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Dollars and Sense, hosted by Patrick Heller, keeps you up-to-date and knowledgeable on economic, currency, and commodity issues.

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LCS’s Heller Honored Three Times During National Convention!

Dollars and Sense
August 11, 2017 4:00 PM

On August 3, during the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money Convention in Denver, Colorado, Liberty Coin Service Communications Officer Patrick A. Heller was honored three times. The ANA recognized him as the 2017 recipient of the Exemplary Service Award. From the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) he was honored as the 2017 recipient of the Best Dealer Newsletter or Magazine and Best Radio Report.

Tom Coulson, CEO of Liberty Coin Service, said, “The Exemplary Service Award is given to those who have served the ANA and its Mission. Pat has served on ANA committees for twelve years, including eight years as a chair or co-chair. For the past three years, he volunteered his time as an ANA-certified numismatic exhibit judge. In addition, he has been extremely active in promoting the ANA’s mission to use money as an educational tool. Over the decades, Pat has made hundreds of presentations at schools, taught classes on coin collecting, and made countless presentations across the country to Scout organizations, 4-H groups, numismatic clubs, churches, and a variety or adult organizations. He was previously honored by the ANA with a Presidential Award in 2008 and with the Harry Forman Numismatic Dealer of the Year Award.”

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Excerpts from the Annual American Numismatic Association Conference and More

Dollars and Sense
July 31, 2017 4:00 PM

Patrick Heller talks with Rod Gillis, Education Director for the American Numismatic Association at the American Numismatic Association Conference in March 2017. Patrick also talks about the current financial market and more! 

(Including how cities and states could be facing more and more budget challenges going forward, with new reporting requirements).

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LCS’s Heller Helped Change Laws In Four Other States In 2017!

Dollars and Sense
July 28, 2017 5:00 PM

When North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 434 into law on July 25, a law that exempts the retail sales of legal tender coins and currency and precious metals bullion from sales and use taxes in that state, it became the fourth state thus far in 2017 where Liberty Coin Service Communications Officer Patrick A. Heller helped to change a law.

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Liberty Coin Survey Results

Dollars and Sense
December 23, 2016 5:00 PM

White-Tailed Buck In Front Of Pictured Rocks Is Most Popular Design For 2018 Michigan Quarter

LANSING, MI  December 14, 2016— Out of 13 possible designs, the one featuring a white-tailed buck in front of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore was by far the most popular choice to appear on the forthcoming 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters® to honor Michigan in a survey of schools, coin collectors, and the general public conducted by Lansing’s Liberty Coin Service.

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Liberty Coins Acquires Rare 1945 Detroit Tigers/Chicago Cubs World Series Game 1 Ticket

Dollars and Sense
October 28, 2016 11:00 AM

This week Liberty Coins purchased at its store, a high quality rarity—a 1945 ticket for the Detroit Tigers hosting the Chicago Cubs in World Series Game 1. 

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Fabricating Historical U.S. Coins

Dollars and Sense
September 14, 2016 9:00 AM

Patrick A. Heller speaks with Jesse Patrick of the Patrick Mint in Santa Rosa, California. Jesse began working as a coin dealer in Detroit, where he grew up.  He began the Patrick Mint to begin producing tokens and medals that bear similarities to historical US Coins. Most of these issues were used for advertising by the businesses and customers that commissioned the jobs, The Patrick Mint also fabricated the Alongside Night ¼ Ounce Gold and Silver Commemoratives for the movie Alongside for which Patrick A. Heller was Executive Producer and financier.

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Designing for the U.S. Mint

Dollars and Sense
September 13, 2016 4:30 PM

Patrick A. Heller talks with John Mercanti, former Chief Engraver for the United States Mint from 2006-2010.  Mercanti designed 100 coins and medals while working at the US Mint since 1974, beginning as an illustrator. Among his most famous coins are the reverse design for the US Silver Eagle Dollars that have been struck annually since 1986.

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Trading in your Paper Money!

Dollars and Sense
July 18, 2016 3:00 PM

Shane Trejo, Executive Director of the Michigan Tenth Amendment Center talks with host Patrick A. Heller in July's episode of 'Dollars and Sense'. The interview was conducted at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing during the Libertarian Party of Michigan state convention. 

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Keys To Economic Freedom!

Dollars and Sense
July 18, 2016 1:00 PM

Brett Bittner, Executive Director of the Advocates for Self-Government (founded in 1985) talks with Patrick A. Heller at the Libertarian Party of Michigan state convention in this portion of July's Dollar and Sense.

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Liberty Coins Giving Away More Free Money To Students!

Dollars and Sense
June 28, 2016 3:00 PM

 LANSING, Mich. June 28, 2016 - Following its successful Free Money giveaway on Saturday June 18, Liberty Coins will continue to give away free coins to incoming kindergarten through high school students from now up to Labor Day.  Students will be able to select and keep up to six foreign coins each day from a treasure chest at the store in the Frandor Shopping Center.  As a bonus, Liberty will track the schools attended by children to donate a 20-pound bag of foreign coins (about 3,000 pieces) to the school whose students visit the store most often between now and Labor Day.

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