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David Ganz and Alan Herbert/Numismatic News  
 

 
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 Posted 03/20/2018  9:34 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jpsned to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I subscribed to Numismatic News back in the early to mid-1970s, and remember these two columnists. Herbert wrote a column about mint errors and Ganz had a more general column. Herbert was older and Ganz looked like he was 10.

Just wanted to see if anybody else remembers these two guys?
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 Posted 03/20/2018  10:08 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Alan the Answerman!

His section was called Coin Clinic. My dad had lots of old coin collecting books and magazines that I used to read.

He passed away like 5 years ago. Wayne Homren wrote him a nice obituary which is how I learned that he had passed on.

I don't remember Ganz as much except for him being elected ANA president a number of years ago. I know he wrote some books on investing in coins but not sure what else he got around to. A quick Google search says he was a lawyer and also a politician!
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 Posted 03/20/2018  10:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jpsned to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ah yes, Coin Clinic. I wrote to Alan about my XF 1864-L IHC, which appears to have some doubling. He wrote back and explained that from the sound of it, it was a "close double-strike." I still have that letter somewhere.
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 Posted 03/20/2018  11:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I used to buy a few backdate issues of Numismatic News decades ago, when I was about knee height to a grasshopper.
I certainly remember these two columnists as well.
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 Posted 03/21/2018  09:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Atlas642 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I enjoyed reading Alan Herbert's column as well. He was very insightful and knowledgeable.

You can easily find inexpensive copies of Coin Clinic and Coin Clinic 2 online. They contain his columns, sorted by topic.
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