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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 the note, it being circulated, there’s a vertical fold on the first “6” in the left serial ...
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I received an email the other day from someone who says he has been a collector since 1955. That is a long time. I hope he has enjoyed it. The contents of the email give me the opportunity to stand … Continue reading
Philadelphia Mint cents with the new “P” mintmark on them are beginning to spread their wings and fly to all corners of the country. I have wondered in a prior blog how long it would take for regular collector reports … Continue reading
My business travel schedule has been very heavy since November. The pace will ease in the coming weeks, but that doesn’t mean I will become invisible. Right now I am working on arrangements for a trip out to California. I … Continue reading
The milestones of life are marked by every collector. Weddings, graduations, births – all deserve recognition. How about length of time someone is a collector? That is a milestone that is little recognized. Brian E. Fanton is one of the … Continue reading
Here’s your test. How would you answer an email that happened to come my way yesterday? Take a look at the two images. This is the text of the emailed inquiry that came with the photos: “I found this roll … Continue reading
“Does this dress make me look fat?” That question and ones like it are the nightmare of husbands everywhere. In numismatics, we have similar questions and answers. I had an email in my inbox this morning that I think is … Continue reading
It is election year for the American Numismatic Association. What would you ask the candidates? There is a forum for them at the National Money Show in Orlando March 10. Barbara Gregory, editor of The Numismatist, has asked me and … Continue reading
Coin collectors have built a wall of plastic. They are cut off from the coins they love. Scottsdale Mint has a remedy. The firm knows we are mentally and physically attached to our coins, but we have a financial investment that … Continue reading
A Deltona, Fla., reader reported finding a 2017-D cent Feb. 4. He was hoping for the new “P” version, but it was a Denver coin. How did it get there? It is possible a tourist brought it, he speculated, noting … Continue reading