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Worst forecast record ever for year

I have always freely acknowledged that I am an optimist. That seems to have become my major flaw as I assess last year’s 10 forecasts for the year 2013. Continue reading

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When will our coins talk to people?

How many times have you heard the statement that kids don’t collect coins anymore because with all the computer games, iPhones and iPads out there coins are not interesting to them? Continue reading

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Buy first, find out what to do later?

I had a telephone call as this issue was being prepared. The caller identified himself and said he was 90 years old. Continue reading

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Readers always made the difference

In the new year it will be 45 years since I subscribed to Numismatic News. Continue reading

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What would you tell your son-in-law?

If a visitor from China asked you for recommendations as to where to put his money in American numismatics, what would you tell him? Continue reading

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Hoarding ends after seven years

I just severed one of my ties to the past. In this case, the past I am writing about is the recent past when the U.S. Treasury issued new regulations in December 2006 that made it illegal to melt cents and nickels.
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How are my annual forecasts going?

Clifford Mishler asked me at lunch this week how my annual forecasts for 2013 were panning out. Continue reading

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Knowledge often disguised as cost

There are a lot of modern proof sets that are selling very cheaply. Continue reading

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ICTA builds team to fight for all of us

A letter arrived on my desk yesterday with some news in it. Continue reading

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Can’t collectors get anything right?

The trouble with collectors is most of us do not behave as we are supposed to. Continue reading

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