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2008 mint and proof sets strong

Mint sets have shown little change with the exception of a flurry of interest in the Special Mint Sets of 1965-1967 and some strong buying of the 2008 set, which seems to be in very short supply.

Proof sets are active with no declines lately. There are about a dozen increases. Some are caused by the rise in silver bullion. The 2008 set shines here as well.

Precious metals just continue to follow the dollar’s trend. It is a real tug-of-war. Prices are nearly the same as last week, The new 2009 one-ounce Buffalo is starting to be delivered and premiums have diminished rapidly to a normal level. The question here is will there be a low mintage with production starting so late on the calendar?

Generic U.S. gold continues active with a new focus on the $2.50 Liberty and the Type 1 $20 Liberty issues. Supplies are thin on these as they always have been. Watch out for nice counterfeits on the $2.50 issues. These were very common coming out of Lebanon in the 1960s.

Peace dollars are relatively quiet. Just the opposite picture though for the generic Mint State-66s and -67s.

For Morgans common Carson City issues have declined in the lower Mint State grades the 1880-CC has also joined its less expensive sisters.

Mint sets have shown little change with the exception of a flurry of interest in the special mint sets and some strong buying of the 2008 set which seems to be in very short supply.

Proof sets are active with no declines lately and about a dozen increases some caused simply by the rise in silver bullion. Here as in the mint sets the 2008 set shines.

E-mail harrymkrause@optonline.net.

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