Author Archives: Connor Falk

Time to buy bullion with silver at low?

The price of silver is at its lowest point since February 2010. Should potential buyers be looking to get in at the present 5-year lows, or will sitting on the sidelines continue to be rewarded with still lower prices? When … Continue reading

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Should Liberty designs be put on the dime and quarter?

Editor Dave Harper wants to know: Should Liberty designs be put on the dime and quarter? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing Dave Harper here: Dave.Harper@fwcommunity.com. … Continue reading

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March of Dimes, gold Eagle proofs on sale

First day sales of the March of Dimes commemorative silver dollar, which released on March 13, are low with only 7,940 uncirculated and 16,436 proof coins sold. A three-coin set featuring the proof commemorative and two dimes comes out on … Continue reading

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March gold Eagle sales beat February’s

In terms of total ounces sold, gold American Eagle sales as of March 10 outsold February’s total by 1,000 ounces. Authorized Purchasers also ordered 1,373,500 silver American Eagles in the same time, though far from the 3,022,000 purchased in February. … Continue reading

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In 20 years will the grading system have 100 points instead of 70?

Editor Dave Harper wants to know: In 20 years will the grading system have 100 points instead of 70? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below. Some articles on the … Continue reading

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Good money spent on poor coins

Poor-1 (PO-1) is the lowest grade a coin can be, where the coin is little more than a metal disk. So why are collectors going after these badly worn coins? Greg Allen, owner of Greg Allen Coins, St. Paul, Minn., … Continue reading

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February Eagles post decline

Low silver and gold prices are keeping the United States Mint’s bullion orders down, the latest sales data show. Comparing February of 2014 to February 2015 in terms of total ounces sold, purchases of gold American Eagles are down 40 … Continue reading

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March bullion sales tiptoe ahead

March bullion sales as of March 5 stand at 2,250 one-ounce, 2,000 half-ounce, 2,000 quarter-ounce and 10,000 tenth-ounce gold Eagles. Authorized Purchasers also ordered 587,000 silver Eagles and 1,500 gold Buffaloes. The U.S. Marshals $5 gold uncirculated coin saw a … Continue reading

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Lincoln Wheat cents continue to dazzle

Lincoln Wheat cents, one of the most collected coin series, are always popular. What’s been selling well recently? Anything unique or good quality, Charmy Harker, Irvine, Calif., said. Harker, also known as The Penny Lady, pointed to toned Lincoln cents … Continue reading

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Do you call it cleaning or conserving?

“Cleaning” or “conserving” a coin? These are two words that might seem to mean the same thing, but they often don’t. The distinction often boils down to whether a coin is in the hands of an expert, or an amateur. … Continue reading

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