Author Archives: NMN

Coin Clinic: Do you favor hard assets over fiat money?

I’ve noticed you refer to fiat and specie money regularly in some of your answers. Are you a hard asset person? Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Dealers control prices?

Are there coin dealers who directly influence, or even control the prices of coins? Continue reading

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Readers asked to share their stories

Every coin collector has a story. It may be how a beloved grandfather got him started in the hobby. Or how her big brother shared his duplicate coins with her. Continue reading

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Gold Kennedy half possible to celebrate 50th

Responses from up to 60,000 customers of the U.S. Mint will determine whether there will be a gold Kennedy half dollar in 2014 to mark the 50th anniversary of the series. Continue reading

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WIN to meet at Atlanta Money Show

Women in Numismatics, an organization founded in 1991 to enhance networking opportunities for female numismatists, will hold a membership meeting in conjunction with the 2014 National Money Show in Atlanta, Ga. Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (02/18/14)

From the Jan. 24 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Are Mint profit margins too high for collector coins? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. Continue reading

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Bowers to talk about U.S. Shell cards

Q. David Bowers will present the program at The Token and Medal Society annual Symposium at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, Rosemont, Ill., Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (02/18/14)

Just purchased some First Spouse gold coins from a walk in client. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Rogue dealers need to clean up act

The point of this essay is to encourage coin dealers to treat their customers with courtesy and consideration, and to not let personal biases or frustrations intrude when engaging in numismatic transactions. Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Gold terminology might be confusing

What does it mean when a medal is described on its certificate of authenticity as being layered in gold? Continue reading

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