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- Letters to the Editor (December 20, 2016) Guide books suggest elitism exists in hobby The letter I wrote a few weeks ago was not intended to be an insult to anyone but were merely examples of my experience with both coin and stamp collecting. It was meant to be a general discussion about the hobby abroad, not simply about one denomination out of ...
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I’ve noticed you refer to fiat and specie money regularly in some of your answers. Are you a hard asset person? Continue reading
Are there coin dealers who directly influence, or even control the prices of coins? Continue reading
What does it mean when a medal is described on its certificate of authenticity as being layered in gold? Continue reading
Has anyone ever produced prototype coins for a possible currency union between Canada, Mexico, and the United States? Continue reading
Why do we commonly refer to the U.S. one-cent coin as a “penny?” Continue reading
David Quante of the Myrtle Beach Coin Exchange has offered some additional information on the American Arts gold medallion program. Continue reading
“Gradeflation” and the grading craze in general appear to have formed a numismatic bubble for modern and perhaps all coin investing. Where did all this originate? Continue reading
In a previous edition of “Coin Clinic” you discussed the American Arts gold medallion series. Is there a good reference for these medals? Continue reading
I have been buying rolls of the Presidential dollars and cherry picking them for examples with no flaws or flaws that are small and inconspicuous. I expect the majority of these coins are at least MS-67 and some should be higher. You said sellers are getting good prices for super grade common modern coins. Is this true for Presidential dollars? Continue reading
How reliable are the U.S. Mint reports as a source for mintage figures? Continue reading