Author Archives: Connor Falk

Rationed silver Eagles return to market

As rationing silver American Eagles begins again, the Mint has managed to sell a small amount. On Nov. 17 and Nov. 18, 1,310,000 silver Eagles were sold, bringing the November total so far to 2,570,000. The 2014 Baseball Hall of … Continue reading

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Barber coinage attracts fans

President Theodore Roosevelt called the series of dimes, quarters and halves designed by Charles E. Barber “artistically of atrocious hideousness,” but that’s not stopping determined Barber coin collectors. “I think that the market is nice and strong right now,” Glenn … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Commemorate Apollo 11 moon landing

On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 lunar module touched down on the moon, putting mankind on its surface. A short time later, astronaut Neil Armstrong took those first steps onto its surface, saying, “That’s one small step for [a] … Continue reading

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Everglades ATB quarter released Nov. 3

The Everglades National Park quarter, the final America the Beautiful quarter for 2014, released Nov. 3. As of Nov. 9, collectors purchased 988 Philadelphia (P), 950 Denver (D) and 2,646 San Francisco (S) 100-coin bags. They also bought 7,349 two-roll … Continue reading

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Dealers refuse Minnesota business over law

Under Minnesota law, selling a 1794 Flowing Hair dollar as a resident or to a resident would require you to get a license as a bullion coin dealer. That’s because the coin surpasses the one percent precious metals content to … Continue reading

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Everglades bullion 5-ounce sells 22,000

The first weekly sales report of the 2014 Everglades 5-ounce silver bullion coin indicates that 22,000 have been purchased. This places the coin well over sales of the previous release, the Great Sand Dunes, currently at 16,400. Sales of the … Continue reading

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Kennedy set trading starts at triple price

Will the 2014 four coin silver Kennedy half dollar set outshine the gold Kennedy half and prove that all that glitters isn’t gold? Even before the U.S. Mint’s release of the set priced at $99.95, a pre-sale Kennedy silver set … Continue reading

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Roosevelt dollar and medal set released

Sales of the Roosevelt Presidential Dollar and First Spouse Medal Set began Oct. 21, with buyers purchasing 1,464 sets as of Oct. 26. That figure is already 330 more than the Hoover set, which came out the week before. Also … Continue reading

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Arches 5-ounce outsells Shenandoah

The U.S. Mint reports that as of Oct. 19, the Arches 5-ounce silver collector coin has outsold the previous release, the Shenandoah 5-ounce coin. Buyers have purchased 26,923 Arches coins compared to Shenandoah’s sales of 26,916. Both are still available. … Continue reading

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Classic commemoratives to wake up?

It takes one word for Mike Printz of Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. in Chicago to sum up the classic commemorative coin market: “Slow.” Classic commemoratives issued from 1892 to 1954 have been weak for some time, said Printz, senior numismatist … Continue reading

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