Category Archives: Community Voice Responses

Activities and Projects During COVID

From the Aug. 14 Numismatic News e-newsletter
What non-collecting activities or projects have you taken up in light of hobby events being canceled?
Here are some responses from e-newsletter readers.
 
Without coin shows for these past several months, I have had a lot of time to read books and coin magazines (especially Numismatic News), and tend to my garden

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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 decisions; if I had to place this on a percentage basis, I’d say that auctions represent at least 20 percent, taking into consideration other factors that may/may not impact collecting decisions.
Ron Tartarella
Plano, Texas
 
None at all

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Community Voice Response: June 9, 2020

From the May 15, 2020, Numismatic News E-NewsLetter
What are you doing to help encourage the next generation to take up coin collecting?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.
 
I am offering thousands of coins on the internet, scientifically described and not slabbed, to let new collectors get the emotional feeling which can’t be experienced in a plastic environment.
Dr

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Community Voice Response: June 2, 2020

From the May 8, 2020, Numismatic News E-NewsLetter
Are you exploring a new collecting avenue during COVID or focusing on your current collection?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.
 
Staying with my existing collection, organizing, documenting coins, and at the same time taking a break.
Name and Address Withheld
 
I am exploring a new avenue

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Community Voice Response: March 3, 2020

From the Feb. 7, 2020, Numismatic News E-NewsLetter
Have you come across any error coins in circulation or in an inherited collection? If so, what was it?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.
 
I’ve found a few “BIE” error coins,  a couple of RPMs, some strike-throughs, and a couple die breaks

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Community Voice Responses: Nov. 19, 2019

From the October 25 Numismatic News E-NewsLetter
How has your involvement with a club or organization enhanced your hobby experience?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers
 
The smartest decision I made was to join the Charlotte Coin Club years ago. There’s a huge amount of knowledge among the members that they are always willing to share. Plus, there are always some good deals available for purchase

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Community Voice Responses: Nov. 5, 2019

From the October 4 Numismatic News E-NewsLetter
Is attracting speculators good or bad for the hobby?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers
 
Some are good and some not so good. I’ve been collecting coins for a long time and like (some)other collectors, haven’t really thought much about grading if the coin looks good and it’s clean (not cleaned). I belong to several coin clubs & if I ask for some comments on grading, then I get lots of different comments

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Community Voice Response: October 22, 2019

From the September 27 Numismatic News E-Letter
Do you prefer participating in online auctions or in-person auctions and why?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter reader
 
I prefer live auctions. I enjoy the presence of fellow collectors and the opportunity to view the coins in person.
James L

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Community Voice Responses: Oct. 15, 2019

From the September 19 Numismatic News E-Letter
The ANA is asking about the location for future World’s Fair of Money shows. What do you think? Stay in Chicago, continue rotating, or move somewhere else?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter reader
 
I think it should move somewhere else.
Jay (Last name withheld)
Address Withheld
 
Keep it in Chicago

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If you had an unlimited budget, would you buy an 1879 Coiled Hair Stella or an 1894-S Barber dime?

From the August 29 Numismatic News E-Letter
If you had an unlimited budget, would you buy an 1879 Coiled Hair Stella or an 1894-S Barber dime?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers
 
I would buy a decent selection of 19th-Century Italian gold.
Krzysztof Fordonski
via Facebook
 
The Stella.
John Veach
via Facebook
 
Both? The 1894-S dime certainly gets more notoriety, though

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Community Voice Responses: Sept. 17, 2019

From the August 23 Numismatic News E-Letter
Are Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies a threat to the coin collecting hobby?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers
 
No. The more people are satisfied with fake coins, the more real coins for me.
Mark Silverman
Chicago, Ill

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Community Voice Responses: Sept. 10, 2019

From the August 16 Numismatic News E-Letter
What’s the best deal you have ever gotten that made you feel a bit guilty?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.
 
Best deal? I don’t know if this qualifies, but an elderly patron of the bar I worked gave me an envelope that said 28 foreign coins. I didn’t have time to look at it then because it was so busy

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Community Voice Responses: Aug 27, 2019

From the August 2 Numismatic News E-Letter
Should the IRS be taxing Precious Metals IRA purchases?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.
 
Yes, tax the IRA bullion at time of purchase then eliminate tax at time of sale like the Roth IRA.    
Joe Gorak
Carlsbad, Calif

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Community Voice Responses: Aug 20, 2019

From the July 26 Numismatic News E-Letter
Do you support the legislation to authorize the production of 2021 Morgan & Peace silver dollars?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.
 
Why not sell them as souvenirs of great collector coins? The mint, grading firms, modern coin dealers, tv show sellers will cash in big time. I’ll buy one example direct from the source if they make that possible

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Community Voice Responses: August 13, 2019

From the July 12 Numismatic News E-Letter
Has the inclusion of a 2019-W  Lincoln Cent in select Mint products influenced your buying decision this year?  Why or why not?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.
 
I had set plans to purchase each of the Mint’s Proof, Mint and Silver sets prior to the inclusion of the W-minted cents.  While I was not influenced personally, I did purchase an extra set of each for my younger brother and lifelong collecting partner

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Community Voice Responses: August 6, 2019

From the July 12 Numismatic News E-Letter
What tips/advice do you have for new collectors looking to find error coins?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.
 
Read, read, and read some more, books that is. Online info is also a good source if from from a reliable expert

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Community Voice Responses: July 30, 2019

From the July 5 Numismatic News E-Letter
What do you find most interesting about the SS Central America shipwreck finds?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.
 
I find most interesting are the San Francisco Mint Reserves, particularly the gold coins like that Double Eagle 1857-S with 970,000 minted, how many nice pieces will be returned to the collector market and how it will affect prices. Not that I can afford one mind you

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Community Voice Responses: July 16, 2019

From the June 21 Numismatic News E-Letter
Would you buy a coin that has not been authenticated?
If so, when? If not, why?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.
 
For the most part, yes. But if there are any questions about high value or key date coinage, it’s an extra bird in the hand so to speak

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Community Voice Responses: July 2, 2019

From the June 7 Numismatic News E-Letter
What rare coins will be popular in 100 years?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.
 
The Liberty of Thought  (aka Mercury) Silver Dime will always be a collector’s item as well as Walking Liberty Half Dollars. And any of the nineteenth century coins will demand collector interest, especially Bust type

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Community Voice Responses: June 25, 2019

From the May 31 Numismatic News E-Letter
Do you think a numismatic sales slump will hit this summer? Why or why not?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.
 
While the rarest coins in the highest MS/PR grades should not be affected, as there is a lot of money sloshing around among the nouveau riche [think: Silicon Valley IPO billionaires], the long-term prospects for the rest of the market are negative, simply because of the supply/demand curve. Have you walked around a coin show lately? If so, what percentage of those in attendance were Millennials?  Or even below age 50? Simply put, the hobby that the Baby Boom generation embraced is not being picked up by our younger generations in the numbers required to balance the supply and demand

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Community Voice Responses (June 4, 2019)

From the April 26 Numismatic News E-Letter
Following the conclusion of the Central States Numismatic Convention in Chicago, we’d like to know what you think the most important role of coin shows is within the hobby?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.
 
Oh boy is it ever important to go to a coin  show, look at the items up close, and to NOT buy them based on a claim or a picture shown on the internet!
Tom Demaree
Fridley, Minn.
 
The Major Shows across the Country are useful to those who can afford to travel to them, and rub elbows with true professionals within Numismatics

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