The Magic of Metal Detecting

“The Magic of Metal Detecting” by Jack Topping. [2 May 2018] By definition, a metal detector is “a device that gives an audible or visual signal when its search head comes close to a metallic object”. While this definition would be obvious to some, the intricacies in the art of metal detecting extends far beyond […]

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Facebook’s Close-Knit Coin Communities

“Facebook’s Close-Knit Coin Communities” by Jack Topping. [13 February 2018] 3,852 members and counting. This ever increasing membership number is just one example of many Facebook groups dedicated to numismatics. “All American Coin Collectors” as it’s known, is a unique yet relatable group of numismatic beginners, experts, photographers, journalists, and everyone else between. Besides a […]

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A Different Lens: Numismatic Photography

“A Different Lens: Numismatic Photography” by Jack Topping. [13 January 2017] It’s almost two weeks into the New Year, and many people are still enjoying the last final parts of the holiday season. With the New Year comes new things: new holiday gifts, new memories, and this year, a new President (in the United States). […]

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The Amazing Discovery: 1964 Morgan Dollar

“The Amazing Discovery: 1964 Morgan Dollar” by Jack Topping. [5 September 2016] This week I came across, like many other numismatists, some exciting and slightly confusing news. According to various numismatic news websites, there were reports of a 1964 Morgan Dollar. “There’s no way there was such a thing as a 1964 Morgan Dollar! Maybe […]

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Veterans Day in Numismatics

“Veterans Day in Numismatics” by Jack Topping. [5 November 2015] Veteran’s Day in the United States is recognized on November 11th, the day World War I ended in 1918. Almost 100 years later, the US Mint has produced countless coins, medals, or select exonumia to commemorate not only veterans of the Armed Forces, but their […]

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