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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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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
When I was a kid working on filling my two Whitman Lincoln cent albums, I searched through cents every chance I got. I dreamed of someday finding a 1909-S VDB like a customer on my paper route had done. I … Continue reading
Owning one of the five 1913 Liberty Head nickels is a privilege reserved for very few collectors. The coin is not cheap. When the owner of one of these rarities contacts me, I sit up and take notice. I had … Continue reading
After my comment yesterday about moving to Florida to avoid the Wisconsin snow, I had an email from former American Numismatic Association President Gary Lewis this morning. “Why wait?” he asked. “The weather is great (it is 60 at 6 … Continue reading