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- e-letters (January 31, 2017) We asked: Do you feel threatened by counterfeit coins? I cannot know how it would feel to find out that I purchased a counterfeit coin. Other than the expense, I imagine that the disappointment would be a great concern. The hobby is aware of the counterfeit problem. Since my major interest is collecting modern U.S. coins, ...
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If you could start coin collecting all over again, what would you do differently? Another way of putting this question is: if you were completely free to collect anything that appeals to you, what would it be? Too many of … Continue reading
Are you ready for next month’s offering of a set of four 50th anniversary Kennedy half dollar coins? Like a movie trilogy, we fans are waiting for the next installment of a popular franchise. The Mint will put the silver … Continue reading
The Great Recession made all Americans more frugal. Coin collectors are no exception. Several years ago when silver was approaching its 2011 peak of almost $50 an ounce I suggested that collectors sell off coins made of silver that they … Continue reading
All coin collectors are art critics. I am one as well. The art that we like to criticize is that which appears on coins, or is art proposed for use on future coins. My latest impulse to criticize occurs as … Continue reading
Half a billion dollars is a lot of money. Wouldn’t you agree? Continue reading
At last we have reached the point in the Presidential dollar series where we can remember Presidents as contemporaries. Continue reading
I was delighted to see the Viewpoint on Page 7 come my way. I hope you enjoy reading it. It shows collectors at their best and most controversial. It is usually hard to achieve such a combination. Continue reading
Who doesn’t like a good story about buried treasure? Continue reading
I suppose it is difficult for the Mint to produce the cupped-shaped coins for the National Baseball Hall of Fame that are promised for this year. Continue reading