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- Letters to the Editor (09/02/14) Kiick, Brueggeman did great job with ANA showThe numismatic event of the year, the ANA World’s Fair of Money, has just concluded and this will certainly be a show not soon forgotten. I have attended the ANA World’s Fair of Money for more than 30 years...
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Year’s ago Numismatic News founder Chet Krause christened Iola, Wis., the Coin Collectors Capital. A billboard on the south side of town proclaimed it. He was young. He was aggressive. He wanted to show it. The billboard has been gone … Continue reading
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential dollar goes on sale Thursday. It is appropriate that the coin that bears his image is gold in color when it is new but contains no gold. He is remembered in numismatics as the President … Continue reading
I made a small purchase at a newsstand on Saturday as I transited through the Miami airport. The clerk handed me my change. There were three quarters in it. One of them showed the characteristic wide rims of the current … Continue reading
Right on cue, as soon as I write about the sense of exclusivity that helps sell products this week, I get a call from an old-timer collector that helps me make my point. I am guessing he is an old-timer … Continue reading
There are a number of collectors who are enjoying the pastime of collecting coins in the worst grade possible, a Poor-1. These coins are so worn that they can barely be identified. They are the worst of the worst. I … Continue reading
In the Sept. 2 issue of Numismatic News I could not resist putting a photograph of Adam Stump of the U.S. Mint holding one of the coveted 500 tickets handed out in Chicago on the first day of availability of … Continue reading
Yesterday I wrote about the appeal of luxury as can apply to coins. Today, I should point out that some sense of exclusivity is a good thing. In this case, I am thinking about it in relation to members of … Continue reading
Luxury brand owners know that much of their appeal comes from their perceived high prices and the sense of exclusivity those who can pay these prices feel when they do so. Most collectors do not spend $1,240 in a year … Continue reading
In our natural state we coin collectors are internally driven. We want coins. We find them. We buy them. What could be simpler? Nothing really, but in times of economic upset we tend to over think things and look around … Continue reading