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Could baseball coins be great art?

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

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Attachment to paper more than myth

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

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Time to up our game against fakes

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

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Calling all Numismatic Ambassadors

Will you be attending the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 13-17 in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill.? Continue reading

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Letters contain powerful messages

The best part of my job as editor of Numismatic News is finding out day by day what readers are thinking. Continue reading

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How did this gold story turn out?

I have lunch with my old boss Clifford Mishler from time to time at the Crystal Cafe here in Iola. Yesterday’s topic was the Strawberry Festival sponsored by the Historical Society held June 23. Continue reading

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Just call me a target of online ads

Do you have a Facebook online page yet? America’s coin dealers are discovering those of us who do. Continue reading

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What do you think of the designs?

How’s your mental health? Isn’t that an awfully personal question? Sure, it is, but I cannot help myself this week. Continue reading

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The question is did you miss them?

Quick. What’s been missing from the pages of Numismatic News in the past four weeks? Give up? A special section listing all 14 candidates for the American Numismatic Association board of governors as well as the candidates for president and vice president. Continue reading

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Value shock hits 83-year-old reader

One of “those” letters arrived on my desk this week. It came from a reader who is 83 years old. Continue reading

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