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Viewpoint: YN Perspective Key to Hobby Future

By Radek Molchan I am a Young Numismatist, and I come from a family that has no knowledge or interest in numismatics. I have been a page for many coins shows and I exhibit as much as possible. I enjoy … Continue reading

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The Ike Dollar: A Symbol of Hope

By Pedro Lousa A few months after the independence of Mozambique, my parents decided that it was no longer an environment for their children to live. Nevertheless, they decided to stay a little longer as they loved Mozambique and so, … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Coins and Mankind Are Here to Stay

By Michael S. Turrini Coin meetings and shows canceled. Possible closure national assemblages. Gold and silver irrational. Mints closing gift shops. Panic buying. Stock market chaotic. Jobs curtailed. Layoffs. Fear. We are all witnessing conditions and circumstances completely unknown, not … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Response to ‘Mint’s Unintended Consequences’

By Ron Thompson In the March 17 issue of Numismatic News, an anonymous writer suggested: “The U.S. Mint Enters the Land of Unintended Consequences.” I would disagree, but first, let me correct a common misconception. As a general rule, accountants … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Reply to ANA Hindsight and Vision

By Ron Brown    Mr. Ellsworth, Your recent exposition on taking the ANA members out of the selection process for electing the President and Vice President of the ANA and abdicating it to some inside selection process is most offensive. … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Ten Years of FUN

By Glen McClary This is my tenth year in attending the FUN show. After so many years you might think it has become more of a routine visit, but NO, it is still a fascinating experience. Usually, I attend on … Continue reading

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Why I Collect West Virginia Scrip

By Billy Campbell  When I first started collecting coal scrip about 16 years ago I knew nothing about scrip. We were passing through Beckley, W.Va., on our way to the world-famous Greenbrier Hotel. There was an attraction we wanted to … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Rethinking Coin Designs

By Bill Tuttle While on YouTube, I came across a channel whose author talked about his “Ten least favorite coin designs” and made some suggestions for better designs (in his opinion). That got me rethinking about what I’ve written in … Continue reading

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Congressional Medals For Organ Donors

By Kari Browers Several years ago, a senator and congressman introduced a bill that would give organ donors a congressional bronze medal for their unselfish act. For some reason, however, it did not gain enough support. Perhaps if the need … Continue reading

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Coin Show Etiquette Suggestion

By John Quarfoth   I appreciate the “Coin Show Etiquette” part one (as a buyer) and part two (as a seller) articles. The articles included good tips for the collector both as a buyer and as a seller. I think … Continue reading

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