Author Archives: Robert R. Van Ryzin

Do you plan on buying more paper money this year than last year?

Editor Robert Van Ryzin wants to know: Do you plan on buying more paper money this year than last year? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing … Continue reading

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Strong attendance at CPMX 2016

Strong public attendance and good weather graced the 22nd Annual Chicago Paper Money Expo, March 17-20 at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. The show is sponsored by Numismatic News’ sister publication, Bank Note Reporter. Friday’s crowd was especially … Continue reading

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Should the U.S. switch to polymer bank notes?

Editor Robert Van Ryzin wants to know: Should the U.S. switch to polymer bank notes? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing Robert Van Ryzin here: Robert.VanRyzin@fwcommunity.com. … Continue reading

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Do you give out $2 bills as gifts during the holidays?

Editor Robert Van Ryzin wants to know: Do you give out $2 bills as gifts during the holidays? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing Robert Van … Continue reading

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Have you ever sent in a bank note to a grading service?

Editor Robert Van Ryzin wants to know: Have you ever sent in a bank note to a grading service? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing Robert … Continue reading

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Do you withdraw currency at a bank just to search it?

Editor Robert Van Ryzin wants to know: Do you withdraw currency at a bank just to search it? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing Robert Van … Continue reading

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CPMX offers paper money variety, opportunity

If you collect, you need to get to a show. Shows are where everything is happening. Shows are where you begin to learn what’s really rare and what’s not so rare. Shows are where you make connections with dealers and … Continue reading

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Do you like the current U.S. paper money designs?

Bank Note Reporter Editor Robert Van Ryzin wants to know: Do you like the current U.S. paper money designs? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing Robert … Continue reading

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U.S. Coins Close Up highlights varieties, errors

If you like coins you’re probably into observing them closely with a high-power magnifying glass, or a microscope. It’s the best way to spot the top varieties, and it’s fun. I like 14 power or better, with 10 power for … Continue reading

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Fascinating Facts an informative read

If you’re into collecting U.S. coins then you should be into the history behind them as well. I say this from experience. I started out in the hobby in the 1970s by thinking I would make a lot of money … Continue reading

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