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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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This week’s letters (01/01/13)

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

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This week’s letters (12/25/12)

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

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This week’s letters (12/18/12)

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

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