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Average Collector at Disadvantage

By Larry Steinfeld I’m afraid that I am like all the rest of the people in this country who have to depend on large coin collectors to receive the coin I received today. All the big coin collectors have us … Continue reading

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Community Voice Response: June 23, 2020

From the May 29, 2020, Numismatic News E-NewsLetter How big of a role do auction results play in your collecting approach? Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.   Auction results play some part in my collecting … Continue reading

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Community Voice Response: Fri, March 13 eNewsletter

From the March 13, 2020, Numismatic News E-NewsLetter How have the economic and travel impacts of the coronavirus affected your current collecting approach? Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.   I will miss connecting with my … 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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Is the ‘Youth Approach’ the Only Answer?

by Michael S. Turrini Recently, I had an exchange with a distinguished and recognized national philatelist and ‘stamp booster’. We were conversing about the exemplary efforts annually committed by dedicated volunteers at the internationally known and well-attended WESTPEX, in Burlingame, … Continue reading

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Will paper money be treated like gold?

It has been a couple of months since the United States Mint website on Aug. 31 took over marketing paper money collectible products from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. I expect this has improved both paper visibility and sales. … Continue reading

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Will new collectors treat paper money like gold?

It has been a couple of months since the United States Mint website on Aug. 31 took over marketing paper money collectible products from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. I expect this has improved both paper visibility and sales. … Continue reading

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Topics many don’t want to think about

Benjamin Franklin said the only things certain are death and taxes. Coin collectors are notoriously averse to thinking about either. How many heirs have contacted me over the years after the passing of a loved one? Too many. They don’t … Continue reading

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Jefferson nickels worth searching

By Ginger Rapsus Jefferson nickels make up the only set that can possibly be collected out of circulation. After nearly 80 years, they are still going strong, with healthy mintages. Such a big set can be collected by year, by … Continue reading

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Free Coin & Stamp eBooks!

Enjoy the freedom of choosing 1,2 or 4 FREE coin and stamp eBooks this 4th of July weekend!

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