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Being a member of the Carson City Coin Collectors of America is very educational and interesting for many numismatists. Rusty Goe is the president of CCCCOA and editor of Curry’s Chronicle, a journal published three times a year. Membership is only $30 per year, or $600 for lifetime membership if one lives in the USA. Continue reading
The earth, home to everybody who has ever lived, has one less penny, or more correctly one less one cent piece, that will never be recovered or brought back to this beautiful blue marble. That is because that penny now lies on the surface of the fourth planet, Mars! Continue reading
The Michigan State Numismatic Society was confronted with an extraordinary crisis this past spring and summer. It was publicly announced in the state-wide Detroit newspapers that the hotel management where we have held our fall convention and coin show since 1976 would be ending Oct. 1, 2012. Continue reading
The debate, primarily within the collector community about dealers leaving shows before closing time on the last official show day, continues from the time I became involved in promoting Houston’s Money Show of the Southwest over a decade ago. Continue reading
If history is any guide, there isn’t a lot of logic about what the U.S. Mint includes or excludes from its sets. When mint sets started in 1947, it included one of each coin produced by each mint. Continue reading
In March I read a letter to the editor in Numismatic News about cleaning and conservation done by a collector versus a professional conservator. I don’t know who is responsible for writing the heading for the letter, but in this case, the heading put on the letter contained the answer: [There is a] “Fine line between cleaning, conserving a coin.” Continue reading
My wife and I took a short Canadian vacation during the last week in June. Nowadays everyone is thinking “green’ and it has also rubbed off on me. Continue reading
There were a number of articles stating that the U.S. Mint in San Francisco would be issuing the five 2012 circulation quality America the Beautiful clad quarters with the “S” mintmark in limited quantities of only 1.4 million each. Continue reading
I am a 35-year-old who recently returned to the hobby of my childhood after rummaging through boxes in my garage that my wife deems junk. I came across the collection of coins, stamps and bank notes from my grade school days, which was spawned by my grandfather, father and Boy’s Life magazine. Continue reading
If what is past is prologue, then it was the discovery of coin collecting, enhanced by access to Uncle George’s Liberty nickel hoard, that provided me with the setting for a lifetime of experience. Coin collecting has provided me with a lifetime of wonderful and rewarding experiences. Continue reading