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- Letters to the Editor (March 1, 2016) Mint makes fast delivery of flawless Twain coinJust for the record, I received notification from the U.S. Mint that my Mark Twain silver dollar coin had been shipped on Feb. 2. It arrived Feb. 6. Four days. It must be some kind of record. The coin is flawless. Thank you U.S. Mint. Klaus Schwalfenberg Torrance, Calif. ‘S’ mint quarters ...
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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
It wasn’t planned, but it looks like this is Young Numismatists week on the editorial pages of Numismatic News. Continue reading