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- Letters to the Editor (February 7, 2017) ‘Average’ collector values history, geography in coins Reading Dave Harper’s editorial and the Viewpoint of the Jan. 3 issue I’m responding to both giving my collection preferences and my general agreement with the Viewpoint column. I collected coins as a child with my father and probably stopped in high school and didn’t start again until I ...
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American Numismatic Association announced its board of governors in late December passed a $5.5 million budget for the fiscal year that began Nov. 1. The board decided to use 4.7 percent of its investment principal – or $868,118 – towards … Continue reading
By Mark Hotz This year marks what I believe is my 20th year of writing articles and columns for Bank Note Reporter. Over the years, the topics of my articles have ranged from interesting items in my own collection, to … Continue reading
Readers are probably aware that the market for Australian notes has been somewhat subdued for several years. Prices realized have provided a sharp contrast to the heady days of the previous decade. Noble Numismatics’ last sale of 2016 in November … Continue reading
Former American Numismatic Association board member Mike Ellis announced his intention to run for ANA president Jan. 6, 2017, during the Florida United Numismatists convention in Fort Lauderdale. He is attempting a comeback. Ellis resigned from the board Jan. 9, … Continue reading
Wasn’t there a scandal years ago in connection with the U.S. Mint profiteering on Eisenhower proofs and special uncirculated strikes? It wasn’t so much a scandal as it was a black eye for the Mint. In testimony before Congress, the … Continue reading
The bourse floor was busy. There was a buzz in the air. Results at the Florida United Numismatists convention Jan. 5-8 in Fort Lauderdale offered promise for the rest of 2017. Though the market is by no means booming, dealers … Continue reading
We asked: Do you feel threatened by counterfeit coins? I cannot know how it would feel to find out that I purchased a counterfeit coin. Other than the expense, I imagine that the disappointment would be a great concern. … Continue reading
While at the Florida United Numismatists convention Jan. 5-8 I learned from retired congressman Jimmy Hayes that there will be no official inaugural medal for President Donald Trump. I had been hoping against hope that the low-key approach to inaugural … Continue reading
It wasn’t the most expensive lot in Heritage’s $42 million Florida United Numismatists auction of U.S. coins Jan. 4-9, but a 1942 experimental glass cent grabbed the spotlight away from gold nevertheless. Selling for $70,500, it is the only intact … Continue reading