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- Letters to the Editor (March 1, 2016) Mint makes fast delivery of flawless Twain coinJust for the record, I received notification from the U.S. Mint that my Mark Twain silver dollar coin had been shipped on Feb. 2. It arrived Feb. 6. Four days. It must be some kind of record. The coin is flawless. Thank you U.S. Mint. Klaus Schwalfenberg Torrance, Calif. ‘S’ mint quarters ...
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Coin collectors are not focused solely on numismatics. They have regular lives and widespread interests. This is especially true during the summer. Iola, Wis., is getting ready for its annual car show, which starts July 7 and runs through July … Continue reading
Today is not a day of numismatic significance, but it might become one if the British people vote to leave the European Union. Whether the advantages of staying, or risks of leaving the EU win the political argument, I cannot say. … Continue reading
Have you made your plans to go to the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money yet? I feel like I waited to the last minute this year. My colleague Bob Van Ryzin and I made our plans and booked … Continue reading
I have found that I am using my credit card more in recent weeks – at least the pile of receipts that I collect each month makes it seem that way. Could it be that I am losing interest in … Continue reading
Since the immediate sellout of the gold Mercury dime Centennial coin April 21, successive weekly Mint reports have revealed that the actual number of coins sold have been falling further and further way from the 125,000 round number previously announced … Continue reading
Did you ever put a cent on a railroad track? When the train came along it was squashed and squeezed into an interesting shape. I only ever did it once because when I was a kid it was still a … Continue reading
Gold passed the $1,300 level this morning. My mind was on gold for a different reason. I began my day in the dentist chair. With the age of my teeth, each visit becomes a question of whether I might need … Continue reading
Stories of the one that got away are staples of fishermen and women. Wisconsin is fishing country and I have heard my share. I had an email overnight from a coin collector to tell me a story of the coin that … Continue reading
I was saddened when I read the news that Chicago coin dealer Walter Pershke had died. His passing May 20 at the age of 77 but not revealed until last week closes the door on an era of super rarities. … Continue reading