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My Two Cents’ Worth: Uncle Sam’s Art Disease

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 by
My Two Cents’ Worth: Uncle Sam’s Art Disease

From all indications, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) is an earnest, well-meaning panel that does its best to steer U.S. coinage art in a positive direction. … Why, then, have so many new coins issued in the decade since the CCAC’s founding read the rest of Ed Reiter’s column here.

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My Two Cents’ Worth: A Golden Year

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 by
My Two Cents’ Worth: A Golden Year

Where were you when COINage first came out? Unless you’re now 50 or older, it’s likely that you weren’t even born yet— for this magazine hit the stands for the very first time not quite half a century ago, with an issue dated Winter 1964. Read the rest of Senior Editor Ed Reiter’s column here.

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My Two Cents’ Worth: Heads You Lose, Tails You Lose

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 by
My Two Cents’ Worth: Heads You Lose, Tails You Lose

Two heads are better than one, so they say—but two heads plus two tails might turn out to be a case of subtraction by addition. That’s what I fear would happen if Congress adopted the ill-conceived and clumsily named American Liberty Coinage Program and Deficit Reduction Act recently introduced by a Kentucky congressman named Garland “Andy” Barr. Read […]

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My Two Cents’ Worth: Is Special JFK Coinage in Store?

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 by
My Two Cents’ Worth: Is Special JFK Coinage in Store?

Early this year, I suggested in this column that a one-time commemorative coin–perhaps a silver dollar–be issued to mark the 5oth anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s shocking assassination. This, I said, would be a way to channel the grief still felt keenly by read the rest of Senior Editor Ed Reiter’s column here.

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