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Viewpoint: PNG members bring expertise to ANA

By Clifford Mishler I would like to register some constructive words, along with a few that are critical, in rebuttal of Ronald Brown’s “Blurring of lines between ANA, PNG raises concerns” assertions in his “Letters” submission published in the April … Continue reading

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Legislation shows loyalty to copper

Is Sen. John McCain trying to have his political cake and eat it to? His legislation calling for a 10-year suspension in the production of the cent outwardly appears to be an attempt to put an end to our lowest … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Two weeks’ sales don’t add up to much

The “Mint Statistics” pages are back after missing last week. The Mint is reworking its website and a casualty was updated figures last week. Even this week, the bullion coin sales numbers are only updated as of April 12 while … Continue reading

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Maine Centennial half missed celebration

One would think that something like a statehood centennial half dollar would be a relatively straightforward commemorative. But considering what happened with the Maine Centennial half, one can see the potential for problems with later issues. It’s important to understand … Continue reading

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Countermarks inspire theory

There is mention of 1815 quarters countermarked “E” or “L” in a Feb. 28 “Numismatic News” article by R.W. Julian. Can you give me more information about these countermarks? These countermarks are also found on 1825-dated quarters. Ted McAuley theorizes … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Support organizations fighting for you

Editor’s Note: The following was taken by permission from the Spring 2017 issue of The Centinel, the quarterly publication of the Central States Numismatic Society. By Kevin Foley Probably everyone who has been past the fourth grade has heard of … Continue reading

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Quick answer from Mint fills stat gap

I was anxiously awaiting the weekly Mint Statistics this week to monitor results for the 225th Anniversary one-ounce $100 gold coin showing Miss Liberty as an African-American. I had recently blogged that I did not see how coin collectors could … Continue reading

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More than one issue price for coins

Why don’t you include the issue prices in the Coin Market listings for the commemoratives? It would be helpful at tax time. We do get an occasional call for issue prices, but most collectors are aware of the IRS regulations … Continue reading

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Future where only -70s will matter

I am an optimist. Coin collecting will always exist. Something that we can trace to Renaissance princes 700 years ago who started with ancient Roman coins to celebrate their ancestors is not going to disappear. What will happen is it … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Eagles hog the limelight in early April

In the opening days of April the Mint sold 255,000 silver American Eagle bullion coins, a figure that is nothing to write home about. Complete March figures are below, as well as the numbers for 2017 through April 5. For … Continue reading

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