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Viewpoint: Magic of collecting extols diversity

By Mark A. Brown I had an eye-opening experience recently. A friend and fellow collector invited me over to see his several coin collections including, as it turned out, a collection of colorized silver eagles. I have never been very … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: It’s all about the coin, not the label

By Pete Acampora What if they threw a party and no one came? Or worse; what if they threw a party and everybody not invited came? Or, as we saw in Chicago, what if they threw a party and everyone … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Gold Kennedy half won’t be rare

By William H. Brownstein Reference is made to my Viewpoint article published in the July 2, 2013 edition of Numismatic News, in which I opined that off-metal strikes and piedfort issues of regular issues should be made available for the … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Standing in line paid off in gold

By Karl Hinds My son-in-law Del and I attended the American Numismatic Association convention in Chicago last month with our main focus on buying a couple of gold Kennedy half dollars. We left my house 300 miles southwest of Chicago … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: 50th anniversary Kennedy bad idea

In my opinion a 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half dollar commemorative issue would be meaningless. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Lincoln experience changes mind

Many readers may remember my remarks in this column regarding the discontinuance of the penny in America’s coinage. 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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Viewpoint: Appears sellers weren’t rogue dealers

I feel compelled to reply to L.A. Saryan’s article “Rogue dealers need to clean up act” in the Feb. 18 issue of Numismatic News. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Rogue dealers need to clean up act

The point of this essay is to encourage coin dealers to treat their customers with courtesy and consideration, and to not let personal biases or frustrations intrude when engaging in numismatic transactions. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: FUN filled with buying, selling, viewing

This was my 5th attendance at the FUN Coin Show in Orlando, Florida. Continue reading

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