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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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Viewpoint: Keep the cent and paper dollar

I am writing this in response to the letter written by Bill Tuttle and his argument that we need to discontinue the penny and the dollar bill. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Mint should issue off-metal strikes

There’s legal precedent for a mint to sell coins which have been in unaccounted for in their inventory. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Honor Route 66 with new half dollars

Adventure, new beginnings, memorable family vacations, iconic architecture, history, the open road. All of these have one thing in common – U.S. Route 66. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Muscle-head sells Daddy’s collection

I can’t begin to tell you how many times it happens. Once a week, a day, an hour? What I’m writing about are the collections that are sold for a fraction of their value. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Where has ANA’s prestige gone?

I found Larry Shepherd’s recent Viewpoint regarding the future of the American Numismatic Association to be insightful. His assessment of the demographic challenges facing the ANA could not be more timely. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Buy back cents to save money

After reading R.W. Barker’s letter to the editor and Bruce Remick’s “Viewpoint” in the April 30 issue, it got me thinking about the U.S. Mint’s cent production. Continue reading

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