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e-letters (January 31, 2017)

We asked: Do you feel threatened by counterfeit coins?   I cannot know how it would feel to find out that I purchased a counterfeit coin. Other than the expense, I imagine that the disappointment would be a great concern. … Continue reading

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e-letters (January 17, 2017)

We asked: Do you think Christmas demand pushes up collector coin prices?   Yes, as in most retail settings, holding firm on most prices are common. I had been in a number of aspects (pharmacy, big box, restaurants), all of … Continue reading

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e-letters (January 10, 2017)

We asked: Would higher gold and silver prices affect your collecting plans for 2017?   If gold and silver are higher in 2017 it will have little impact on my coin buying. I collect coins, not bullion. A rise in … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (January 3, 2017)

Mint’s silver proof set returns after 2015 hiatus I just received my 2016 U.S. Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set. I must say that I was really happy with the quality of the eight-coin set. I still cannot figure out … Continue reading

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e-letters (December 27, 2016)

We asked: Should the Mint strike the Roosevelt dime, Washington quarter and Franklin half in gold?   No! Enough with the gold coins already. I did purchase the Merc and Standing gold for the 100th anniversary, but when I saw … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (December 20, 2016)

Guide books suggest elitism exists in hobby The letter I wrote a few weeks ago was not intended to be an insult to anyone but were merely examples of my experience with both coin and stamp collecting. It was meant … Continue reading

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e-letters (December 13, 2016)

We asked: Are million dollar rarities overhyped?   While the vast majority of collectors will never own a million-dollar coin – including me! – all of us can admire, appreciate and, yes, envy the stratosphere in which those historic coins … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (December 6, 2016)

Blog inspires quest for dateless Buffalo nickels Your blog on dateless Buffalo nickels really inspired me! Let’s see if I can make some finds. I’m going to get a bunch of rolls of dateless nickels and get date restorer. Wonder … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (November 29, 2016)

Inaccurate musket depicted on Cumberland Gap quarter As the author of over 30 books on muzzle-loading firearms, many of which were published by academic presses, I can tell with absolute certainty: there were no muzzle-loading muskets made left-handed. There a … Continue reading

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e-letters (November 22, 2016)

We asked: Have you delayed any coin purchases recently because of Presidential election uncertainty? No the presidential election has nothing to do with my coin collection. William Johnston San Antonio, Texas   The short answer is No. Since most of … Continue reading

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