Author Archives: Richard Giedroyc

Document your collection

“Document your collection” was the cautionary phrase used by Ancient Coin Collectors Guild spokesman and attorney Peter Tompa as he gave an update of the status of cultural patrimony seizures Jan. 13 during the New York International Numismatic Convention. Collectors … Continue reading

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Morgans take some hits in steady market

The coin market appears to be steady, unlike the stock market, but there is no noticeable momentum in either direction. Recent stock price swings are impacting discretionary funds. There are specialized pockets within the scarce to rare coin market sector … Continue reading

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Dealers buy gold but collectors don’t

The recent stock market correction has had an impact on the business of coins. Gold is selling, believe it or not. But it is not selling to collectors. Instead, it is being scooped up by dealers. It appears the reason … Continue reading

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Illegal treasure hunting active in Romania

The circumstances under which a nation exerts its right to its cultural patrimony are increasingly being applied worldwide through Memorandum of Understanding and other agreements. Due to rampant smuggling and illegal excavations during 2017, Romania was thrust onto the front … Continue reading

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Gold round of Mali to feature hummingbird

A gold bullion issue featuring a hummingbird is being planned by mining concerns in the African nation of Mali. Why the hummingbird? No explanation was given, other than the company’s name is Hummingbird Resources PLC. It was founded in 2005 … Continue reading

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Buyers of coin bargains active in marketplace

Bargain hunting may be the watchword within the scarce to rare segment of the coin market. There are indications a significant number of collectors and perhaps speculators who know what they are doing are purchasing better date and superior condition … Continue reading

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Polymer showcased as coinage ‘metal’

Are you familiar with pork being advertised as “the other white meat?” How does it sound if a mint was to hawk polymer as “the other coinage metal?” News about the innovative polymer coins is a highlight of the new … Continue reading

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Collector coins lag behind bullion rally

The coin market continues to be a mixed bag, with the recent appreciation in gold and silver directly impacting the bullion American Eagles and indirectly the bullion-related common date coins. Gains in bullion appeared to have no influence on the … Continue reading

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Coins replace notes in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (better known as MBS) has been in the news recently for flexing his financial muscle in advance of inheriting the thrown from his father, … Continue reading

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Rare coins on verge of joining bullion rally

Are investors quietly taking advantage of current coin prices? The thin available supply of many issues appears to be increasingly sensitive to virtually any increase in demand. Values have remained stagnant for several years, but the recent increases in the … Continue reading

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