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- Letters to the Editor (May 16, 2017) No luck cashing Travelers Cheques on vacation Karl Malden actually admonished people not to leave home without American Express Travelers Cheques. A few years ago, I took a few leftover Travelers Cheques on vacation with me and could not get anyone to cash them. A few hotel clerks did not even know what they were. I ...
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With the discovery of a 1968-S proof Kennedy half dollar with a standard “Serif S” punched over a “Knob-tailed S” (last used in 1948) announced and certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation in the April 18 issue, it is a good … Continue reading
Trump Dollars are being sold by Bernard von Nothaus in gold and silver. The first 25 one-ounce gold pieces that he called trial strikes were offered to buyers in an online auction that closed April 10. Proof-like and proof gold … Continue reading
Adding a “P” mintmark to the Philadelphia cent of 2017 should increase demand for the coin, right? Wrong. So far the opposite has happened. Production in the first three months of 2017 is actually lower. The U.S. Mint reports that … Continue reading
Last week I predicted a more than 50 percent chance that the price of gold would exceed $1,300 and silver more than $20 by the end of April. As of Tuesday, April 11, the price of gold reached a five-month … Continue reading
Can nickel-plated steel rust? Apparently so, according to the Central Bank of Seychelles. The island nation has a circulating 25-cent coin comprised of nickel-plated steel, for which no problems have been reported. The more recently introduced 10-rupee coins of similar … Continue reading
Almost 30 years ago Upper Deck upped the ante in the sports card industry when it released its first baseball card product in 1989. The release featured baseball cards on a different type of paper stock than collectors were used … Continue reading
The coin market continues to look optimistic, with buying opportunities abounding. I usually address the more commonly collected coins first, since so many of these coins are impacted by outside sources, these being the stock and commodity markets. Looking at … Continue reading
Austria’s Colorful Creatures coins introduced last September have proved extremely popular with coin collectors. The first two issues of the series were sellouts, with young collectors especially smitten by them. On Feb. 22 the Austrian Mint released the third coin … Continue reading
A newly discovered star $10 Federal Reserve Note, Series 1928A, is part of an expansive Platinum Night session of Heritage Auctions’ Central States Signature auction in April. The auction was still in the planning stages as the April issue of … Continue reading