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e-letters: July 6, 2022

From the June 17 Numismatic News E-Newsletter

If you had to give up one coin in your collection, what would it be and why?

That’s a tough question, I love all my coins. I do have some scabs – damaged, holed, etc. – that I would give up, but that’s not really a fair answer. If I had to give up one coin I like, it would probably be one of the uncirculated coins in my collection, as 90 percent of my collection consists of circulated issues. So I would say one of my uncirculated Franklin half dollars. They are my least favorite coin. Sorry, Ben.

Daryl Conley
New Mexico

Lincoln penny!

Address withheld

If I had to give up a coin from my collection, it would be my 2010 Mint State silver eagle because it has developed some very unattractive large, dark spots on its obverse side. When I first got it, it was a very attractive piece, but now it is not.

Dave Burdis
Charleroi, Pa.