Author Archives: Connor Falk

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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2015 ATB silver proof set on sale

The United States Mint opened sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful quarters silver proof set on Feb. 20 and buyers were excited. The Mint reported 46,681 sets were ordered by Feb. 22. This total is just shy of the … Continue reading

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Any competitors for silver Eagle?

When it comes to demand for the silver American Eagle bullion coin, is there anywhere else to go but up? Kenneth Lewis, chief operating officer of APMEX, Oklahoma City, Okla., said that the silver Eagle market has grown over the … Continue reading

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2015 Kennedy halves go on sale

The United States Mint released the 2015 Kennedy half dollar, featuring the 1964 Kennedy design, on Feb. 12. Buyers purchased 10,006 two-roll sets and 3,095 200-coin bags as of Feb. 15. The Kennedy 50th anniversary silver set has broken the … Continue reading

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Truman, 2015 quarters released

The first Presidential coin of 2015, the Harry S. Truman dollar, was released Feb. 5. By Feb. 8, buyers purchased 8,605 Philadelphia and 7,747 Denver 25-count rolls, 704 Philadelphia and 729 Denver $100 bags and 3,477 Philadelphia and 2,294 Denver … Continue reading

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Bell lines make big difference for Franklins

You know those little lines across the Liberty Bell on the reverse of the Franklin half dollar? Those can mean the difference between a Franklin half being worth a couple hundred dollars or a couple thousand. Lee Crane, owner of … Continue reading

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World of Hunting – Red Deer Coin

Even prehistoric man of the Old Stone Age (Paleolithic age) hunted. Hunting provided them with food and supplied them with other valuable by-products such as fur, bones and sinews. Advanced ancient civilizations revered divinities related to hunting, for example the … Continue reading

Hunter? Naturalist? Add this Red Deer coin to your collection today.
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Slabs boost Buffalo nickel series

Is your Buffalo nickel set ready for slabbing? If you want to sell it easily, it had better be. Alex Panchecho, owner of Tipsico Coin, Corvallis, Ore., said that the market for Buffalo nickel series seems to be shifting. “The … Continue reading

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Marshals commemoratives released

The 2015 U.S. Marshals Service  commemorative coins released Jan. 29 to lackluster sales. In the first day, only 14,212 proof and 7,649 uncirculated half dollars were sold along with 24,057 proof and 10,200 uncirculated dollars. The gold $5 saw just … Continue reading

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Coin of the Year book honors three decades of awards

A new book chronicling more than three decades of Coin of the Year Award winning coins will be released in June by Krause Publications. “Coin of the Year: Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftsmanship” by … Continue reading

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