Author Archives: Connor Falk

Gold dime sales continue to fall

For the third consecutive week, 2016-W gold Centennial Mercury dime sales have fallen according to a United States Mint sales report. As of May 15, the total in collector $hands amounted to 117,695 coins out of a possible mintage of … Continue reading

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Deadly spider coin at $1,300

The Red Back Spider Dollar of Tuvalu has soared past the US$1,300 mark on the secondary market, more than 20 times issue price. In 2006 the first silver dollars in Tuvalu’s series of Deadly & Dangerous Australians were released by … Continue reading

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Life left in proofs?

While annual proof sets no longer draw in collectors like they once did, there’s still a market for them as gifts or a cost-effective way to collect the year’s proof coins. Julian Leidman said annual proof sets aren’t as popular … Continue reading

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Silver Eagle sales at 20 million

As of May 11, silver American Eagle bullion coin sales in 2016 stand at exactly 20 million coins. It will take sales of another 27 million to match 2015’s total sales of 47 million. With nearly eight months left, surpassing … Continue reading

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Gold Mercury dimes get top grade

I had a member of my local coin club ask me recently at a meeting if he should send in his 2016-W gold Mercury dime for grading. The answer boils down to what you plan to do with it. If … Continue reading

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Gold Mercury dime orders drop

After the 2016-W gold Centennial Mercury dime had a stunning sellout April 21 within an hour, the Mint has since audited sales and the total orders have dropped. As of May 1, 119,920 coins were reported sold. In its previous … Continue reading

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Gold Eagles fly high in first four sales months

Gold American Eagles moved quickly for the U.S. Mint’s Authorized Purchasers in the first four months of 2016. In fact, sales have doubled compared to the same period in 2015. Through April, the Mint sold its buyers 351,000 total troy … Continue reading

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Gold collector, bullion coins hot

Two highly anticipated Mint products arrived the week of April 18 to 22 and sales data shows collectors were buying gold coins in earnest. The 2016 silver proof set went on sale April 18. As a cornerstone of the set … Continue reading

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Gold Mercury dime hits market

A quick sellout always attracts attention from coin collectors and the 2016 gold Mercury dime is no different. On the secondary market, that means profits to those who placed orders. A quick survey on eBay shows resellers have wasted no … Continue reading

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Centennial issues strike cord with collectors

With the 2016 gold Mercury dime sold out at the Mint, coin dealers reselling them are seeing a rush by collectors who missed out. The coin is the first of three issues in 2016 commemorating the 1916 Mercury dime, Standing … Continue reading

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