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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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Viewpoint: 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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Viewpoint: 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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Viewpoint: Early copper stereotypes debunked

By Bill Eckberg The Nov. 8 Viewpoint raises the old – and very wrong – stereotype that early copper collectors are “elitists.” Members of our Early American Coppers (EAC) club include people from all social-political-religious-ethnic-gender groups. Most of us, like … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Uplifting experience at Mint forum

By Michael Fuljenz The U.S. Mint’s Principal Deputy Director, Rhett Jeppson, invited me and over 50 public members to attend a Numismatic Forum on Oct. 13, 2016, at the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia. We later toured privately the U.S. … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Hold on to ‘circs’ for better return in future

By John V. Kamin Thank you for writing your recent blog of May 23 and publishing it in the June 14 Numismatic News, comparing the increases of value in $1 of circulated silver coins (you got) 51 years ago, from … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Add another fan of keeping the cent

By Robert Matitia It has been interesting to read about the almost exhausting debate that has been featured in the pages of many numismatic periodicals, including Numismatic News, regarding the conundrum of whether “to abolish the cent or not to … Continue reading

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