Author Archives: Connor Falk

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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Harding $250 coin boxes are sold out

The Mint has reported that the Harding $250 Presidential dollar Philadelphia box is sold out and the Denver box may soon follow. From its release to its reported off sale date, buyers purchased 6,995 units. The Denver offering will likely … Continue reading

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Coin grading skills prevent costly mistakes

Learning how to accurately grade coins will take time, but is worth it when it comes to avoiding costly mistakes. John Krupka, owner of Point Coin, Stevens Point, Wis., said overgrading is a common issue for both buyers and sellers. … Continue reading

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October bullion sales start off big

October’s bullion sales in just the first week are impressive after a strong showing in September. Silver American Eagles saw purchases in the first week of October at 2,250,000, well over half the total September sales amount of 4,140,000. Gold … Continue reading

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Collector buying slows

As falling gold and silver prices entice bullion buyers, is there anyone out there still buying collector coins rather than bullion? “I think collectors are holding off on the more common gold coins because of the uncertainty over the price … Continue reading

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September bullion sales second best

September platinum, silver and gold bullion sales were the second best this year so far in terms of ounces sold. Platinum American Eagles, facing weak sales and a sales cut-off date of Oct. 1, had 2,700 ounces sold in September. … Continue reading

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Silver Kennedy set bigger than gold Kennedy?

The U.S. Mint is planning the perfect culmination for its 50th anniversary Kennedy half dollar offerings when the silver set goes on sale Oct. 28. “I think the silver set will outshine the gold Kennedy half dollar,” said David Hendrickson, … Continue reading

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Bullion sales up with low metal prices

Authorized Purchasers are placing more bullion orders from the U.S. Mint as precious metals prices go lower and lower. Sales of the one-ounce gold bullion American Eagle were up between last report on Sept. 16 and Sept. 23, rising from … Continue reading

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Platinum Eagle cutoff meets apathy

Despite an announcement from the Mint Sept. 8 that it would end sales of the 2014 platinum American Eagle bullion coin on Oct. 1, buyers only purchased 200 coins since the announcement. Gold Eagles saw a boost in sales, with  … Continue reading

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