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- Letters to the Editor (July 19, 2016) Chet’s life touched so many in hobby and beyond On June 25, we all lost a good friend and a great numismatist: Chester L. Krause, who was born on Dec. 16, 1923. Besides being a World War ll veteran and builder, a man called “Chet” was a numismatic icon who spoke in a mild and knowledgeable ...
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In 2016 we will see the Mercury dime design, the Standing Liberty quarter design and the Walking Liberty half design made in gold. In 2017, we might see historic designs from the 1790s to mark the 225th anniversary of the … Continue reading
Week by week, sales of bullion silver American Eagles are nearing a new record since the United States Mint began selling the coins in 1986. As of Nov. 11, the Mint has sold 41,938,500 silver Eagles in 2015. The current … Continue reading
The United States Mint released the last of the 2015 Coin and Chronicles sets on Oct. 27. The Lyndon B. Johnson Chronicles set sold out in just under four hours after its arrival. Collectors purchased 24,221 sets as of Nov. … Continue reading
The United States Mint reports selling no gold Eagle or Buffalo bullion coins from Oct. 21 to 28. Have bullion investors gotten cold feet? Perhaps. Buyers have taken just 40,500 silver American Eagles during that time period. Usually the Mint … Continue reading
The two-cent piece is an interesting denomination that does not seem to attract interest today. Obsolete denominations tend to have less demand and the two-cent piece has been out of prime production since 1872 when the last business strike was … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc Worthless broken bank notes were churned out by 19th century banks. Did any of these banks issue their own coins? The closest thing we have to what I would have called “broken bank coins” are company store … Continue reading
It is a little soon to make New Year’s resolutions. I am going to bring up a topic that falls under the heading of resolutions, but more along the line of a life’s resolution rather than an ephemeral one to … Continue reading
The letter to the editor in the Oct. 20 edition of Numismatic News predicting the inevitability of a cashless society was very disheartening. His society is not one that I want to be part of. Who wants to live in … Continue reading
A campaign of online ads and mail solicitations by the United States Mint is boosting sales of the 2015-W American Eagle proof gold coins. From Oct. 11 to Oct. 18, the Mint reports selling 1,582 one-ounce, 999 half-ounce, 556 quarter-ounce … Continue reading