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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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1969 $1 coin honors moon landing, Eisenhower It is amazing how many people do not know that in 1971 the Mint put out a large dollar coin in honor of both President Eisenhower and the landing of the Eagle on … Continue reading
Impressed with FDR coin set I just received the new 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set. It was ordered on Dec. 23 and delivered on Jan. 2. I must say that I was very pleased with this new … Continue reading
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