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1945-P FSB Mercury dime undervalued

If one compares a Mint State 1916-D Liberty Head dime with Full Split Bands (FSB) to a Mint State 1945-P with FSB, then, yes, the 1916-D, as one of your readers suggested, “is an overvalued coin.” Although the 1916-D has … Continue reading

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Exhibits serve as entrée into hobby

By Dr. Patrick Curran Most coin clubs, be they large or small, have received tax exempt status because of their educational purpose or efforts. This aim may be achieved in many ways, but one of the most popular is by … Continue reading

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Questions posed to ANA candidates

By Robert Matitia At the American Numismatic Association’s candidate forum March 10 at the National Money Show in Orlando, Fla., I would direct the following questions. To Mike Ellis, I would ask: What is your beef with PNG? It seems … Continue reading

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Enjoy numismatics for what it is: a hobby

By Richard Giedroyc Former Krause Publications President and past American Numismatic Association President Clifford Mishler published an outstanding article in the Jan. 24 issue of Numismatic News addressing if collecting is an investment or speculation. Within the article Mishler says, … Continue reading

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History reason for early copper popularity

By Bill Eckberg Not sure how I feel about perpetuating the discussion with Blaine Buckman, but if you want to do so … Mr. Buckman’s letter about early coppers has some misleading and incorrect information. First, The Red Book, Deluxe … Continue reading

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Amass relationships along with coins

By Bernie Malis I was somewhat saddened by Mr. Thom’s recent article. Although I somewhat agree with where he is coming from, I get a lot more out of collecting than just getting Mint products that sell out too soon … Continue reading

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Is collecting an investment or speculation?

Having enjoyed the coin collecting hobby for more than 66 years, I’ve done my share of buying … and some selling. Over that time, I believe I can state with certainty, there was only one instance when I purchased something … Continue reading

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Media turns collectors into benchwarmers

By Doug Thom I enjoyed your recent comments in the Dec. 6 issue of Numismatic News. It seems to me that the issue is not, or should not be limited to, bringing in new people to the hobby. It appears … Continue reading

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Do your part to help save our hobby

By Richard D. Fee I read with sadness the various letters on the subject of the future of the hobby and wonder why no one looked at what can be done to help. So, with my eyes failing, meaning my … Continue reading

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Hobby is thriving, if you know where to look

By Matthew Andrews In the recent issues of Numismatic News, there have been many articles expressing views of the state of the coin collecting hobby. All have been depressing, to say the least. Comments range from the need to mentor … Continue reading

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