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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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Make your Ambassador nomination

It is time again to nominate individuals who are active in the numismatic field for Numismatic Ambassador Awards. Continue reading

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Can Eagle set be win for all of us?

It appears from the early reaction of collectors to the two-coin West Point silver American Eagle set that the U.S. Mint has a winner.
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Can proposal start national debate?

The idea of making U.S. coinage out of steel has surfaced again in the form of legislation introduced April 24 in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Steve Stivers of the 15th district of Ohio. Continue reading

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Childhood lesson applies to hobby

When I was a very young child, I apparently was very willful. If I was in a game with a ball, I would suddenly run off with it if I didn’t like what was going on. I guess it was … Continue reading

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