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- Letters to the Editor (July 19, 2016) Chet’s life touched so many in hobby and beyond On June 25, we all lost a good friend and a great numismatist: Chester L. Krause, who was born on Dec. 16, 1923. Besides being a World War ll veteran and builder, a man called “Chet” was a numismatic icon who spoke in a mild and knowledgeable ...
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Chet Krause’s positive attitude and dedication to numismatics is his lasting legacy to a coin collecting hobby he cared deeply for. Jeff Garrett, president of the American Numismatic Association, said he appreciates his time serving with Chet Krause on the … Continue reading
The vote June 23 in Great Britain calling for that nation to leave the European Union is triggering, and will continue to trigger, dramatic global financial changes. Even people of such widely diverse backgrounds and orientations as globalist hedge fund … Continue reading
Designs for four of five 2018 America the Beautiful quarters were chosen when the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) met June 27 in Colorado Springs, Colo. After discussion, the committee began by voting on Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore quarter. … Continue reading
Numismatic News founder Chet Krause died June 25 at the age of 92. The first issue of what became a monthly and then weekly periodical was published Oct. 13, 1952. It originally sold for $2 a year. It helped revolutionize … Continue reading
Chet Krause died over the weekend at the age of 92. I was traveling. My condolences to the family. It is probably appropriate that I was on the road when he passed as no individual was more responsible for opening … Continue reading
A period of strong demand from bullion buyers helped propel 2016 gold Eagles to surpass one million coins sold. As of June 22, the Mint has sold 1,003,000 total gold Eagles representing 479,500 ounces of gold. In all of 2015, … Continue reading
A key draw to initial and repeat business is how well any kind of business can develop a contact or visit with a prospective customer into a positive “experience.” Between having the merchandise available and competing on the basis of … Continue reading
Collectors got a first look at potential designs for the 2018 America the Beautiful quarters and Obama Presidential medals when the Commission of Fine Arts met June 16. The first quarter design up for consideration was Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National … Continue reading
Liberty is making a comeback. Gary Marks, former chairman of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15. “During my tenure as the chairman of the CCAC, I worked hard along … Continue reading