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- Letters to the Editor (December 20, 2016) Guide books suggest elitism exists in hobby The letter I wrote a few weeks ago was not intended to be an insult to anyone but were merely examples of my experience with both coin and stamp collecting. It was meant to be a general discussion about the hobby abroad, not simply about one denomination out of ...
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Is it blast-off time for the moon landing commemoratives? A vote in the U.S. House of Representatives will be held this afternoon on legislation calling for coins commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 2019. H.R. 2726 calls … Continue reading
Start a new dollar coin tradition. Every new President should be inaugurated simultaneously with the release of $1 coins bearing his portrait. This idea is already all but impossible to implement. The inauguration is Jan. 20, 2017. Creating a coin … Continue reading
Gold’s market price might be down to $1,169, but demand for one-ounce American Eagles continues to soar. Buyers took 129,000 of the Eagles from the Mint last month. November results beat October’s handily. The October sales number of 100,500 had been … Continue reading
A former Wall Street banker and current hedge fund head is expected to be named by President-elect Donald Trump to the post of Treasury secretary. Steven Mnuchin seems to have a fairly typical resume compared to recent holders of the … Continue reading
There are vegetables that taste better raw rather than cooked. There are times when raw coins are more useful than slabbed. This is not to deny the necessity of the authentication and grading services that issue the slabs In this … Continue reading
Buffalo nickels with acid-restored dates I was told by Lima, Ohio, dealer Larry Briggs are “bigger than what you would think, but not as big as you would hope.” You can collect them. I was glad to be able to … Continue reading
Coin collectors did their holiday shopping early when it comes to the gold Walking Liberty half dollar. On the first day of sales, beginning at noon Eastern Time Nov. 17, the Mint sold 43,728. By the Nov. 20 closing date for … Continue reading
Treasury Secretary Jacob J. “Jack” Lew is serving his final days in office. The Barack Obama Administration is winding down. Come Jan. 20, 2017, or shortly thereafter, a new team of Cabinet secretaries will be installed to carry on the … Continue reading
Almost four full days after the gold Walking Liberty half dollar went on sale at the United States Mint website, it is still available. There was no sellout. It had a good first day of sales with 43,728 being taken … Continue reading