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- Letters to the Editor (April 4, 2017) Drug store ad features 2017 cent without mintmark A few weeks ago Numismatic News asked its readers if they would be looking out for the new 2017-P cents, the first Philadelphia cent to have the “P” mintmark. I was thinking, yes, I would be looking out for them, but more so I’d be looking out for ...
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Coin collectors have built a wall of plastic. They are cut off from the coins they love. Scottsdale Mint has a remedy. The firm knows we are mentally and physically attached to our coins, but we have a financial investment that … Continue reading
A Deltona, Fla., reader reported finding a 2017-D cent Feb. 4. He was hoping for the new “P” version, but it was a Denver coin. How did it get there? It is possible a tourist brought it, he speculated, noting … Continue reading
Juggling is a word to describe my first day back in the office following a week away at the World Money Fair in Berlin Germany. Even when all flights are on schedule as mine were, there does not seem to … Continue reading
Russian buyers are back. Not in big numbers, but coin dealers are smiling in anticipation. Word from several dealers I spoke to on the closing day of the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany, is that their results improved this year. … Continue reading
I think the answer to my own question is no. There can never be too many coins. However, at the World Money Fair in Berlin, it helps to focus on one or two items to truly appreciate the originality of … Continue reading
I had a meeting with the managing director of the South African Mint, Tumi Tsehlo. We talked about the coming launch later this month of the new silver Krugerrand in the United States. It has been 50 years since the … Continue reading
I am making my way to the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. I don’t like the jet lag, but the physical discomfort is for a good cause. There is no numismatic event like it anywhere else on the planet. … Continue reading
We are still waiting for particulars about potential Donald Trump Presidential inaugural medals. What we are not waiting for are privately produced souvenirs of the 45th President’s swearing in. They are being advertised all over. There are so many in … Continue reading
Money artist J.S.G Boggs died Jan. 22 in Tampa, Fla., at the age of 62. If you don’t remember him, that is not surprising. He has been off the radar screen of numismatists for almost 20 years. He drew copies … Continue reading