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- This Week's Letters (05/28/13) Our great U.S. Mint has done it again. When I received my three proof sets from the mint I noticed that on the side cover it had 2012 proof set printed. It did have the correct 2013 on the face of the box. Does the Mint have any kind of quality control?
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It is not long until we reach the April 15 income tax filing deadline. One question facing most taxpayers is whether to set money aside in an individual retirement account and what form it should take. Those who have opted … Continue reading
This week’s poll question asks, “Is the Mint’s adding a new enhanced uncirculated finish to its Eagle product lineup a good idea?” The cynical response from some is that the only reason the Mint is adding to its offer of … Continue reading
Even though I know that the reverse design on the $5 gold coin that is part of the 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin program uses a lamp design from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., I … Continue reading
I was looking at sales totals for the Stack’s Bowers auction conducted this past week in Baltimore in conjunction with the Whitman Expo. There is enough to drool over for any collector who is interested in American numismatics. Total sales … Continue reading
I have the latest weekly statistical report from the U.S. Mint and am about to update the Mint Statistics pages for the next issue of Numismatic News. I have been watching the Girl Scouts commemorative silver dollars. It has not … Continue reading
Why do I write my daily blog? Good question. Most people would respond that this is the future and I am smart to get with it. I have been doing it since April 2007, so it has become a habit … Continue reading
There seems to be growing interest in the 2012 proof sets because of their fairly low mintages. I have had a number of inquiries about the clad proof set and silver proof set of that year. Will they go higher … Continue reading
Computer games have skill levels that take the player higher and higher. Numismatics has something similar, but we are playing with real objects instead. Where beginner coin collectors might spend $31.95 for a current year proof set, or a similar … Continue reading
I am not looking for an increase in the number of commemorative coins to be produced in 2013, but reflecting on the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve’s creation put a few crazy thoughts in my mind. The obvious idea … Continue reading