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Letters to the Editor (November 6, 2018)

Even now all numbers not used on 70-point scale I have collected coins since the mid 1950s. I have seen every attempt made in an effort to “standardize” coin grading. Dr. Sheldon’s 70-point grading scale has been adopted across the … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (October 30, 2018)

Who decides how rare a new coin issue should be? The brilliant marketing bureaucrats at the U.S. Mint have now created their second rare palladium Eagle in 2018 with a 15,000 mintage limit, presumably as an early Christmas gift to … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (October 16, 2018)

Palladium Eagle sellout not result of favoritism Small town dealer response to: “Palladium Eagle sellout and dealer offer upsetting” (from Sept. 14, 2018, online letter to editor that I read). Don’t get mad at the U.S. Mint, as no favoritism … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (October 2, 2018)

Palladium Eagle Sellout and dealer offer upsetting I’d like to let you know, which I couldn’t at the time of my previous email last week, but the good folks at a dealer that starts with an A and ends with … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (September 18, 2018)

Minting a new 3-cent piece wasteful if not silly Mint a three-cents coin? In the Aug. 28 issue of Numismatic News, a Viewpoint article by Wayne Pearson advocated the issuance of a new three-cent denomination coin to replace the cent. … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (September 4, 2018)

Failed to mention 1973 Ikes not struck for circulation I consider Robert W. Julian to be among the top two numismatic historians and researchers alive today, the other being Q. David Bowers. So imagine my surprise when, in his interesting … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (August 28, 2018)

Speculator returns shouldn’t be allowed Just read your article about people returning the 50th Anniversary Reverse Proof sets to the Mint because they were not a sellout. This really gets me mad. These people are not collectors. They are not … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (August 14, 2018)

No trouble ordering 2018 reverse proof silver set I just ordered one of the reverse proof sets from the U.S. Mint. I waited until they were on sale for a couple of hours to avoid the initial rush. I had … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (August 7, 2018)

Can 2018 reverse proof silver set sell out? Well, the U.S. Mint took my advice that I wrote to you about last year. In 2017, the Mint issued an enhanced uncirculated clad set, which as I wrote to you at … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (July 17, 2018)

Stick with real coin dealers when buying coins On the subject of counterfeit, Chinese-made Morgan dollars online, a reader asked why someone would bother to counterfeit a $30 coin. They would do this because the profit margin, expressed as a … Continue reading

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