Author Archives: Robert R. Van Ryzin

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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Should the $1 bill be dropped in favor of the dollar coin?

Bank Note Reporter Editor Robert Van Ryzin wants to know: Should the $1 bill be dropped in favor of the dollar coin? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or … Continue reading

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Do you collect uncut sheets of paper money?

Bank Note Reporter Editor Robert Van Ryzin wants to know: Do you collect uncut sheets of paper money? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing Robert VanRyzin … Continue reading

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Do you collect foreign paper money?

Bank Note Reporter Editor Robert Van Ryzin wants to know: Do you collect foreign paper money? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing Robert VanRyzin here: Robert.VanRyzin@fwcommunity.com. … Continue reading

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Do you collect notes and scrip from your home state?

Bank Note Reporter Editor Robert Van Ryzin wants to know: Do you collect notes and scrip from your home state? 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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Do you regularly look for errors on paper money?

Editor Robert Van Ryzin wants to know: Do you regularly look for errors on paper money? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing Robert Van Ryzin here: … Continue reading

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CPMX beats weather, dealers report strong sales

Weather-related travel delays impacted dealer attendance at this year’s Chicago Paper Money Expo, March 5-8, in Rosemont, Ill., but they didn’t dampen the spirits of most who attended the popular paper money outing. Now in its 21st year, the 2015 … Continue reading

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Dealers report good buying and selling at Memphis IPMS

World notes, U.S. nationals, type and obsoletes were all in demand, and dealers were generally pleased with sales and buying opportunities at the 38th Annual International Paper Money Show at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis. The show, which … Continue reading

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Gold takes a beating

Of course, if you want to own gold, you don’t want gold-filled or gold-plated. Continue reading

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