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- e-letters (January 31, 2017) We asked: Do you feel threatened by counterfeit coins? I cannot know how it would feel to find out that I purchased a counterfeit coin. Other than the expense, I imagine that the disappointment would be a great concern. The hobby is aware of the counterfeit problem. Since my major interest is collecting modern U.S. coins, ...
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Volunteers make ANA show a success The American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money 124th Convention was held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, in Rosemont, Ill., Aug. 11-15. Congratulations to the Chicago Coin Club for hosting their 16th … Continue reading
Ike set ordering disgraceful Are you aware of the disgraceful and unfair situation which occurred today while attempting to order the Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles sets? I, along with many others, were online at noon sharp to purchase two of … Continue reading
No living person should be on American coinage In one of the previous issues of Numismatic News, the question was raised about the Presidential dollar series continuing with still living Presidents of the United States. I say no. It has … Continue reading
Credit cards offer handy means of making payments In the Viewpoint column of the June 2, 2015, issue is an article written by Mr. Bruce R. Frohman on the subject “Electronic money a poor choice.” If someone does not like … Continue reading
Should poorly struck silver proof sets be returned? I recently received my annual 2015 silver proof sets from the Mint. Upon inspection I became aware of the poor strikes on the obverse of the quarters (five total coins). Out of … Continue reading
Coin counting machines yield collectible coins To Bob Klippstein: I read your letter to NN about your find in your local grocery store’s Coinstar coin counting machine. I would like to congratulate you on your first find, the ‘43 “steely.” … Continue reading
Put Liberty back on our coins This letter is in response to Bob Olekson’s letter, “Time for action on designs not words.” I agree it is time we have a change of design on our coins. And we should be … Continue reading
High proof set price slows purchases for young son I recently decided to start collecting U.S. proof sets for my son who was born in 2012. I purchased a 2014 set from the Mint, but still needed the 2012 and … Continue reading
Coins cleaned, but carefully I have cleaned coins, but generally avoid doing so. I once put together a 20th century type set and birth year set for my daughter, and I cleaned some of the coins just for presentation purposes. … Continue reading