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Viewpoint: Support organizations fighting for you

Editor’s Note: The following was taken by permission from the Spring 2017 issue of The Centinel, the quarterly publication of the Central States Numismatic Society. By Kevin Foley Probably everyone who has been past the fourth grade has heard of … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Make a deal to get cheaper bullion

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published as a news story on www.NumismaticNews.net and also ran in the March 24 e-newsletter. By Patrick A. Heller I recently discussed how the sales of bullion-priced precious metals coins and bars have been … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: 1945-P FSB Mercury dime undervalued

By Sam Lukes 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 … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: 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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Viewpoint: 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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Viewpoint: 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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Viewpoint: 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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Viewpoint: 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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Viewpoint: Is collecting an investment or speculation?

By Clifford Mishler 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 … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: 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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