Category Archives: Letters to the editor

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 26, June 23, 2020 issue] help me decide whether or not I might want to do business with a dealer. Such articles should include both advertisers and non-advertisers to be truly helpful (otherwise they become “infomercials”)

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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. I thought it was a cool find considering I’m in Florida

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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 canceled amid dim prospects that public gatherings of over 10 people will be allowed by local governments

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Letters to the Editor: June 30, 2020

‘W’ Quarter Find Renews Collecting Passion
I would like to give my opinion on the “W” quarters program. I have been a collector for about 65 years, and in the last few years I have been keeping up on the hobby through Numismatic News but not making any new purchases.
I started looking for the “W” quarters and found one

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Letters to the Editor: June 23, 2020

‘Coin Finds’ Inspiration
I just finished reading my latest Numismatic News (April 28 issue), and I very much enjoyed the new article “Coin Finds.” Since 1999, I’ve been searching coin rolls, pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and half dollars (mostly pennies and half dollars). I would like to talk about pennies

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Letters to the Editor: June 2, 2020

What Type Set is This?
I used to collect Standing Liberty quarters in Fine condition. Several of them had evidence of clash marks like a star in the field. Error coins are caused by mishaps during the production cycle and are one of a kind

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Letters to the Editor: May 12, 2020

Profitable Collecting Takes Patience
The April 14 edition of Numismatic News was excellent! Working from home has not affected your ability to put out a great product.
The “Viewpoint” by CPA Ron Thompson was insightful. With most of the piece easy to agree with, a few ideas may be viewed differently

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Letters to the Editor: May 5, 2020

Hunt Continues Despite Series ‘Roadblocks’
I have always wanted to assemble a complete collection of one or more coin denominations, but it seems there are at least one or two roadblocks in each coin series. For example, the 1916-D Liberty dime, the 1916 Standing Liberty quarter, or the 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent, just to name a few. Going back into the 19th century gets even worse, with more and more “key dates” needed to complete a collection

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Letters to the Editor: April 28, 2020

Scout Coin Collecting Program a Great Success
Scouts from Troop 18 in Knoxville, Tenn., recently attended a Knoxville Coin & Currency Show to work on the BSA Coin Collecting Merit Badge. Attending the coin show completed one of their requirements and also enabled the scouts to complete their collections requirements if they were missing any coins while assembling at home

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Letters to the Editor: April 14, 2020

1982 Small ‘D’ Cent
I’m pretty sure I found a 1982-D small-print penny. How do I go about finding its worth and selling it?
Mondo Sosa
Address Withheld

 
In Response to Mueller Error Coin
In regards to Christian Mueller’s error coin in the March 17 Letters section, I have been an error/die variety collector for three decades. I am also a  member of CONECA

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Letters to the Editor: March 3, 2020

New 2021 Silver Eagle Proposed Design
Again, America loses an opportunity to make a great design. The new eagle is great on the reverse, but arrows should be in the eagle’s claws, not olive branches. It continues to make America look weak just like the obverse with Walking Liberty

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Letters to the Editor: Nov. 26, 2019

Commemorative Coin Subject
I would personally like to see a commemorative coin depicting the True Desire of the Founding Fathers’ intentions of having a non-partisan government. The country has strayed so far from the original intention. I have actually been to vote where I would not be allowed at the polls unless I declared one of two parties

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Letters to the Editor: Oct. 29, 2019

Cleaning a Coin
When a grading service renders a coin improperly cleaned that implies there is a way to properly clean a coin. What are those ways? I thought any kind of cleaning was a no-no!
Rodney Pelles
Toccoa, Ga.
 
Innovation Coins
Thanks to my e-mail alerts from the U

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Letters to the Editor: Oct. 15, 2019

Finally Found a W Quarter
After looking at literally thousands of 2019 quarters, I finally found my first W mint. It is a Lowell quarter, and I didn’t find it in a bankroll. I was rolling up quarters from the pool table at work and found just this one example

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Letters to the Editor: Oct. 1, 2019

DissapointMINT
Last May 28, I filled out a Mint form telling them I was missing a bonus cent from three I was supposed to receive.
In the box they were shipped in, the three cents were in a small cellophane bag, but the ends were open and not taped or stapled. I searched every part of the shipping box and the missing cent was not there

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Letters to the Editor: August 27, 2019

Lowell W Quarter
I had a crazy couple of weeks, so I’m not sure where I received this coin. When things settled down I went through my change and found this!
That’s right! I found a Lowell W quarter! They are out there. Just keep your eyes open and keep hunting

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Letters to the Editor: July 16,2019

1986 ASE Coin Clinic Question
I noticed that Mercanti mentions the Denver Mint as a contributor in the production of the 1986 Bullion Strike ASE in his books on the subject. Does anyone know if the Denver Mint saved one? It would seem strange if they didn’t. There are no availabe records of how many were minted at Denver, either

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Letters to the Editor: July 9, 2019

2019 Floating Head Penny
I am writing to you about the 2019 Floating Head Penny from your June 4, 2019 issue of Numismatic News.
Would you answer my question regarding the article? My question is, is the head larger than the 2018 pennies?
I am concerned about the coin collectors and your subscribers. You do not apply answers that people ask you

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Letters to the Editor: June 25, 2019

2019 AMP “W” Quarters
Can anyone answer if the quarters at this event were “seeded” with 2019 AMP “W” quarters? Per the article in the May 28, 2019 issue of NN, it says there were more than 1,000 students and 200 coin enthusiasts. Someone may know that answer. Usually a bank is named in the article who was in charge of releasing the quarters, but none was listed

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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
 
UNC premium 2019-W cent?
You know what would be the bomb? If they [the U

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Letters to the Editor (April 16, 2019)

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Boy Scout seeks advice
I just completed the coin collecting merit badge for the Boy Scouts of America and I wanted to learn more

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Letters to the Editor (April 2, 2019)

What is the origin of this Moon Landing Coin & Stamp Commemoratives set?
Mystery coin & stamp set
I hope you can help me. I have three sets of the Moon Landing Coin & Stamp Commemoratives pictured here. I was told by a friend of mine that the post office issued these sets

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Letters to the Editor (February 26, 2019)

Circulation coin search yields 1881 Indian cent
Just a note to let you know that I found an 1881 Indian Head cent in about good; just wear, no scratches, just nice.
Bob Atwater
Conway, S.C

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Letters to the Editor (February 12, 2019)

Innovation dollar coin not needed after four flops
When will it ever stop? As the government steps into it with yet another long-drawn-out project (Innovation dollars) to last 14 years, “they” don’t realize this new series is not going to circulate.
There are already four small dollar coins just sitting in bank vaults throughout the nation because they are disliked. Why? The “paper” dollar bill is still out and circulating by the billions

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Letters to the Editor (February 5, 2019)

Photo of proof Morgan suits silver dollar collector
Thank you for the images of the proof Morgans in NN Express.
Just purchased my final Morgan dollar, an 1894. This was a collection over many years from several vendors

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Letters to the Editor (January 22, 2019)

Royal Canadian Mint now collecting sales tax
Back in 1987 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts passed a law which exempted from Massachusetts sales tax purchases of precious metals, collectible coins and sets, which total $1,000 or greater. They left in place the Massachusetts sales tax on purchases of $999 or less.
The Royal Canadian Mint since then has not charged the Massachusetts state sales tax, but it has paid the tax to Massachusetts on behalf of its customers

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Letters to the Editor (January 1, 2019)

The wait for listing in guide slows down authentication
I have some 2015-P Homestead doubled-die reverse quarters. What I do not understand is that PCGS does not recognize this variety until it is in the Cherrypickers’ Guide. I would like to be first to have them graded by PCGS

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Letters to the Editor (December 18, 2018)

Mint does not distribute coins to local banks
It never ceases to amaze me that even the most seasoned and esteemed numismatists do not understand how United States coinage goes from manufacturing to circulation.
In Harvey Stack’s Viewpoint column (Nov. 18, 2018), he blamed the U

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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 stickers on it also, it should be a higher grade. I bought it for $500, but I plan to crack it out, resubmit, and then resubmit to all the sticker companies again

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Letters to the Editor (November 27, 2018)

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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

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CoinWeek to Deliver Presentation at World Mint Directors Conference in Bangkok

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ….   To our readers, a quick note: For the next week I will be in Bangkok, Thailand, site of the 2016 World Mint Director’s Conference. CoinWeek was invited to deliver a presentation at the conference and our topic will be on Modern Coins and the Secondary Market for these issues. […]

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