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- Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016) Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite a surprise to me. Although I had the past honor to serve as the chairman of ...
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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
The basis of building your coin collection and has always been condition, condition, condition. Continue reading
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
There’s legal precedent for a mint to sell coins which have been in unaccounted for in their inventory. Continue reading
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