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Are generic images of baseball themes on coins missing a bet? I had an email from a collector who wrote me that most people cheer for specific teams. Having an image that is not associated with any specific franchise to him therefore is less compelling. Continue reading
I finally got around to reading Dan Brown’s latest book, “Inferno.” I can’t claim to have read all of his previous work, but certainly I had read, “The Da Vinci Code,” as well as seen the movie. Continue reading
Last week I mentioned how much I was looking forward to the 2014 Kennedy half dollar set. I haven’t changed my mind, but I think looking to next year also should involve taking a few Mint issues away as well as adding them. Continue reading
I have to say I am excited by the prospect of a special set of Kennedy half dollars to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the coin. I think I can safely write that I will be a purchaser no matter what the set comprises. Continue reading
News that a Class I 1804 silver dollar sold for $3,877,500 Aug. 9 at a Heritage auction prior to the American Numismatic Association convention in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill., is enough to grab headlines. But does it grab you? Continue reading
It wasn’t planned, but it looks like this is Young Numismatists week on the editorial pages of Numismatic News. Continue reading
Few collectors would evaluate recent American coinage as being of intelligent design. However, more and more, it is beginning to look like that is precisely what we will get with the 2014 baseball commemorative coins. Continue reading
The Citizens Against Government Waste issued a 25-page report July 22 called “Time for Change: Modernizing to the Dollar Coin Saves Taxpayers Billions.” Continue reading
As shocking as it is to learn that the Chinese are counterfeiting Carson City Morgan dollars and the General Services Administration plastic holders that house them, I think I was even more surprised by something else. Continue reading