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Letters to the Editor: January 21, 2020

In Defense of the U.S. Mint I just finished reading the letters in the Dec. 17 issue of Numismatic News and all the bashing of the mint once again.  I do not always agree with what the mint does all … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (April 30, 2019)

Trio of Mnuchin signatures On March 28, I turned in my recyclables and received from the recycling center three $1 bills, 2017 with Mnuchin signatures. They are crisp, very uncirculated, and are of consecutive numbers. Mitch Rudoff Address withheld   … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (April 16, 2019)

Boy Scout seeks advice I just completed the coin collecting merit badge for the Boy Scouts of America and I wanted to learn more. First, how do you find really old coins? How do you find the find really valuable … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (March 5, 2019)

Willy-nilly edge lettering I just checked past dollars with edge lettering, and it must be a common practice for the inscriptions to face the obverse (right side up) and some coins the edge lettering faces the reverse (upside down). I … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (December 4, 2018)

Coin slab photo says it all, don’t you think? Wow, Dave, I was so excited with my new purchase that I had to send you a pic right away. It is graded MS97+*, but because it has all the major … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (November 27, 2018)

Innovation dollars won’t be seen by average public Here we go again! The Mint will produce coins that probably will not circulate while the paper dollar hangs around, the “American Innovation Dollar.” From “Susie B” to now, the U.S. “small … 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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Letters to the Editor (October 30, 2018)

Who decides how rare a new coin issue should be? The brilliant marketing bureaucrats at the U.S. Mint have now created their second rare palladium Eagle in 2018 with a 15,000 mintage limit, presumably as an early Christmas gift to … Continue reading

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