Author Archives: Debbie Bradley

Mint Stats: McHenry quarter set sales take off

The 2013 Fort McHenry quarters three-coin set gave the other America the Beautiful coin sets a run for their money in its first week of sales tallying 9,398. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Reverse proof Buffalo gains more fans

  With the window closing on the opportunity to buy the reverse proof one-ounce gold Buffalo coin, about another 5,000 of the coins were sold this past week. Sales hit 37,314, almost three times the number of regular one-ounce Buffalo … Continue reading

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Mongolian ram coin a beauty

Around here we call it the ram coin, and that certainly does not do it justice. The 2013 Argali-Ovis Ammon 500 togrog silver coin issued by the Bank of Mongolia is a beautiful coin. It just takes a mouthful to … Continue reading

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Don’t miss this bargain

When I first stumbled upon North American Coins & Prices, I couldn’t believe it contained all that it did for such a low price. Everyone loves a two-fer deal, but this is a three-fer. Continue reading

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Better than a sweater any day

Snakes. You either love them or hate them. There’s not much middle ground. But that’s right where I stand. Continue reading

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Get the paper money CD before the book

If you’re like me, you appreciate the conveniences of technology. I can talk to my friends and family no matter where I am. I can even see my son, who is studying in Uruguay, thanks to Skype. (Honey, please shave … Continue reading

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It’s all about knowing your coins

It’s Friday, so we’ll make the questions simple. Do you collect U.S. coins? Do you like reading about their history? Do you want to know what they’re worth? Do you like to put new cents into albums? Do you want … Continue reading

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Grandaddy of all price guides arrives

We walked into our monthly numismatics division business update meeting on Thursday and there it was, strategically placed on the front table. Continue reading

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Editor’s Pick: Buy the book before you buy the coin

I was about 7 years old when my Grandpa showed me an old tin of coins he had stashed under his workbench in the basement. It was filled with pennies. In a separate container were some fancier cents, at least … Continue reading

2014 U.S. Coin Digest 12th Edition
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Mint Stats: Brisk sales for White Mountain 5 oz

Investors and collectors are buying the White Mountain 5-ounce silver bullion and numismatic collector coins at rates far ahead of 2012 issued coins. Continue reading

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