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Viewpoint: Too late for 100-point grading scale

By Bill Fivaz Wow! I hope my good friend Ron Guth loves to fish, because he has opened up a big can of worms! Dipping his toe into the water and proposing a dramatic change from the current 70-point grading … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Barber quarter variety worth a look

By Mark Johnson While browsing the dealer tables at the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Coin Show, a nicely toned 1900 Barber quarter caught my eye at Dean Oakes’ table. I often find that a coin has to have something extra for … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Tired of Mint State? Try lowball coins

By Mike Walker For those who believe the only way to collect coins is to always be hunting for the highest grade and quality, I would suggest that you can have the same amount of enjoyment and intrigue building your … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Should leaders serve multiple clubs?

By Mitch Ernst While I was at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia, I took in their “What it takes to serve on the ANA Board” talk. I applaud the ANA for the topics discussed, the … Continue reading

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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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