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- Letters to the Editor (4/7/2015) Coins cleaned, but carefullyI 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. They were all common date c...
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In the Oct. 1 issue of Numismatic News, longtime NN contributor Paul Green states that, “The precise reason for the Eisenhower dollar was not really for use in commerce. It was simply a case of wanting to do something to honor Dwight D. Eisenhower after his death in 1969.”
I heard a different version. Continue reading
Jim Charlton, who died Sept. 20, was a long and dear friend of mine. Continue reading
David Harper’s comments about the proliferation of “Mint products” in a recent issue of Numismatic News is right on target. Continue reading
Recently a writer asked if the Mint packaging should be kept once the coins have been sent out for certification/slabbing or thrown away. Our distinguished editor stated “There is no commercial reason to save the original Mint packaging.” Continue reading
I see that a reader has corresponded with you (“Best of Buzz, 7/30/13) regarding Numismatic News’ previously published definitions of “…a commercial uncirculated coin and a slider.” Continue reading
Searching rolls today for 2009 nickels was pretty disappointing, we only found one 2009-P and no 2009-D nickels. Continue reading
I totally agree with David Weatherby of Henderson, Texas, (NN issue July 9) that coins – even bullion rounds – should not be colorized or gold plated. Continue reading
We spent a few days in Toronto recently and I was impressed by Canadian currency and coins. Continue reading
I purchased one beautiful Morgan silver dollar. The reverse had a fully struck eagle, light natural toning, slightly uneven, darker near the rims of the coin. Continue reading