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- Letters to the Editor (July 19, 2016) 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 builder, a man called “Chet” was a numismatic icon who spoke in a mild and knowledgeable ...
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Time for Miss Liberty to put on some modern duds In reference to Viewpoint by Aron Lawrence in the Nov. 18 issue, I would heartily agree with the idea he proposed of new designs for our coinage. Everyone loves the … Continue reading
Formula calculates number of copper cents in roll When visiting the bank I still ask for a few rolls of Lincoln cents when making my transactions. Cherry-picking for cents by the community at large has yielded some impressive results, and … Continue reading
Starting over brings joy back to coin collecting Your editorial “How about making a fresh start?” (Oct. 7) is exactly what I did. I had been a coin collector for many years, As time had gone one, my funds for … Continue reading
Why don’t all Kennedy coins have dual dates? I got my “P” and “D” Kennedy coins, three sets in all. Thinking they would have dual dates, but they are the same as the rolls I got. I called them because … Continue reading
Trash, treasure differs among collectors Upon reading R. Gossard’s “Viewpoint” in my recent issue of Numismatic News, I was inspired to express my viewpoint of trash and/or treasure. “Trash” is what got me started in collecting “treasure.” When I was … Continue reading
Thoughts on repros and coins on television I read in the comics of the Cleveland Plain Dealer about computers that are programmed to make copies of various objects such as organs for transplanting. The thought occurred to me that one … Continue reading
First try at grading goes better than expected I just had some coins graded, something I have never done before. One of the coins was a 1922 cent. I purchased the coin at an auction about 20 years ago for … Continue reading
Don’t buy the highest grade you can afford We have all heard the advice “buy the highest grade you can afford”. In contrast, a recent collecting strategy has been to buy the lowest grade coin you can find. Although I … Continue reading
Mint offers too many options for gold coins The multitude of coin products and releases from the U.S. Mint has gone out of control. Nothing exemplifies this more than the 24k gold version of the Kennedy half dollar, which I … Continue reading