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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 to be a general discussion about the hobby abroad, not simply about one denomination out of ...
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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
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
Couple errors appear in Draped Bust half feature There is one very important error in Bob Julian’s otherwise nice article on Draped Bust half cents in the Oct. 18 issue of Numismatic News. He says of the 1805s, “one variety … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Chet’s life touched so many in hobby and beyond On June 25, we all lost a good friend and a great numismatist: Chester L. Krause, who was born on Dec. 16, 1923. Besides being a World War ll veteran and … Continue reading
Mint makes fast delivery of flawless Twain coin Just 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 … Continue reading