Tag: Elgin

World’s Fair of Money: 10 Things to Do in Chicago without Going to Chicago

World’s Fair of Money: 10 Things to Do in Chicago without Going to Chicago

by Pinnacle Rarities… We are busy preparing for the upcoming American Numismatic Association’s annual World’s Fair of Money. This year’s show is billed as Chicago. Much has been said about the fact that it is actually hosted in Rosemont. I’ve stood on my soap box several times berating both the ANA and CSNS for overexposing […]

1936 Elgin Centennial Half Dollar

1936 Elgin Centennial Half Dollar

Although the Elgin half dollar was conceived partly to commemorate the founding of Elgin, Illinois, this theme is not readily apparent when studying its design: Nowhere does it make reference to the actual centennial dates of 1835-1935. In truth, the centennial of Elgin was subordinate to the more urgent goal of this coin in raising […]

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