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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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I had a telephone call this week from a collector who apparently has accumulated rolls quantities of state quarters, which were struck 1999-2008. Continue reading
Did you read the story about the new book coming out that tells the history of the Central States Numismatic Society? Continue reading
It is time to make my annual forecasts. I will treat this like a tooth extraction. The swifter it is, the l Continue reading
I have always freely acknowledged that I am an optimist. That seems to have become my major flaw as I assess last year’s 10 forecasts for the year 2013. Continue reading
How many times have you heard the statement that kids don’t collect coins anymore because with all the computer games, iPhones and iPads out there coins are not interesting to them? Continue reading
I had a telephone call as this issue was being prepared. The caller identified himself and said he was 90 years old. Continue reading
In the new year it will be 45 years since I subscribed to Numismatic News. Continue reading
If a visitor from China asked you for recommendations as to where to put his money in American numismatics, what would you tell him? Continue reading
I just severed one of my ties to the past. In this case, the past I am writing about is the recent past when the U.S. Treasury issued new regulations in December 2006 that made it illegal to melt cents and nickels.