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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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FUN show bus program worthy one

Is this a news story? Is this a column? It’s both. I just had a email from Tony Swicer. He wants to remind all Florida clubs about the Florida United Numismatists bus program. Any coin club that charters a bus … Continue reading

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Plan for 125 years of Lincoln cent?

There’s life in the old Lincoln cent yet. Our front page story this weeks shows that collectors are hot on the trail of the Small-Date 1982-D copper cent. Only one is presently known and that was just reported in the … Continue reading

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Legislation shows loyalty to copper

Is Sen. John McCain trying to have his political cake and eat it to? His legislation calling for a 10-year suspension in the production of the cent outwardly appears to be an attempt to put an end to our lowest … Continue reading

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