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Anniversary combines with coins

What were you doing when you heard the news of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963? Continue reading

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ANA board webcast a good first step

The American Numismatic Association is to be commended for its first webcast of its board of governors meeting Oct. 22. Continue reading

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Real collectors created line by line

I had a telephone call today from someone who purchased the 2014 Coin Digest book. He did not tell me if he had been a collector long. Continue reading

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Takes more than a call to be dealer

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, the old saying goes, and that appears to be true in this economy. Continue reading

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Who can be called Lincoln collector?

Have you ever watched one of television’s many confession shows? Human weakness seems to get very high ratings. What would the coin collector version of such a show entail? Continue reading

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Can we be loyal to generic baseball?

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

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Time to check what is chasing us?

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

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Mint should cut items as well as add

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

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Gotta have it? That’s all that matters

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

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Dollar sale makes me wide-eyed kid

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

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