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- Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016) Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite a surprise to me. Although I had the past honor to serve as the chairman of ...
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Today is the funeral for Chet Krause in Iola, Wis. It will be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the Iola-Scandinavia High School, which is the largest venue in this town of 1,300. I expect many people will be … Continue reading
The author Oscar Wilde liked clever turns of phrase. He said the only thing worse than being talked about was not being talked about. Such was the thinking of a 19th century celebrity that would probably fit the thinking of … Continue reading
Both of my grandfathers were in France fighting against imperial German troops during World War I. The experience changed them. How could it not? Popular culture came up with a song, “How ‘Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm (After … Continue reading
Have average bullion coin investors begun to run out of money for buying silver American Eagles? That might be an overdramatic question, but the June sales figures, with just three days to go in the month, are running at half … Continue reading
Chet Krause died over the weekend at the age of 92. I was traveling. My condolences to the family. It is probably appropriate that I was on the road when he passed as no individual was more responsible for opening … Continue reading
Coin collectors are not focused solely on numismatics. They have regular lives and widespread interests. This is especially true during the summer. Iola, Wis., is getting ready for its annual car show, which starts July 7 and runs through July … Continue reading
Today is not a day of numismatic significance, but it might become one if the British people vote to leave the European Union. Whether the advantages of staying, or risks of leaving the EU win the political argument, I cannot say. … Continue reading
Have you made your plans to go to the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money yet? I feel like I waited to the last minute this year. My colleague Bob Van Ryzin and I made our plans and booked … Continue reading
I have found that I am using my credit card more in recent weeks – at least the pile of receipts that I collect each month makes it seem that way. Could it be that I am losing interest in … Continue reading