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- Letters to the Editor (July 19, 2016) Chet’s life touched so many in hobby and beyond On June 25, we all lost a good friend and a great numismatist: Chester L. Krause, who was born on Dec. 16, 1923. Besides being a World War ll veteran and builder, a man called “Chet” was a numismatic icon who spoke in a mild and knowledgeable ...
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The roller-coaster ride continues for gold. My morning check of the Kitco website showed the metal vaulting $28.80 to $1,239.20 an ounce. In the month of May, gold declined from nearly $1,300 to barely above $1,200 in expectation that the … Continue reading
The International Paper Money Show is in Memphis this weekend. My colleague, Bob Van Ryzin, who edits Bank Note Reporter, is on his way there as I write this. I am sure it will be a great event. It always … Continue reading
Some collectors are pioneers. They head off in directions where the mainstream does not follow. Where most of us buy the book, buy the album and then fill it up, others don’t want to be bound by convention. Good for … Continue reading
I happened to check bullion prices yesterday afternoon. It was a holiday in the United States, but not elsewhere in the world. Gold and silver were dropping to very near the nice round numbers of $1,200 and $16 when I … Continue reading
I had an email from the Hawaii State Numismatic Association to provide me with the details of their upcoming 53rd coin show. It has been a daydream of mine to go to a coin show in Hawaii ever since the … Continue reading
Does the fact that the finest known 1804 silver dollar failed to sell Tuesday night in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries-Sotheby’s auction of 63 rarities from the D. Brent Pogue Collection signal any change in condition in the numismatic market? Certainly … Continue reading
When the Mint says jump, we collectors jump. As soon as the Mint announces some coin or set is available we try to get into the door simultaneously. This is understandable when there is a high likelihood of a quick sellout. … Continue reading
Come July the final dollar coin of the Presidential series will become available. For those collectors who have been collecting the series since it began, their nine and a half year effort will come to a close. Waiting for nearly … Continue reading
Remember when the first clad quarter came into your hand? I do. It was in the autumn of 1965. My father mentioned at suppertime that he had gotten one of the new quarters that day. I stopped eating and ran … Continue reading