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Know what Roosevelt looked like?

All coin collectors are art critics. I am one as well. The art that we like to criticize is that which appears on coins, or is art proposed for use on future coins. My latest impulse to criticize occurs as … Continue reading

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Surcharges add up to one big gift

Half a billion dollars is a lot of money. Wouldn’t you agree? Continue reading

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Presidential dollars get personal

At last we have reached the point in the Presidential dollar series where we can remember Presidents as contemporaries. Continue reading

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Fate of the cent fascinates all of us

I was delighted to see the Viewpoint on Page 7 come my way. I hope you enjoy reading it. It shows collectors at their best and most controversial. It is usually hard to achieve such a combination. Continue reading

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Treasure sales method makes history

Who doesn’t like a good story about buried treasure? Continue reading

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Baseball season, coin buying season

I suppose it is difficult for the Mint to produce the cupped-shaped coins for the National Baseball Hall of Fame that are promised for this year. Continue reading

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Gold Kennedy half a step too far

Strike a gold 2014 John F. Kennedy half dollar for his presidential library. Strike one for the Smithsonian Institution, but don’t strike any for collectors. Continue reading

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Can state quarters revive old habits?

I had a telephone call this week from a collector who apparently has accumulated rolls quantities of state quarters, which were struck 1999-2008. Continue reading

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Central States book marks milestone

Did you read the story about the new book coming out that tells the history of the Central States Numismatic Society? Continue reading

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Am I back on the right side of gold?

It is time to make my annual forecasts. I will treat this like a tooth extraction. The swifter it is, the l Continue reading

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