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- Letters to the Editor (March 7, 2017) Note’s serial number not, in fact, mismatched Had a call from Bob Campbell about a letter to the editor, which I have not seen, commenting about mismatched serial numbers on the note. Hate to break anyone’s bubble, but in checking the note, it being circulated, there’s a vertical fold on the first “6” in the left serial ...
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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
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David Quante of the Myrtle Beach Coin Exchange has offered some additional information on the American Arts gold medallion program. Continue reading
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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