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- Letters to the Editor (May 9, 2017) P’ cents came to reader just as he learned of them Back in early March, while on my lunch break, I brought my copy of Numismatic News into the Westbury McDonald’s here on Long Island, N.Y., to read as I would be eating my two cheeseburgers and fries. While online I glanced at your publication to ...
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For 20 years we have been speculating about the future of coin shows. The Internet has diminished the need for face-to-face transactions. Such transactions are the backbone of shows. If you don’t need to go to a show, the shows … Continue reading
I received an intriguing email the other day from Whitman Publishing. This firm’s main product is the Red Book, something I first bought many years ago with the 1965 edition. But what is being asked for by the email sounds … Continue reading
American gold and silver buyers seem to have gone on strike in the month of February. Mint sales of the usually popular gold and silver American Eagle coins are plunging. Short of a miracle today, the sales declines in both … Continue reading
The cost of making U.S. cents rose by almost five percent according to the United States Mint’s latest annual report. But worse seems yet to come. For the last 11 years it has cost more to make a cent than … Continue reading
A recent email contains a version of a question that I have been receiving for my entire career. The writer said, “Just before I moved to Florida, I sold most of my coins, but before I did I was looking … Continue reading
I was chewed out by a Numismatic News reader the other day. He was upset with an advertisement that appeared in the paper. Specifically, there was an ad that offered to sell “Make America Great” coins. The pieces in question … Continue reading
I had an email notification the other day from Stack’s Bowers. The venerable auction firm has created an online store that it calls “The Coin Shop.” Naturally, I immediately followed the link to the new offering to see what might … Continue reading
I received an email the other day from someone who says he has been a collector since 1955. That is a long time. I hope he has enjoyed it. The contents of the email give me the opportunity to stand … Continue reading
Philadelphia Mint cents with the new “P” mintmark on them are beginning to spread their wings and fly to all corners of the country. I have wondered in a prior blog how long it would take for regular collector reports … Continue reading