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Letters to the Editor (February 7, 2017)

‘Average’ collector values history, geography in coins Reading Dave Harper’s editorial and the Viewpoint of the Jan. 3 issue I’m responding to both giving my collection preferences and my general agreement with the Viewpoint column. I collected coins as a … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (January 24, 2017)

Medal’s copper from Old Ironsides’ 1970s restoration I was directed by your customer service representative to send a message here as there is no direct line to your editorial department. I manage public relations for the USS Constitution Museum and … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (January 3, 2017)

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

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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 … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (December 6, 2016)

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

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Letters to the Editor (November 29, 2016)

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

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Letters to the Editor (November 15, 2016)

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

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Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016)

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

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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 … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (March 1, 2016)

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

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