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- Letters to the Editor (February 7, 2017) ‘Average’ collector values history, geography in coins Reading Dave Harper’s editorial and the Viewpoint of the Jan. 3 issue I’m responding to both giving my collection preferences and my general agreement with the Viewpoint column. I collected coins as a child with my father and probably stopped in high school and didn’t start again until I ...
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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
Does anyone collect the bags in which coins are transported from the U.S. Mint for distribution? Continue reading
I do a lot of roll searching, primarily 50-cent pieces, looking for silver and errors. I’ve been very successful over the years, but I don’t know how to differentiate between regular circulation issues and Special Mint Sets of 1965 to 1967. Continue reading