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- Letters to the Editor (Oct. 6, 2015) Writings of Asian languages differI am writing this in response to Klaus Schwalfenberg’s letter in the Sept. 8 issue of Numismatic News.To us Westerners, the characters and symbols of the Asian languages, specifically Chinese, Japanese, and Ko...
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Here it is two week’s after the American Numismatic Association began its convention in Rosemont, Ill., and I am still coming up with topics that came my way there that I have not had a chance to address. But is … Continue reading
It looks like the popular 2014 John F. Kennedy gold half dollar has finally gone off sale. It was available for more than a year, but getting to the final 75,000 announced mintage proved to be difficult if not impossible. … Continue reading
It maybe the dog days of August for most of us, which is what inspires somewhat silly headlines like this, but apparently it is not dog days for gold. The precious metal has been frisky since the first day of … Continue reading
Did you hear me whistle late yesterday afternoon? It was then that I read the total prices realized by Heritage from its American Numismatic Association World’s Fair auction. Over $46 million was realized by all categories of numismatic items from … Continue reading
Get out there and exercise. Be active. Use your brain. You will benefit. No, this is not a public service announcement from the President’s Council on Physical Fitness. It is a suggestion to coin collectors, or individuals who call themselves coin collectors, … Continue reading
At the Numismatic Literary Guild panel discussion last Thursday during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money, I was asked about my beginnings as a numismatic journalist. My first bylined article appeared in the June 1971 issue of Coins … Continue reading
On my way down to breakfast Saturday morning, the hotel elevator doors opened to reveal a young woman wearing a grass skirt, a lei around her neck and rings of flowers on her wrists and on her head. I was … Continue reading
Today is the last day of the two-year American Numismatic Association presidential term of Walter Ostromecki. Walt has been a tireless promoter of education. He has also been engaged in a sort of personal outreach to the many clubs across … Continue reading
Coin collectors are resilient. They have to be. In the past seven years they have been put through a real-life version of “Survivor” by the Great Recession. I am thinking about this today because I have been invited to participate … Continue reading