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- This Week's Letters (05/28/13) Our great U.S. Mint has done it again. When I received my three proof sets from the mint I noticed that on the side cover it had 2012 proof set printed. It did have the correct 2013 on the face of the box. Does the Mint have any kind of quality control?
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It has been two decades, since March 16, 1993, when Ronald Lee “Ron” Miller was tragically murdered in his Fremont, Calif. coin shop. Continue reading
One of the interesting aspect of writing a daily online blog is that I occasionally hit upon a topic that surprises me by the response to it. With online postings, it is possible to monitor the number of people who read a blog. Naturally, the higher the number, the better. Continue reading
During the first few days of availability buyers grabbed 205,740 2013 clad proof sets. Even though proof sets aren’t the glamour products they were decades ago when they were the only game in town, it is still impressive to see collector loyalty and habit cause them to jump to buy them when they become available. Continue reading
Please forgive the pun, but I’d like to offer my 2 cents’ worth on the elimination of the cent. Get rid of it! Continue reading
What is the purpose of the American Numismatic Association’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum? That might seem to be a strange question to ask about a long-established aspect of the American Numismatic Association. Continue reading
Initial sales figures have arrived from the U.S. Mint for the 5-Star Generals commemoratives. Pity the poor collector who tries to make sense of the mintmarks. Continue reading
It is not long until we reach the April 15 income tax filing deadline. One question facing most taxpayers is whether to set money aside in an individual retirement account and what form it should take. Those who have opted … Continue reading
I have been reading Numismatic News for the last 10 years and always am amazed about collectors complaining about the coin dealers.
The adage, “You get what you pay for” applies equally to finding a reputable coin dealer. Continue reading
The Civil War era attracts the attention of all Americans in numerous ways, from simply watching the Academy Award-nominated movie, “Lincoln,” to participating in Civil War battlefield re-enaactments. Continue reading