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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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This week’s letters (12/11/12)

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

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This week’s letters (12/04/12)

The 60th anniversary issue was splendid! I enjoyed all the articles sent in by all the writers. Continue reading

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This week’s letters (11/27/12)

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

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This week’s letters (11/20/12)

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

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This week’s letters (11/13/12)

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

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