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Viewpoint: Protect websites from phishing attacks

By Scott Barman Regarding L.A. Saryan’s Viewpoint article about how someone may have captured email addresses from his coin club’s website to use in an attempted phishing attack, please allow me to use my former life as an information security … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Mint three-cent coin to save money

By Wayne Pearson Rather than abolish the cent, as some would like, saving the cent could be as easy as 1-2-3. A Trime. Consider if we issued a three-cent piece. For every 100 one-cent coins, we could issue 16 trimes … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Coin club officers scam targets?

By L.A. Saryan You’ve won the international lottery! A long-lost relative has passed away in a foreign country and left you an inheritance of $8.2 million! And all you need to do to claim your money is pay the transaction … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Save money, better art; why not act?

By Wayne Pearson To help with costs for the one-cent coin, do you think the introduction of a trime would be beneficial? If we made 16 trimes out of every 100 one-cent coins (48 cents), then we would need only … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: One good find deserves another

By Matthew Kable First, let me say that I am a coin collector, and I enjoy my collecting immensely. For me, my interests are generally in older classic U.S. coinage – Bust half dollars, etc. But I also enjoy reading … Continue reading

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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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