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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. The hobby is aware of the counterfeit problem. Since my major interest is collecting modern U.S. coins, ...
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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