Tax reality starts to clobber coin collectors

It does not pay to be a coin collector in Wisconsin. Or a paper money collector, for that matter. As the phrase goes, “reality bites.” Stack’s Bowers Galleries has issued a statement to its clients of what it needs to do after the Supreme Court decided that business needs to collect sales taxes on behalf […]

Will collectors like new coin buying website?

Can a website catering to stamp collectors break into the new issue coin market? Moreover, can a foreign website with prices in British pounds sterling appeal to coin collectors in the American market? Those are the two key questions facing a website called WOPA+. Admittedly, I had never heard of it, but that is not […]

Math test could earn collectors a profit

Have you ever done the math puzzles where a series of numbers are laid out and then you are asked what the next number is? Try it this morning. The numbers are 106,108, 39,281, 18,730 and 9,503. What is the next number in the sequence? The answer is something we would all like to know […]

Collectors divide on beauty of proofs

Collector opinions seem to be split roughly right down the middle when it comes to comparing reverse proofs to regular proofs. The ongoing sale of the 2018 San Francisco Silver Reverse Proof Set prompted me to ask readers about them. Results of our online poll show 43 percent think reverse proofs are less beautiful than […]