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Yes, I am bugging out to Denver

While this issue is being produced, many hobbyists are in Denver to see what excitement the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money can produce. Naturally, I am there as well. That means that this issue of Numismatic News Express … Continue reading

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Errors still spark dreams of riches

If a local coin show wants to generate huge traffic, all it will have to do is set up a table to evaluate 1982-D small date cents. Are they the rare copper (just one known) or are they the common … Continue reading

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Canadian note gives me an idea

Canada has issued a special commemorative $10 note to celebrate its 150th anniversary. (See story here.) Its purple color is striking. It’s polymer composition is worth having a discussion about. It is only the fourth commemorative note ever issued by … Continue reading

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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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