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Gold Eagle starts strong in September

It’s a roller coaster ride when it comes to Mint bullion sales. Sales are up at the start of September for the American Eagle one-ounce gold bullion coin with 15,500 purchased as of Sept. 9. Total August sales of the … Continue reading

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Too many proof sets create buyer confusion

When the United States Mint began producing proof sets annually in 1950 collectors had one kind to choose from. Today, the Mint offers five different  annual proof sets. And that’s where the confusion for collectors sets in. “I’ll have customers … Continue reading

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Gold coins the best buy right now?

The price of gold hit $1,265 Sept. 3, the lowest since mid-June when it dropped from a relatively steady $1,300 to $1,243 over a month’s time. Are buyers taking notice? Not according to Gary Rosencrans, owner of Gary’s Coins, Wisconsin … Continue reading

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August gold, silver bullion sales low

August sales of bullion from the Mint were mediocre at best, despite low prices for precious metals. Gold American Buffalo bullion saw its second-lowest month at 8,000 coins sold, platinum American Eagle bullion had its fourth-lowest month at 700 coins … Continue reading

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Chicago gold Kennedys best

When it comes to the market for the 2014-W proof gold Kennedy half dollars, it seems to be all about the label. All three coin dealers interviewed said that Chicago labeled gold Kennedys were the best sellers. The demand for … Continue reading

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Sales go backward for gold Kennedy

Sales are going backward for the 2014-W proof gold Kennedy half dollar. On Aug. 17, the Mint reported it sold 63,521. On Aug. 24, the Mint reported that total was now 63,388, a loss of 133. The step backward is … Continue reading

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Standard Catalog of World Coins 5 Book Set

The five volumes listing the latest foreign coin values-the pinnacle of every coin reference library – are now offered as a special package. Krause Publications has gathered its award-winning price guides, covering five centuries of world coins. Rich in images … Continue reading

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Gold Kennedy sales taper off quickly

Sales have tapered off for the gold proof Kennedy half dollars. From Aug. 10 to Aug.17, only 1,180 were sold, a steep drop from the 62,341 that were sold from Aug. 5 to Aug. 10. The total sold as of … Continue reading

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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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