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Viewpoint: Take action to fight counterfeits

By Matthew D. Kohel Counterfeiting has become the largest underground industry in the world. Fake goods can be found in nearly all types of products, including gold and silver coins and bars. Counterfeiting operations are often sophisticated criminal enterprises with … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Leave some profit for the little guy

By Harvey Stack I just saw the April 3 edition of Numismatic News and read with great excitement the question you asked: “Coin Surcharges or No Surcharges?” The question was asked many times before. We both remember the series of … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Is Morgan’s eagle an error coin?

By Steve McGowan In the first quarter of 1878, a change was made on the design and depiction of the American Bald Eagle for the Morgan silver dollar. In Q. David Bowers 5th edition book on the Fabled Coin, various … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Crack-outs skew coin ‘pop’ reports

By Richard Francis I am certain that in 1959, when a high-school student named Brian received an “F” on an assignment for music class, he must have been very discouraged. Who wouldn’t be? Fortunately, he did not give up on … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Slabs added value in many ways

By Dennis Ranski Have third-party grading slabs added value to your personal coin collection? This is a real good question, which could have many interpretations. Does it add value, or how does it add value? Back in 2008, I purchased … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Civil War token found in cent roll

By Matthew Malvini My name is Matthew Malvini. I am a youth coin collector from San Jose, Calif., and for the past several years, I’ve been expanding my penny and nickel collection by going to my local Wells Fargo. About … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Child’s game can teach something

By Richard Francis I really enjoy spending time with my 11-year-old son, Jonathan. Last weekend, Jonathan and I got up early, ate a big breakfast at Burger King and went to an estate sale. While Jonathan didn’t find anything at … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: CSNS to confront harassment issues

By Mitch Ernst I think I speak for many when I say that I have been shocked to see the depth and scope of sexual harassment reports affecting many different kinds of workplace environments. Whether it is politics, the entertainment … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: New Mint medal program just bullion

By Donald Scarinci Last week, after years of prodding by members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the collector community, the United States Mint finally announced a medal program. Unfortunately, it is nothing more than a bullion sales … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: FUN convention a memorable event

By Glen D. McClary Last year was the first time I missed the Florida United Numismatists show in 10 years. The miss was due to the unfortunate closing of the airport at Fort Lauderdale. This year I traveled across the … Continue reading

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