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- Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016) Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite a surprise to me. Although I had the past honor to serve as the chairman of ...
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Strange, but my November calendar is beginning to fill up. In a month that I usually try to take a vacation, I have two show commitments. Thanksgiving weekend I will be at the Michigan State Numismatic Society gathering in Warren. I … Continue reading
Why didn’t I tell my readers that the gold First Spouse series will always be incomplete? A telephone caller to my office demanded to know. There is no 39th coin, he said. I have to admit, I was not used to … Continue reading
Have you taken a close look at the five-ounce silver America the Beautiful quarter yet? I expect you probably have not. With the Mint claiming tens of millions of coin collectors, it currently struggles to sell a couple tens of … Continue reading
We are now reaching the heart of the autumn coin collecting season. Traditionally, once the kids have gone back to school, the collector in the family, usually the dad, can spend a little time with his hobby. For those not … Continue reading
The U.S. Mint has a notation on its website of how many days it is until the 225th anniversary of its founding on April 2, 1792. Two years later will come the 225th anniversary of the half dollar coin. This, … Continue reading
Is the rate of cent production telling us that a recession is approaching? I know you can drive yourself crazy with financial news debating the health of the economy. This, I hope will be constructive. Yesterday I was checking out … Continue reading
A reader recently sent an email to me that told me he had owned a coin for years that looks to him to be a 1940-D Roosevelt dime. As every collector knows, the Roosevelt series began in 1946. The reader … Continue reading
The Mint is speedily delivering the 47,884 gold Standing Liberty quarters ordered by collectors on the first day, Sept. 8. Superb quality is the hallmark of the coins thus far, according to hobbyists. I had a telephone call yesterday from … Continue reading
When September rolls around, do you think of the record price for gold? I do. It has been just over five years since the precious metal traded for $1,900 a troy ounce back in September 2011. What a year that … Continue reading