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Error coins guaranteed to please

It is too bad that the Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America doesn’t have more members. Is it the long name? Does that intimidate? Members call it CONECA for short. I have been privileged to share a meal … Continue reading

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Pause to remember Chet Krause

Numismatic News founder Chester L. Krause was remembered at a short ceremony July 6 at the Iola, Wis., Car Show. Achievements of his long life, which ended at the age of 92, June 25, 2016, were cited by Clifford Mishler, … Continue reading

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Search your cents to inspire others

A waitress at the Crystal Cafe is watching her cents. I can’t take any credit for it. I became aware of it when I had my usual Monday lunch with Clifford Mishler. She gave a 1944 Lincoln cent to him. … Continue reading

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Reassess your coins for cash boost

If you are like most collectors, you have been putting coins away for years. You also have a few regrets about coins that got away, or coins you never got around to purchasing. Why not use the summer months to … Continue reading

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On my wet toes about ‘No S’ proof

I have experienced cloudbursts before, but never has any managed to get my toes wet in the office. But now it has happened. Water was coming off the roof so fast as these pages were being assembled that the drains … Continue reading

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I’m not in favor of zombie issues

Have you noticed that when someone in Washington, D.C., suggests doing away with a current denomination, a promise goes with it that they will continue to be made for collectors? If you are going to have $1 bills taken away … Continue reading

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Shed a tear for end of mail orders?

The Mint is closing a chapter in its history. It will no longer accept orders by mail as of Oct. 1. Any received will be returned to sender with instructions on how to order coins by telephone or via the … Continue reading

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Cooling off with coins in the summer

It is almost summer. Hot and humid weather brings back memories. Summer was the heyday of my circulation finds efforts when I was a kid. It wasn’t so much that I wasn’t interested in coins during the school year, it … Continue reading

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Keep using ‘P’ on Philadelphia cents

It has been five months since the United States Mint began quietly releasing Philadelphia cents with a “P” mintmark on them. I am noticing an uptick in questions related to mintmarks. Is there a connection? I think there is, but … Continue reading

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Pick someone for Ambassador Award

Numismatic Ambassador Award nominations have been opened by the Florida United Numismatists. The hunt now begins for the next annual class of recipients to be recognized Jan. 5, 2018, at the Ambassador breakfast at the FUN convention in Tampa. Do … Continue reading

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