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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 to be a general discussion about the hobby abroad, not simply about one denomination out of ...
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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
Good ol’ days aren’t coming back Regarding the letter from the reader bemoaning the loss of 8-ounce yogurt containers and metal caps on mayonnaise jars, I extend my sympathies, but those things aren’t coming back even if you boycott what’s … Continue reading
Kiick, Brueggeman did great job with ANA show The numismatic event of the year, the ANA World’s Fair of Money, has just concluded and this will certainly be a show not soon forgotten. I have attended the ANA World’s Fair … Continue reading
I just read the Feb. 18, 2014 issue. I must reply to the “Viewpoint” article: “Rogue dealers need to clean up their act.” Continue reading