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- Letters to the Editor (Oct. 6, 2015) Writings of Asian languages differI am writing this in response to Klaus Schwalfenberg’s letter in the Sept. 8 issue of Numismatic News.To us Westerners, the characters and symbols of the Asian languages, specifically Chinese, Japanese, and Ko...
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Full disclosure is a good thing. I am in favor of it especially when it is from the U.S. Mint. On Oct. 8 the collector version of the Bombay Hook 5-ounce silver collector coin with a “P” mintmark goes on … Continue reading
This has been an exciting year for collectors of the Presidential Coin and Chronicles sets. Collectors were drawn to them because the Mint changed the quality of the Presidential dollar in the sets from a regular proof coin to a … Continue reading
The Coin of the Year selection process goes into high gear today as the nominating committee meets in Iola, Wis., to review all of the nominations that have been received this year. The job of the committee is to whittle … Continue reading
A 1794 silver dollar sold for almost $5 million last night in New York City in the sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection conducted jointly by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s. What is surprising is not the strong result … Continue reading
Is your opinion of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee positive or negative? Now comes the chance for you to make a difference on the body that makes design recommendations to the secretary of the Treasury. An opening on the CCAC … Continue reading
Everybody likes a David versus Goliath story. The little guy wins against the big guy contrary to how things usually work out. The same is true with outsider versus insider in politics. When the outsider wins against the insider who … Continue reading
I was on the road from Thursday morning until last night. What do you think was the first thing I looked for after zipping through emails and my mind was once again set on office work mode? I checked the … Continue reading
Tomorrow I join Clifford Mishler in giving a presentation at the second annual Northern California Numismatic Seminar sponsored by the Northern California Numismatic Association. We have a lot of ground to cover. Not only are we offering a capsule history … Continue reading
This week I have been working on an electronic issue of Numismatic News with a cover date of Oct. 13. That is a significant date in the history of the paper. It was this date 63 years ago that was … Continue reading