Notable News (December 5-11, 2023)

Published December 12, 2023 | 1 min read

By Darcie Graybill

This week’s headlines include leadership changes at CAC, a new history of the New Orleans Mint, and a rare book about an 18th-century collection.

CAC Grading has named numismatist Ron Drzewucki as its new president. He succeeds John Albanese, who will remain the company’s chief executive officer.

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Denmark is removing older bank notes (those from before 1997) from circulation. The country is also withdrawing the 1,000 krone, citing lack of usage and concerns about money laundering.

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Kolbe & Fanning Booksellers is offering John C. Kunze’s book Description of a Cabinet of Coins and Medals Ancient and Modern, which it describes as “possibly the only 18th-century account of a coin cabinet formed by an American collector.”

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Numismatist columnists Richard Kelly and Nancy Oliver have written a 75-page history of the early years of the New Orleans Mint from 1837 until the takeover by the Confederacy in 1861. It is available for free at the Newman Numismatic Portal.

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The United States Mint will host a ceremonial strike at the Philadelphia Mint for the 2024 Greatest Generation Commemorative Coin Program on Wednesday, December 13.

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