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Mint Stats: Silver Eagle shows off its stamina

The 2014-W proof silver American Eagle seems to have the stamina of a long-distance runner. Continue reading

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Where coins went not always known

Where did some of the best U.S. coins ever made go? We have in many cases mintage totals, but in many of those cases totals seem to suggest that more coins of many dates and types should be available than is actually the case. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Lincoln experience changes mind

Many readers may remember my remarks in this column regarding the discontinuance of the penny in America’s coinage. Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Ancient practice sees many variations

Explain the practice of placing a coin in the mouth of a deceased person. Continue reading

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Peace dollar offers low-cost beauty

As silver dollars go, we probably spend less time thinking about the 1922 Peace dollar than we do any other date produced after 1878. Continue reading

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Fate of the cent fascinates all of us

I was delighted to see the Viewpoint on Page 7 come my way. I hope you enjoy reading it. It shows collectors at their best and most controversial. It is usually hard to achieve such a combination. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Platinum’s back where it belongs

For the first time since 2008, the bullion platinum American Eagle coin has taken its place in the monthly Eagle sales table. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Proof silver Eagles move backwards

Something you don’t see every day is the dramatic decline in sales numbers for the 2014-W proof silver American Eagle coin. Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (03/18/14)

Leon Saryan’s article in the Feb. 18 issue of Numsmatic News on “Rogue Dealers” recalls experiences that ring true with my own 50-plus years as a collector. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Quit minting products for the rich

I have just about given up on trying to keep up with purchasing all the high priced Mint products, especially since they are no longer coinage in the sense of being a circulating means of exchange. Continue reading

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