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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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Viewpoint: Mishler gets it wrong in response

By Ronald Brown I was not going to reply to Clifford Mishler’s comments about me or my letter to the editor, but misstatements/misquotes must be corrected for accuracy to be heard. Let the record state, I have no reason to … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Tame ‘bullion bulls’ in hobby journalism

By V. Kurt Bellman After mowing my lawn on April 30, I sat down with a beverage and started going through emails on my portable device. This can absorb an awful lot of time some weeks. I only ever read … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Kid-centered Coin Week display a success

By Bernie Malis Wow! That’s the closest word in my vocabulary that can fully describe the generosity of our Bay Cities Coin Club members in supplying coins and tokens for our National Coin Week’s display at our local library. Some … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: PNG members bring expertise to ANA

By Clifford Mishler I would like to register some constructive words, along with a few that are critical, in rebuttal of Ronald Brown’s “Blurring of lines between ANA, PNG raises concerns” assertions in his “Letters” submission published in the April … Continue reading

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