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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
I bought a roll of halves today. I found one Franklin, one 1988 proof and one 1993 proof. Continue reading
The Dec. 11, 2012, issue of Numismatic News carries a letter from American Numismatic Association Governor Clifford Mishler, recounting at some length the self-proclaimed accomplishments of his tenure in office. Continue reading
I remember the precious metals boom that ended in 1980 as if it were a long time ago. During the boom years, I was perpetually broke, unable to buy many coins. When the boom hit, I did not own enough coins to profit much. I watched as prices rose daily. Continue reading
I would like to respond to some comments in Jayne Shelby’s letter in the Nov. 20 NN. I have to agree making a cent/penny which costs more than it’s worth is insane. No one would do this, would they? I agree that it’s time to change our change, no pun intended. Continue reading
Having run for the board of the American Numismatic Association on three consecutive occasions, I have decided to stand down from seeking election to another board term, notwithstanding the fact that the by-laws entitle me to serve two additional terms. Continue reading
The 60th anniversary issue was splendid! I enjoyed all the articles sent in by all the writers. Continue reading
I feel like I’m Rip Van Winkle! I have been collecting coins on and off since the 1960s. I have a lot of coins and being recently disabled and basically retired I have a lot of time on my hands. I thought of my collection of tidbits and jumped back in! Much to my surprize things have changed! Continue reading
What’s going on with the Mint raising the prices on the 5 oz. ATB coins? The price of silver has been going down, how could they justify raising the price? Continue reading
I’ll be brief. When the 2010 Boy Scouts of American Centennial Coin was introduced, I was dismayed to see what appears to be a Girl Scout on the obverse side of the coin. I could not understand why that would happen. Who was the moron who made that decision? Continue reading