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- This Week's Letters (05/28/13) Our great U.S. Mint has done it again. When I received my three proof sets from the mint I noticed that on the side cover it had 2012 proof set printed. It did have the correct 2013 on the face of the box. Does the Mint have any kind of quality control?
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The idea of making U.S. coinage out of steel has surfaced again in the form of legislation introduced April 24 in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Steve Stivers of the 15th district of Ohio. Continue reading
When I was a very young child, I apparently was very willful. If I was in a game with a ball, I would suddenly run off with it if I didn’t like what was going on. I guess it was … Continue reading
Are you supposed to be a gold coin collector? From all of the precious metal headlines, you would think that nearly all of us would be, but in fact the opposite is the case. Most of us are not cut out for it. Continue reading
One of the interesting aspect of writing a daily online blog is that I occasionally hit upon a topic that surprises me by the response to it. With online postings, it is possible to monitor the number of people who read a blog. Naturally, the higher the number, the better. Continue reading
What is the purpose of the American Numismatic Association’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum? That might seem to be a strange question to ask about a long-established aspect of the American Numismatic Association. Continue reading
It is not long until we reach the April 15 income tax filing deadline. One question facing most taxpayers is whether to set money aside in an individual retirement account and what form it should take. Those who have opted … Continue reading
The Civil War era attracts the attention of all Americans in numerous ways, from simply watching the Academy Award-nominated movie, “Lincoln,” to participating in Civil War battlefield re-enaactments. Continue reading
Do you believe everything you see? I just got off the phone with a fellow who proves just how powerful something can be when you look at it. Continue reading
The late Jerry Buss might be remembered by most people as the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team. To coin collectors, he will be remembered as living the hobby life we all dream of. After all, not many people can own coins like 1913 Liberty Head nickels and then have a name auction to dispose of a collection carefully assembled. Continue reading