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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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Viewpoint: Is Small Date copper truly an error?

By Paul Malone The dust has settled, and my copper 1982-D Small Date cent now belongs to someone else. For 223 days the Internet was buzzing with speculation about its value, and hundreds of collectors were claiming to have found … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Not just silver Eagles seeing slump

By Sean Moffatt Being in the bullion manufacturing business for going on 30 years, I have some insight that I would like to share. It is not just the U.S. Mint silver Eagles that are slow. Pretty much every other … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Where you stay during conventions matters

By Kevin Foley I read with interest your recent blog commentary on the issue of hotel room pickup as a factor in decision making by convention centers as to whom and when they will offer their facilities to. Those who … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Many say Mint prices are excessive

A year ago, the U.S. Mint held its first Numismatic Forum in Philadelphia, with perhaps 55 invited guests in attendance. Mint staff reached out to solicit ideas and suggestions from outside of their own sphere, and the attendees responded with … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Time to bring money up to speed

By Bill Tuttle In reply to “Vachon’s” Viewpoint/commentary in the Nov. 7 issue of Numismatic News, I can answer (or make a suggestion) to his question: “… so why not $10, $5 and $2 coins?” Why not, indeed! But instead … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: More grades needed for copper

By Scott Casey We are all aware of the significant differences in the amount of red coloring remaining on vintage copper coins. Unfortunately, we are limited to describing this wide color variety using only the standard designations of BN, RB … Continue reading

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