Tag Archives: Viewpoint

Let NIFC Coinage Out Into the Wild

By Christopher Sahar  As I learn more about numismatics and valuation, the more fascinating I find the phenomena of “Not Intended For Circulation” (NIFC) coinage. At many government mints, it appears NIFC coins are offered in greater abundance than circulating … Continue reading

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Type Sets Offer Flexibility, Variety

By Patrick Montrose Looking for something new and different to collect? Try putting together a type coin Set. Type sets offer flexibility and variety. A local coin shop had a rack of used albums at great prices. I was looking … Continue reading

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ANA, ‘Remember the Member’

By Barbara J. Gregory The September 2020 issue of The Numismatist (Page 55) carried a heartfelt plea from American Numismatic Association Executive Director Kim Kiick urging optimism with regard to the future of the hobby and the American Numismatic Association. … Continue reading

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Make Hobby Accessible to Youth

By Bob Miller  I wanted to contact you as a subscriber that has gotten back into the hobby after a nearly four-decade hiatus. I started remembering my childhood involvement with coins when I used to visit my local hobby shop, … Continue reading

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Selling Coins Trickier than Buying

By Bruce Frohman Many coin collectors buy coins for years from dealers and fellow collectors before they sell a single coin. How many times have you met a collector who proudly proclaims, “I never sell anything”? In the acquisition phase … Continue reading

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Stone Mountain Half a Reminder of Institutionalized Racism

By Robert Grand  Great art is timeless, but also inevitably tied to the time in which it was produced. Many coins are miniature works of art and as such, reveal the ideals and prejudices of the time in which they … Continue reading

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The Masterpiece Syndrome

Writer’s Name Withheld I am a recent coin collector whose preference when it comes to coins are modern and ultra-modern coins. When I share this with most seasoned collectors and coin dealers, there is a tinge of unintentional condescension. I … Continue reading

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Coin Lots Make Collecting Fun

By Daryl Conley  I may be an atypical collector; I may even suffer a bit from ADD when it comes to collecting. Some collectors focus on a certain type or series of coin, or even certain metal content such as … Continue reading

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Reflections on Manatee Coin Club’s 60 Years

Submitted by the Manatee Coin Club  The Cuban Missile Crisis couldn’t do it, nor could the 1960s racial riots. Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, the War on Terror, Watergate, Whitewater, Iran/Contra, and Russian voter interference made no difference. The Great Recession of … Continue reading

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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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