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- Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016) Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite a surprise to me. Although I had the past honor to serve as the chairman of ...
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Author Archives: Pat Heller
The overall economy has an impact on supply and demand for numismatic and precious metals products. When there is a general sense of prosperity, there is greater demand for discretionary items, which are items beyond what is needed for everyday … Continue reading
As you probably know, dealers don’t quote the same prices for identical merchandise. It takes time and effort to check prices from multiple sellers. If you are checking on items selling for bullion-related prices, how do you know if you … Continue reading
The antibacterial properties of silver were known 2,000 years ago. Back in the days of the Roman Empire, people knew enough to throw silver coins into water cisterns as a low tech way to kill germs – despite not yet … Continue reading
In intraday trading on the Shanghai Gold Exchange on Monday, July 4, the spot price of silver reached $21.13 per ounce, up about 53 percent since the end of 2015. In the June 1, 2016, issue of my “Liberty’s Outlook,” … Continue reading
The vote June 23 in Great Britain calling for that nation to leave the European Union is triggering, and will continue to trigger, dramatic global financial changes. Even people of such widely diverse backgrounds and orientations as globalist hedge fund … Continue reading
A key draw to initial and repeat business is how well any kind of business can develop a contact or visit with a prospective customer into a positive “experience.” Between having the merchandise available and competing on the basis of … Continue reading
At the end of 2015, the electronic currency called Bitcoin was trading for about $430. It was over $700 early this week. As of Wednesday, its price was around $686, up almost 60 percent year to date. What is going … Continue reading
As the prices of precious metals escalate, the accuracy of weight and purity can make a difference. For example, an exact-weight 1,000 troy ounce silver bar of .999 purity can have as much as one ounce of other components. In … Continue reading
What are today’s best values in numismatics in terms of future appreciation prospects? On the other side, which numismatic items seem to be overvalued now and, therefore, have the poorest potential future gains, or even the possibility of price declines? … Continue reading