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Viewpoint: Honor Apollo 11 landing with coin

By Michael A. Olson The 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 lunar landing will occur in 2019. At the time of this writing, Congress has not passed legislation for either of the two open commemorative coin programs … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Kids can collect circulating coins

By Mark Johnson Patrick Montrose makes some good points in his “Viewpoint” column regarding the graying of our hobby. I too see more gray hairs at our coin club meetings and wonder how to get kids interested. I believe there … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Commemorate Apollo 11 moon landing

On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 lunar module touched down on the moon, putting mankind on its surface. A short time later, astronaut Neil Armstrong took those first steps onto its surface, saying, “That’s one small step for [a] … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: It’s OK if Mint loses money on cent, nickel

By John Esposito It has recently occurred to me that by being a coin collector, I am a member of a schizophrenic community. For every voice ranting about fiat money there is another voice saying we should stop minting the … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Mint sales at show created interest

By Bruce R. Frohman The U.S. Mint deserves a big thank you for kicking off sales of the new proof Kennedy gold commemorative coins at the American Numismatic Association convention in Rosemont, Ill.  The event brought a lot of attention … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Dime find was recorded by camera

By Curt Wood A few old-timers can tell you something of what it was like to be a 10-year-old Young Numismatist in 1953, and I’m one of them. But I think it likely that I’m quite literally the only such … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Magic of collecting extols diversity

By Mark A. Brown I had an eye-opening experience recently. A friend and fellow collector invited me over to see his several coin collections including, as it turned out, a collection of colorized silver eagles. I have never been very … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: It’s all about the coin, not the label

By Pete Acampora What if they threw a party and no one came? Or worse; what if they threw a party and everybody not invited came? Or, as we saw in Chicago, what if they threw a party and everyone … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Gold Kennedy half won’t be rare

By William H. Brownstein Reference is made to my Viewpoint article published in the July 2, 2013 edition of Numismatic News, in which I opined that off-metal strikes and piedfort issues of regular issues should be made available for the … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Standing in line paid off in gold

By Karl Hinds My son-in-law Del and I attended the American Numismatic Association convention in Chicago last month with our main focus on buying a couple of gold Kennedy half dollars. We left my house 300 miles southwest of Chicago … Continue reading

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