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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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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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