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- Letters to the Editor (4/7/2015) Coins cleaned, but carefullyI have cleaned coins, but generally avoid doing so. I once put together a 20th century type set and birth year set for my daughter, and I cleaned some of the coins just for presentation purposes. They were all common date c...
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The American Numismatic Association is to be commended for its first webcast of its board of governors meeting Oct. 22. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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