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Are there any surviving 1964-D Peace dollars?

Price guides don’t appear to agree on the value of individual coins, and what’s more, many times dealers are asking prices that disagree even further. Is it really that difficult to put a value on a coin? We like to, … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning Your Collection, Part 3

by Mike Thorne, Ph.D. In my two previous columns, I’ve been talking about spring-cleaning your collection/accumulation of coins. Of course, by the time you read this, spring will probably be a distant memory, and you’ll be sweating through the beginning … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: 70-point grading scale serves hobby well

By R. Vodney I hope the numismatic community never adopts a 100-point grading system. The only supportive argument that has ever been raised is that we all used the 100-point system when we were kids in school, therefore everyone will … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (April 2, 2019)

Mystery coin & stamp set I hope you can help me. I have three sets of the Moon Landing Coin & Stamp Commemoratives pictured here. I was told by a friend of mine that the post office issued these sets. … Continue reading

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Separate coin values from conditions

Change is inevitable. Change in some form will occur to the present grading system, just as it has in the past. While I cannot be sure what it will be, the best change would be to separate a coin’s value … Continue reading

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Small mark looks huge on cent

By F. Michael Fazzari I keep topics, ideas, and drafts in a folder for possible future columns. I just found a copy of a published column with the promise to write more on the subject next time. I was shocked … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Grading system needs linear steps

By Paul Richards Years ago, I was an active shirt-pocket coin dealer, and I wrote an article about the grading services and about the 70-point coin grading scale. The original article was published by Coin World, and its subsequent criticism … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (November 13, 2018)

Check where famous Americans are from In response to a letter written by Ari Kaufman in the Oct. 2, 2018, issue, great ideas on changes of designs for coins, but his geography is off. The Wright Bros. are from Ohio … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (November 6, 2018)

Even now all numbers not used on 70-point scale I have collected coins since the mid 1950s. I have seen every attempt made in an effort to “standardize” coin grading. Dr. Sheldon’s 70-point grading scale has been adopted across the … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Too late for 100-point grading scale

By Bill Fivaz Wow! I hope my good friend Ron Guth loves to fish, because he has opened up a big can of worms! Dipping his toe into the water and proposing a dramatic change from the current 70-point grading … Continue reading

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