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Cash habit makes cent an old friend

Remember Wimpy in the Popeye cartoons saying he would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today? If he had had a credit card, that is essentially what he would have done without being a mooch. But times change. The … Continue reading

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Quick, more bullion, yes or no?

This week’s Numismatic News poll question asks, “Should the Mint strike new silver dimes, quarters and halves for the bullion market?” At this point those who are in favor are leading 57 percent to 43 percent against. Poll questions are … Continue reading

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Lifetime of errors

Computer records take on lives of their own – and sometimes not in a good way. I expect you can vouch for that statement and cite examples. In the Internet age we have all been identified in some fashion in … Continue reading

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Two halves make whole experience

When was the last time you received a half dollar in the course of an ordinary business transaction? Can’t remember? You think it was a long time ago? That was the boat I was in until Saturday when I was … Continue reading

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Rationally for silver

I am glad to see that silver bullion buyers are rational people. The latest statistics from the Silver Institute offer solid evidence. Now I have always thought they were rational regardless of some of the purple prose employed by some … Continue reading

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Defend and describe the cent

When was the last time you thought about the cent? I mean really thought about it. With all of the online polls that are currently taken to find out what we as Americans are thinking every 30 seconds, it might … Continue reading

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Add new silver bullion coins

With silver attempting $18 an ounce in recent days after being below $14 at the beginning of the year, it is no surprise that interest in bullion coins is rising among investors. One of the ways of owning silver is … Continue reading

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When ordinary people triumph

I was blown away when I had the opportunity to hold a Cumberland Gap quarter in my hand at the Central States Numismatic Society convention this past week. It was an ordinary uncirculated clad quarter of the kind that you … Continue reading

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I looked but didn’t buy

The Mint booth at the Central States Numismatic Society convention in Schaumburg, Ill., was worth a visit this past weekend. While I did not see masses of people attempting to purchase Mint products, I took advantage of the quiet to … Continue reading

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Central States to add admission charge

It will cost more to attend future Central States Numismatic Society conventions. Starting in 2018, a convention registration fee will be charged. For one day, the price will be $5. For admission for all days of the show, the price … Continue reading

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