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Viewpoint: New information exists for seekers

I once believed the expression “there is nothing new under the sun,” as I often caught myself starting to repeat a topic in one of my columns that I had recently covered. After reading some posts on one of the … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Coins merit national tax exemption

By definition, sales and use taxes are called “consumption taxes” because they are imposed on items that are consumed or used up. Some states (Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon) do not assess any sales or use taxes. Most … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Idea not good if it burns collectors

by Charles Salemi Your Class of ‘63 article in the May 29th Numismatic News suggests putting mintmarks on bullion coins to help the Mint use the enhanced capacity it now finds itself having more of than needed. At first glance, … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Laser scanning reduces crack-outs

By Denis Watson I am writing in reference to a recent “Viewpoint” relating to coins that have been cracked out of their current slabs in hopes of resubmitting them for grading and hoping for a better grade, as well as … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Let’s put a woman on paper $2 bill

By Wayne Pearson Woman on the $2 bill? Since the $20 is out of the running until 2026, what about the $2 bill? It doesn’t need any security features, and if we could get people to use it, women among … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Kennedys hold memories, little profit

By Thomas Jillson Thank you for your weekly editorial regarding Kennedy half dollars. I have been collecting Kennedys ever since we wrapped around the bank doors when the 1964s were released to get them. I say “we” in the global … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Take action to fight counterfeits

By Matthew D. Kohel Counterfeiting has become the largest underground industry in the world. Fake goods can be found in nearly all types of products, including gold and silver coins and bars. Counterfeiting operations are often sophisticated criminal enterprises with … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Leave some profit for the little guy

By Harvey Stack I just saw the April 3 edition of Numismatic News and read with great excitement the question you asked: “Coin Surcharges or No Surcharges?” The question was asked many times before. We both remember the series of … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Is Morgan’s eagle an error coin?

By Steve McGowan In the first quarter of 1878, a change was made on the design and depiction of the American Bald Eagle for the Morgan silver dollar. In Q. David Bowers 5th edition book on the Fabled Coin, various … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Crack-outs skew coin ‘pop’ reports

By Richard Francis I am certain that in 1959, when a high-school student named Brian received an “F” on an assignment for music class, he must have been very discouraged. Who wouldn’t be? Fortunately, he did not give up on … Continue reading

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