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Viewpoint: Relegate cent to electronic realm

In a recent “Viewpoint” by Michael Reczkowski appearing in the Oct. 8 issue of Numismatic News, there is comment about compromise on the dollar and cent. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Circulating Lincoln cents analyzed

Throughout history, coins have been hoarded for various reasons. At times, some of these hoards have survived long enough to be studied and present a glimpse of what coins were in circulation at a given time. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Did grandfather take 1897 photograph?

It is funny how one thing can lead to another within the field of numismatics, outside numismatics or even both at the same time. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Kid really might be a serious buyer

I am and I always will be a numismatist. I am only 11 years of age, going on 12. And I already know my calling for life. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: We need everyone in numismatics

I have just returned from the ANA convention in Rosemont, Ill., back into the halls of state government, where I work for a politically moderate and highly respected minority party committee chairman. We call them minority chairmen, in Washington they call the equivalent people ranking members. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Will can outline disposal of collection

Recently, there have been articles in this publication which have pointed out the dangers of not leaving any instructions to family members regarding the disposition of your coin collection once you are no longer able to do so. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Don’t flood market with new coins

In response to William H. Brownstein’s letter concerning off-metal strikes, only a small amount of the article is actually aimed at off-metal strikes. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Look at options for selling coins

Four years ago I saw an ad in our paper that an auction firm was bringing in experts to a local hotel to appraise various types of holdings. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Liberty appeals to all Americans

Given the popular groundswell of opinion that Ronald Reagan should replace FDR on the dime, and without broaching the subject of the propriety of even attempting to compare the two, you can easily see that the use of portraits of actual persons on our currency is not a uniting factor. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Grading services should explain grades

The basis of building your coin collection and has always been condition, condition, condition. Continue reading

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