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- Letters to the Editor (12/02/14) Formula calculates number of copper cents in rollWhen visiting the bank I still ask for a few rolls of Lincoln cents when making my transactions. Cherry-picking for cents by the community at large has yielded some impressive results, and as we enter 2...
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Today is a big day for coin collectors who are fans of Batman. Use your Batputer to visit the APMEX website. APMEX is the exclusive distributor in North America of coins depicting the Caped Crusader. They commemorate the 75th anniversary of … Continue reading
Lagging four-coin silver Kennedy set sales have apparently convinced the Mint to scale back its mintage ceiling of 300,000. Late yesterday the Mint announced that the maximum set mintage for the 50th anniversary set will be no more than 225,000. That … Continue reading
It is Monday of a short work week. That increases the pressure even as many readers have moved their attention to spending time with their families and friends for Thanksgiving. I checked the Kitco website this morning to see what … Continue reading
Anyone who ever went to school probably had a discussion of the question, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to listen, does it make a sound?” My version of the question today is if … Continue reading
As collectors, we often look for historical turning points. The year 1965 looms large for collectors of U.S. coins as the year silver was removed from circulating dimes and quarters. The composition of these coins was replaced by a copper-nickel … Continue reading
One-ounce silver American Eagle bullion coins went on sale Nov. 17 for the first time since the U.S. Mint said it had run out of the coins on Nov. 5. The Mint had 1,525,000 to allocate (ration) among its Authorized … Continue reading
What dopes collect coins? Does that queston get your attention? Is it in your face enough? Modern media, especially on the Internet, is not known as being polite, dainty or quiet. Breaking through the blah, blah, blah that seems to … Continue reading
It has become common knowledge that electronic payments at the checkout counter are on average faster than paying by cash and waiting for change. Such transactions certainly save the merchant money by not having to stock as much change. They save individuals … Continue reading
I asked a question last week when gold and silver seemed to be in free fall as to whether this negative price trend was influencing the purchasing decisions of collectors relative to the 50th anniversary silver Kennedy half dollar set. … Continue reading