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- Letters to the Editor (March 1, 2016) Mint makes fast delivery of flawless Twain coinJust for the record, I received notification from the U.S. Mint that my Mark Twain silver dollar coin had been shipped on Feb. 2. It arrived Feb. 6. Four days. It must be some kind of record.The coin ...
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I call it the family coin collection. It was started 100 years ago by my grandfather who collected Indian Head and Lincoln cents. As a young girl I spent many rainy afternoons searching through his tins of coins and filling … Continue reading
Any parent of a college student knows that there will be a gap in communications for about five years. With classes, friends, studying and fun time occupying them 24/7, there is little time for keeping in touch with the homefront. … Continue reading
I am a practical, logical person. No one would ever say I’m frivolous. But when it comes to talk of eliminating the Lincoln cent, I get a bit irrational. Canada has decided to phase out its cent at the end … Continue reading
If you’re lucky enough to have a great job, you’re probably surrounded by great people. The two go hand in hand. Any numismatist out there would most likely agree that I have one of the greatest jobs around. Day in … Continue reading
It happens way too often. A dealer packs up his car after a coin show and heads for home. It’s only a three- or four- hour drive. Makes no sense to fly. It’s been a long week, he’s tired and … Continue reading
I collect Christmas and Mother’s Day plates made by Royal Copenhagen. Or at least I used to. Today the plates are in a box in the basement, and for that I feel a bit guilty. The first year I was … Continue reading
Shhhh. I’ve got a secret. But I’ll share. The U.S. Mint is offering a 2012 Birth Set. It’s set for release at noon March 13. Yes, for real. But for some reason, the Mint decided not to say anything about … Continue reading
So, let’s talk about coins. Or the U.S. Mint. Or wooden nickels. Let’s start a conversation. I’m Debbie Bradley, editorial director of numismatic magazines at Krause Publications. I collect Lincoln cents, hockey pucks (the 5-ounce silver kind) and word coins with bears on them. Continue reading