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Viewpoint: Many friends remember Colin Bruce

By Richard Lobel Today I heard of the death of one of the true giants of numismatics, Colin R. Bruce II. I knew him for at least 55 years, the exact date I cannot remember, as we were both drinking … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Aversion to cleaned coins irrational

By Frank S. Robinson Jim Klein (“Viewpoint,” June 17) is retiring from coins at 77 and offers advice to those still collecting. What comes through loudest is a phobia about cleaned coins, which he basically calls worthless. “Dealers will pay … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Leon took time for buyers big and small

By Bob Bair I was saddened to learn of the recent death of Leon Hendrickson. Like so many others who came into contact with Leon through the years, warm memories of the wonderful person that Leon was remain for me. … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Political parties prevent debt elimination

By V. Kurt Bellman Once again, in his recent piece in the July 21 e-newsletter entitled “Safer with gold, silver,” Mr. Patrick Heller correctly identifies the problems facing the intermediate term American economy. He even correctly reports the words Federal … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Don’t forget to check the reverse

By Ken Potter As I was writing a story about an error cent, it occurred to me that most of the stories I’ve written in recent months revolved around checking the obverse of a coin for the date to see … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Internet holds troves of info for collectors

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: It’s time we ‘make coins great again’

By Wayne Pearson This is in response to the letter by William Tuttle, “Get rid of the cent and paper dollar for good,” published in the June 13 issue. I couldn’t disagree more with this Viewpoint. America needs to think … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Local interest motivates coin legislation

By Mark Weller Today, countries around the world are concerned about the cost of producing quality circulation coins, especially when the cost to produce their coins approaches or exceeds the face value of the coin. But the solution proposed by … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Collector leaving hobby shares advice

By Jim Klein I recently liquidated my lifetime coin collection at age 77 rather than leave a complicated investment to my daughters, who are neither interested in nor knowledgeable about numismatics. It was a difficult decision for me but one … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Get rid of cent, paper dollar for good

By William B. Tuttle I received (sort of) good news in my mailbox yesterday. It was the latest issue of Numismatic News (May 9). The U.S. government is finally waking up to the matter of over-cost cents and nickels. The … Continue reading

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