Author Archives: Connor Falk

Gold Kennedy sells well to no surprise

The gold Kennedy half dollar made quite a splash upon its release on Aug 5. Over the next five days, 62,341 were sold in a frenzy. Retail sales locations at Mint sites and the ANA convention suspended sales over security … Continue reading

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July bullion sales low; is August next?

July closed with the worst monthly bullion sales of the year for silver Eagles, America The Beautiful silver 5-ounce bullion, platinum Eagles and gold Buffaloes. Gold Eagles sales for July were the second-lowest of 2014. No additional gold Buffaloes or … Continue reading

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How to best save and read Numismatic News Express

Numismatic News Express is the electronic version of the weekly Numismatic News, appearing once a month. It’s a .pdf file, which is best read using Adobe .PDF Reader. Adobe .PDF Reader can be freely downloaded here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ Here’s how to … Continue reading

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Mint bullion bars the next collectible?

With Canada’s newest 10-ounce silver bullion bar design about to go on sale, collectors wonder if the bars themselves might have a value to them beyond their bullion content. “We are one of the largest sellers of Royal Canadian Mint … Continue reading

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Mint launches first of Kennedy sets

Signals of a Kennedy coin buying frenzy are here. On July 24, the Mint released the 50th Anniversary Kennedy half dollar uncirculated set. Collectors bought 84,593 sets over four days. Consumers also show interest in the 2014 Kennedy half dollar … Continue reading

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Coolidge First Spouse gold on sale

The 2014 Grace Coolidge First Spouse half-ounce gold coin went on sale July 17. Buyers purchased 645 of the uncirculated coins and 896 of the proof coins over the first few days after going on sale. Sales for the Florence … Continue reading

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Coin show hurt by Minnesota law

Coin dealers and collectors are upset about the way the new Minnesota coin dealer registration law has hurt their local coin show. Andrew Swammi, coin dealer and coordinator of the Roseville Coin Show held July 12 in Roseville, Minn., said … Continue reading

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First Spouse Harding gold sales begin

The Florence Harding First Spouse half-ounce gold coins, both uncirculated and proof, went on sale July 10. Buyers bought 574 of the uncirculated coin and 907 of the proof coin in the first few days of sales, which is not … Continue reading

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Confusion follows Minnesota coin law

Coin dealers are confused and frustrated over a new Minnesota law requiring coin dealers with annual sales of $5,000 or more to register with the state. “I think it impacted many more people than the law was designed to address,” … Continue reading

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Coin sales start slowly for Mint in July

With sales affected by the Mint’s Fourth of July holiday closure, many items, including bullion, saw little change. Only 389 Arches 5-ounce collector coins were sold the past week, a coin that was selling fast a couple of weeks ago. … Continue reading

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