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Flood of commemoratives hurt Roanoke half sales

Perhaps plans should not have been made for commemorative coins in 1937. Poor sales were likely regardless of subject matter, because there had been far too many issues the previous year. Back then, however, the relationship between too many issues … Continue reading

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Ernst declares candidacy for ANA

Nebraska hobbyist Mitch Ernst has declared for a seat on the American Numismatic Association board of governors in this year’s election. The Omaha-based Ernst writes, “My entire family can be seen at coin club meetings, coin shows and conventions lending … Continue reading

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Metal prices affect common dates

What is the true impact of the spot price of precious metals on the value of our previously circulating silver and gold coins? A majority of the circulation strike gold and silver coins are common, due either to their date … Continue reading

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Questions posed to ANA candidates

By Robert Matitia At the American Numismatic Association’s candidate forum March 10 at the National Money Show in Orlando, Fla., I would direct the following questions. To Mike Ellis, I would ask: What is your beef with PNG? It seems … Continue reading

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Highfill seeks seat on ANA board

Oklahoma coin dealer John W. Highfill has announced his candidacy for a seat on the American Numismatic Association board of governors. Education is his mission. He writes he will do everything within his power to help the organization continue its … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (March 7, 2017)

Note’s serial number not, in fact, mismatched Had a call from Bob Campbell about a letter to the editor, which I have not seen, commenting about mismatched serial numbers on the note. Hate to break anyone’s bubble, but in checking … Continue reading

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Anyone buying circulated Mercs?

This week’s letter section has a submission from a reader suggesting that the 1916-D Mercury dime is an overvalued coin. I look forward to seeing how readers react to this opinion. In circulated grades, it certainly might be. When I … Continue reading

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Mnuchin at Treasury

A new 2017 series of Federal Reserve Notes will go into the works as the U.S Senate confirmed Steven T. Mnuchin as U.S. Treasury secretary Feb. 13. He was sworn in at the White House shortly afterwards. A facsimile signature … Continue reading

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Kagin’s calls ANA sale

Rare gold will highlight Kagin’s Auctions official American Numismatic Association National Money Show sale March 9-10 in Orlando, Fla. In the spotlight will be the Allan Collection, which is the no. 1 Registry Set of Bechtler private gold coinage. It … Continue reading

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Gold passes money test

I bet that if you asked people if the coins and paper currency they have and the account balances in their bank and credit union accounts were money, almost all of them would say “yes.” And, technically, they would be … Continue reading

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