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Viewpoint: Less collectors and more speculators for coin sets

By Patrick Montrose I think everyone knew that there would be complaints about the U.S. Mint sale of the Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles set. There were only 12,000 sets available and probably over a quarter million people who want to … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Reader tells of order nightmare

By William H. Brownstein If history is any example you would think that the Mint would have learned when it limited the mintage of the American Eagle 2011 25th anniversary set to 100,000 and it almost immediately sold out. The … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Presidential series from cereal box?

By David Menchell I know you’re primarily interested in the Kennedy Presidential dollar, an issue raised in a recent poll question. I have to say that I’m pretty disappointed with the entire Presidential series. In general, I find them to … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Coin themes should be more current

By Richard Giedroyc The April 7 issue of Numismatic News has a Page 1 story about celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with proposed commemorative coins. Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Chairman Gary Marks is quoted as saying, … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Small and cartoonish not wanted

By Jack Nugent Our coins are a mockery of the world’s only superpower. Much to my chagrin, America has become a two-bit country. Why does Canada have polymer currency and $2 coins? The Swiss have 5-franc coins and 1,000-franc notes. … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Want new coin designs? Tell Congress

By Erik N. Jansen Thanks to Bob Olekson! I saw the “Viewpoint” article you published by Bob Olekson and found myself nodding in agreement again and again. [In that article Olekson, said that “to revitalize the hobby we need new … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Best year ever for annual forecasts

By Dave Harper I did it. My forecasts for events of 2014 were my best ever. I have been doing these since the early days of the 21st century when all I had to do was forecast gold and silver … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Issue color commemorative notes

By Curt Wood Good ideas rarely gain immediate acceptance. New schemes such as the telephone and the automobile and space travel, and yes, even Disneyland, were once scorned by timid skeptics who just couldn’t see their way past the status … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Honor Apollo 11 landing with coin

By Michael A. Olson The 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 lunar landing will occur in 2019. At the time of this writing, Congress has not passed legislation for either of the two open commemorative coin programs … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Kids can collect circulating coins

By Mark Johnson Patrick Montrose makes some good points in his “Viewpoint” column regarding the graying of our hobby. I too see more gray hairs at our coin club meetings and wonder how to get kids interested. I believe there … Continue reading

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