019
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Jeff and Chris talk to Tom Babinszki, author of The Blind Collector, a blog about his experiences as a visually impaired collector. In addition to his writing, Babinszki advocates for currency accessibility and lectures on features to make currency and transactions easier for those with vision issues. For more information on Tom Babinszki, visit his website: https://blindcoincollector.com/ This episode of the Coin World Podcast was sponsored by the Coin World...

Duration:00:39:27

EP025: Fake It Until They Take It: Beth Deisher, 9/11 Commemoration, and Coin Relief

9/16/2019
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Jeff and Chris interview Beth Deisher, a former Coin World editor who has joined the fight against counterfeiting with the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation. They also discuss the numismatic and exonumic commemoration of the September 11th attacks, and discuss mint history and bas and high relief coins. For more information on the Anti-Counterfeiting Education Foundation, visit https://acefonline.org/ This episode of the Coin World Podcast was sponsored by Amos...

Duration:01:04:11

EP024: Back to School — Montessori, SS Central America, and George Corell

9/9/2019
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Jeff and Chris think celebrate the start of the school year by talking about Montessori notes, Italian 500-lire notes printed between 1990 and 1997, the last such notes produced before the introduction of the euro. They also talk about the SS Central America, one of the most famous shipwreck treasures, and talk with George Corell about his research on Confederate coinage. This episode of the Coin World Podcast was sponsored by the Coin World...

Duration:00:50:34

EP023: A Star is Born — Early American coins and Frank Noel

9/4/2019
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Jeff and Chris talk about pre-Federal state coinages and reflect on the gold seal silver certificates that were delivered to the Treasury Department for use with American service people in North Africa 77 years ago. They also interview Frank Noel, an expert on the 1783-1786 Nova Constellatio copper tokens, styled after the famous Nova Constellatio patterns submitted to Congress by Robert Morris in 1783, which circulated in the aftermath of the American Revolution. This episode of the Coin...

Duration:00:49:25

EP022: What's "Red all over?": Denominations and Dennis Tucker

8/26/2019
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Jeff and Chris interview Dennis Tucker, who, in addition to his work for Whitman Publishing serves as the numismatic representative on the Citizens' Coinage Advisory Council. They talk about the numismatic publishing industry from a variety of angles, and even share the experiences of (fictional, unbeknownst to Chris) Lincoln Vanderblatt, a 103-year-old jogger/numismatists. They also talk about the history of the penny, from the eighth century to the present,and consider the decimalization...

Duration:00:53:32

EP021: The Gold Standard — An Interview with Jeffry Frieden

8/20/2019
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Jeff and Chris sit down with Jeffry Frieden, a Professor of Government at Harvard to discuss his work on the politics of currency exchange rate policies. Dr. Frieden has analyzed various currency systems and tracked domestic political response to currencies, gauging the effect of domestic currency stability compared with global competitiveness. The interview covers wide ground, from macroeconomic insights into numismatics to the Free Silver Movement of the 1890s. This episode of the Coin...

Duration:00:43:14

EP020 — Forgotten History: Commemorative coins, silver fineness, and Ray Bows

8/12/2019
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Chris and Jeff talk with Ray Bows, an expert on gaming tokens used in NCO and other recreation clubs in Vietnam in the 1960s and '70s. He has used the tokens from slot machines to identify bases and military facilities named after fallen soldiers, in addition to compiling an extensive collection of the tokens. They also discuss U.S. commemorative coins celebrating places and events in the greater Chicago area in honor of ANA, which will be in Rosemont this week. This episode of the Coin...

Duration:01:07:31

EP019: On Death's Door — Death Dollars, Chris Dempsey and Hobo Nickels

8/5/2019
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Jeff and a raspy Chris talk about Death Dollars, 1916/16 Buffalo Nickels, and a distinctive Sardinian/Ottoman/British medal issued during the Crimean War in this riveting installment. Jeff also talks about Hobo Nickels with Chris Dempsey, an expert on the carved folk art pieces. Related link: https://www.reddit.com/r/coins/comments/cj8li5/some_interesting_world_silver_im_adding_to_the/ This episode of the Coin World Podcast was sponsored by Amos...

Duration:00:39:33

EP018: That’s Wack: Mel Wacks, Horseblankets, and the Philadelphia Mint’s cornerstone

7/31/2019
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Jeff and Chris interview Mel Wacks, the chairman of the American Israel Numismatic Association and the person responsible for the Jewish-American Hall of Fame’s medal series which has been honoring significant Jewish figures in American history since 1969. They also delve into the intricacies of changing currency in the 1920s, introducing paper currency to both the Numismatic Term of the Week and the Series of the Week segments. This episode of the Coin World Podcast was sponsored by the...

Duration:01:07:37

EP017: WIN-win: 2021-CC dollars, Lima Shillings, and Charmy Harker

7/22/2019
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In an action-packed seventeenth installment, Chris and Jeff talk about exciting news coming out of the U.S. Mint, mark the 54th anniversary of the introduction of clad coinage, and discuss Lima Shillings, the storied but misunderstood silver coins minted in 1745-1746. Their guest, Charmy Harker, also known as The Penny Lady, shares her perspective on more than 20 years in the industry and her work with Women in Numismatics (WIN). This episode of the Coin World Podcast was sponsored by...

Duration:00:52:00

EP016: The Collector Mentality: Paul Gilkes, Barber Dimes, and collecting stories

7/15/2019
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Chris and Jeff explore thirty years of numismatic reporting with their colleague Paul Gilkes whose time at Coin World spans more than three decades and countless fascinating stories. They also talk about the Manila Mint and Barber Dimes, a favorite series of Paul's, and what to call the border between the face and edge of a coin. This episode of the Coin World Podcast was sponsored by Amos Advantage: https://www.amosadvantage.com/ Contact info: Chris Bulfinch:...

Duration:00:39:58

EP015: Drawing a Blank: Heidi Wastweet, Maria Theresa thalers, and Isaac Newton

7/8/2019
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Chris and Jeff dive into the very long history of the ubiquitous Maria Theresa thalers and explain the first steps in coin production. They also interview Heidi Wastweet, a prolific numismatic and exonumic artist who has served on the CCAC and whose work has appeared in countless arenas. This episode of the Coin World Podcast was sponsored by the Coin World Marketplace: https://www.coinworld.market/ Contact info: Chris Bulfinch: cbulfinch@amosmedia.com Jeff Starck: jstarck@amosmedia.com

Duration:00:53:13

EP014: Larger than life: Large cents, American coinage, and Charles Morgan

7/2/2019
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Chris and Jeff talk to Charles Morgan of CoinWeek about the numismatic publishing industry and how best to tell stories about coins. They also discuss large cents, trivia about cents, and what American coinage means to them. Related links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BzLdaYtA51Y/?igshid=g71spzsd88ko This episode of the Coin World Podcast was sponsored by California Rare Coins and James Cottle: https://californiararecoins.com/ Contact info: Chris Bulfinch:...

Duration:00:59:59

EP013: One Step at a Time: Bern Nagengast, Mint History, and Junk Dollars

6/26/2019
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Chris and Jeff talk to Bernard Nagengast, author of the Jefferson Nickel Analyst about the history of the Jefferson nickel, his experience as a collector and researcher of the series, and that time our editor Bill Gibbs almost traded his car for the first identified 1943/2 overdate. They also talk about their summer numismatic goals and delve into the history of distinctive and historical Chinese silver crown-size series, the Junk Dollar. This episode of the Coin World Podcast was sponsored...

Duration:00:54:32

EP012: Fly Like an Eagle: Eagles, Sacagawea, and David Schwager

6/17/2019
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Chris covers the news solo, Jeff and Chris consider the numismatic role of Cheerios, and we learn the name of the eagle that lived in the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. They also interviewed David Schwager, an expert on sample slabs, special third-party grading holders used to advertise for the certification organizations and demonstrate the services they offer. Related Links: Reddit: https://i.redd.it/nfjv9hsylm331.jpg This episode of the Coin World Podcast was sponsored by the Coin World...

Duration:00:42:58

EP011: Hits and Myths

6/10/2019
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Chris and Jeff do some numismatic myth busting, along with Andy Kimmel of Paragon Numismatics. World War II takes center stage as they explore the Canadian War Nickels and Allied military currency, as well as trying to figure out whether the Soviets snuck text onto the Roosevelt Dime in 1946. This episode of the Coin World Podcast was sponsored by Amos Advantage: https://www.amosadvantage.com/ Contact info: Chris Bulfinch: cbulfinch@amosmedia.com Jeff Starck: jstarck@amosmedia.com

Duration:01:02:31

EP010: Left to Our Own Devices

6/3/2019
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Chris and Jeff discuss North American numismatics is this week’s episode, reviewing news and history from the U.S. and Canada, and speculating how thirteenth and sixteenth-century Spanish coins wound up in a Canyon in Utah. They cover the usual complement of features and interview Ira Goldberg, who is assembling a massive collection of coins featuring powerful rulers on behalf of an unknown benefactor. Part of this “Tyrant Collection” will be displayed at the Long Beach coin show. Related...

Duration:00:45:41