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- Letters to the Editor (Oct. 6, 2015) Writings of Asian languages differI am writing this in response to Klaus Schwalfenberg’s letter in the Sept. 8 issue of Numismatic News.To us Westerners, the characters and symbols of the Asian languages, specifically Chinese, Japanese, and Ko...
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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
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
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
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
Civil War-era coins sometimes have huge price tags associated with them. But there is one type of Civil War numismatic item that can be bought and collected in all price ranges. It is Civil War tokens. Continue reading
It’s time to vote in another ANA election, and unlike the last election when the number of candidates was just large enough to fill the number of vacancies, this year’s large slate more resembles the field for the Kentucky Derby. Continue reading
This week was a super tough week for me when it came to my coin collection. I parted with two sets that I had worked on for many years. In fact, one of the sets I had started when I was just a kid. Can you guess what set that was? Continue reading
What makes a collection valuable and how does that shape the way in which we collect? To answer this question, likely one on the minds of many numismatists at one time or another, we have to consider what the word “value” really means. Continue reading
By William H. Brownstein Let’s go back to the question on the special treatment to the 75th anniversary of the West Point Mint silver Eagles and my thoughts on the set issue. Having just seen the U.S. Mint website and … Continue reading