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Online-Only Mint Ordering

Online-Only Mint Ordering is Prohibitive I have purchased products from the Mint since 1998. First, I did everything by mail and then mail orders were stopped by the Mint. You could only order by telephone or the internet. I then … Continue reading

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1864 Indian Head Penny Mystery

Indian Head Composition Mystery Solved I have an 1864 Indian Head penny, but I didn’t know if it was bronze or copper-nickel. But on page 18 of the Sept. 29, 2020, issue, I like what it said about the shield … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor: Oct. 13, 2020

Salt River Bay Quarter a Disappointment Is it only me, or if any other collector has found any of the Salt River Bay “W” quarters, what is their condition? It took the U.S. Mint at West Point until the first … Continue reading

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U.S. Mint Basketball Coin Surprise

Wife Plays Key Role in Obtaining Basketball Coin OK, I see people all the time that say “I got this, or I got that,” so you can say  “Hey, it’s my turn.” I had read about the Basketball coins in … Continue reading

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Buffalo Model for Nickel and Notes

Buffalo Model for Nickels and Notes  Being new at collecting coins, I have to rely on documentation to enlighten me about the coins I collect. The first book about numismatics I bought was the “Red Book,” 72nd edition of 2019.  … Continue reading

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Bank Employees Searching Rolls

Bank Employees Searching Rolls ‘Absolutely Ethical’ I saw “Name Withheld’s” letter, and I have to answer: it is absolutely ethical for a bank employee to search rolls. You see, banks are in the business of taking and distributing cash. They’re … Continue reading

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Spotlight Organizations, Collectors in Numismatic News

Spotlight Organizations, Great Collectors in NN As someone who only recently returned to numismatics after a 55-year hiatus, I have a lot of history to catch up on. Articles on dealers such as the re-published story on Michael O’Higgins [Page … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor: Aug. 11, 2020

Research Reveals Find Created by Chet Krause Check out this historic find! The steel penny isn’t part of it, it’s just something I picked up at the same time. I started researching and found that this publication’s founder made these. … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor: July 14, 2020

No Coin Shows for California For the first time in many years, California does not have a single coin show in the listing section of Numismatic News. This happened in the June 23 edition. All shows this summer have been … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor: July 7, 2020

Frank Church ‘W’ Quarter Turns Up in Circulation I wanted to let you know of a find at my local Ralphs in Dana Point, Calif. In my change (which, like the good collector that I am, I always check) I … Continue reading

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