Bloggers Note: Love him or hate him, he was a supporter of the coin collecting hobby.
Pro-Coinage Senator Dies at 86
July 10, 2008
Jesse Helms, the five-term iconoclast senator from North Carolina who earned the sobriquet "Senator No" died on July 4 in his native Raleigh, N.C. He was 86 years of age and had been in ill health since his decision to decline re-election in 2002.
Helms was known for often saying "yes" to numismatics. He had a surprisingly active career involving numismatics, especially gold and commemorative coinage. A listing of his numismatic-sponsored legislation takes up 11 pages of text and almost four thousand words of explanation.
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