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This week’s letters (04/23/13)

Would you please do an article soon on the best way to ship an expensive coin ($1,000) to a private collector. Continue reading

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This week’s letters (04/09/13)

In my penny search I have recently found two pennies. One is a 1943 copper-coated steel cent. At first sight I thought I had hit the jackpot. Then I put the magnet test to it, and bingo, it snapped off my counter. What a letdown. Continue reading

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This week’s letters (04/02/13)

Please clear this up for me. I know the 2009 satin finish Lincoln cents are brass. It is listed that way in the literature that came with the mint set. Continue reading

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This week’s letters (03/12/13)

From this day on, Jan. 19 should be declared a national numismatic holiday because that is the day we lost Alan Herbert, aka The Answerman. Continue reading

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This week’s letters (03/05/13)

For me it was a genuine sorrow to read in the Feb. 12 Numismatic News of the death of Alan Herbert. I’ve been a subscriber to Numismatic News for many, many years, and during that time I’ve asked Alan many questions, to all of which he responded promptly with useful information and guidance as well as with wit and good will. Continue reading

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This week’s letters (02/26/13)

I read you recent (1/22/13) column with interest. I enjoy seeing how the fakes are identified but this time I have some questions/comments. Continue reading

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This week’s letters (02/05/13)

Received a 1951 dime (P) in change yesterday. A great way to start the new year. Continue reading

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This week’s letters (01/29/13)

Slowly, the Canadian cent will disappear from circulation, perhaps showing up again as old collectors die off and their heirs unknowingly push them out into circulation. Continue reading

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This week’s letters (01/22/13)

I refer to the letter to the editor on Page 10 of the Dec. 25, 2012, issue, “Movie is wrong saying Lincoln was on coin in 1865.” I have not seen the reference movie “Lincoln,” but “Name withheld” states that Lincoln was not on a “half dollar piece.” I call his or her attention to the 1863 50-cent Fractional Currency “piece” of the Fourth Issue, U.S. No. 119 in the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, General Issues. Continue reading

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This week’s letters (01/08/13)

I bought a roll of halves today. I found one Franklin, one 1988 proof and one 1993 proof. Continue reading

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