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What’s going on with the Mint raising the prices on the 5 oz. ATB coins? The price of silver has been going down, how could they justify raising the price? Continue reading
I’ll be brief. When the 2010 Boy Scouts of American Centennial Coin was introduced, I was dismayed to see what appears to be a Girl Scout on the obverse side of the coin. I could not understand why that would happen. Who was the moron who made that decision? Continue reading
As a subscriber of the Numismatic News I would like to thank you, your staff and management for giving your readers the opportunity to both be a part of your 60th Anniversary issue and to win some great prizes. Continue reading
Mr. Reake posed a question many have asked.
“What is recipe for profit in coin collecting hobby?”
I have been a dealer for many years and the answer is you can’t. You can profit as an investor in the coin and bullion business. Continue reading
Today was a perfect day for downtown shopping. Yes, I got a 1992-P half dollar in change, but from the coin shop. Yesterday, I got a 2012-D Hawaii quarter from a vending machine when I bought my OJ. Continue reading
Dave, I always dig your articles/columns. I might kick myself in the future, but the First Spouse coins don’t set my heart aflutter. Continue reading
I’m not sure if even our most knowledgeable numismatic scholars could have said it any better than Jon Kukk, Naples, Fla., when he stated, it’s a good time to be a collector but I miss the innocence of the hobby when I was young. A-MEN, Jon. Well said. I do, too. Continue reading
Two numismatic nuggets can be found in Rick Atkinson’s book The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944.
The first concerns Operation Husky, the invasion and conquest of Sicily. An armada of ships was required to carry soldiers and materiel, including 162 tons of occupation scrip. Admittedly, this is not a major discovery, but is nevertheless a startling one. Continue reading
On Aug. 7, 1972, I ventured into organized numismatics, joining the local Vallejo (California) Numismatic Society, and the world has turned many times in those forty years, taking me from a college student into my retirement, while numismatics has become an integral part of my life. Continue reading
Don’t get soft on us, Dave. In your Class of ’63 article in the Aug. 14 edition, you wrote about more 2012-S proof Eagles being issued as part of the U.S. Mint/BEP joint anniversary issue and said that might be disappointing to those who ordered the San Francisco two-coin proof set issued to mark the 75th anniversary of the current S-mint facility in hopes of selling it at a profit on the secondary market. Continue reading