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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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Coin Clinic: Why do some coin rarities bring lower prices?

There are coins rarer than the 1804 silver dollar and others that have price tags exceeding a million dollars, yet some of these rarities don’t command much of a price. Why the difference? Continue reading

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1864-S quarter an unsung rare issue

Some awfully good coins receive almost no attention and that is the case with the 1864-S Seated Liberty quarter. Continue reading

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Treasure sales method makes history

Who doesn’t like a good story about buried treasure? Continue reading

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