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- Letters to the Editor (4/7/2015) Coins cleaned, but carefullyI have cleaned coins, but generally avoid doing so. I once put together a 20th century type set and birth year set for my daughter, and I cleaned some of the coins just for presentation purposes. They were all common date c...
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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
As a longtime cent collector, I would have no problem if we end its production. Aside from the high cost to mint it, the cent has little value in itself anymore. Continue reading
It has been two decades, since March 16, 1993, when Ronald Lee “Ron” Miller was tragically murdered in his Fremont, Calif. coin shop. Continue reading
Please forgive the pun, but I’d like to offer my 2 cents’ worth on the elimination of the cent. Get rid of it! Continue reading
I have been reading Numismatic News for the last 10 years and always am amazed about collectors complaining about the coin dealers.
The adage, “You get what you pay for” applies equally to finding a reputable coin dealer. Continue reading
In the days of yesteryear, the half dollar used to circulate widely along with other silver coins of the era both in the U.S. and Canada. I can remember as a young boy of 10 or so getting a half dollar in change when I gave a dollar for 50 cents worth of merchandise, or a half and a quarter for 25 cents worth. Continue reading