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Viewpoint: Carson City coins worth checking

Being a member of the Carson City Coin Collectors of America is very educational and interesting for many numismatists. Rusty Goe is the president of CCCCOA and editor of Curry’s Chronicle, a journal published three times a year. Membership is only $30 per year, or $600 for lifetime membership if one lives in the USA. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Confusion over acceptable cleaning

In the June 7 Numismatic News, I wrote a Viewpoint about a heavily tarnished, toned black 1826 Bust half dollar that I had purchased at an antique mall and later conserved. It was so heavily toned that one could not grade it. After it was conserved, I graded it a solid AU-53, valued at $500. Mr. A.J. Williams, in his June 28 Viewpoint, wonders if a conserved coin is worth less than a tarnished coin, and if I had sent my coin to a grading service, he asked if it would come back in a “body bag.” Continue reading

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Antique malls can be cherry-picked

This article was originally printed in Numismatic News.  >> Subscribe today! Some coin collectors, including myself, enjoy going to antique malls to find coins worth more than the listed price and to purchase them. Of course, one needs to have … Continue reading

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Paper declines in value against gold

Gold has served as honest money for over 3,000 years. What makes gold so attractive is that it holds its purchasing power over long periods of time. Continue reading

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Paper $1 value down 98 percent since 1913

Our Founding Fathers recognized the dangers of government paper money and the intervention in money. Under our Constitution, neither the federal government nor the states have any power to issue paper money of any kind. Continue reading

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