Author Archives: Richard Giedroyc

Cashless movement makes gains

Coin collectors are looking towards a busy fall season. The general public continues to take not only coins but bank notes for granted as a part of our everyday financial life. Increasingly, people outside the United States are beginning to … Continue reading

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No action in key dates as metals rise

Common date, common condition silver and gold U.S. coins had been appreciating in value in tandem with the accelerating spot prices of these metals. However, in the last few days, the two metals fell. Is this a short-term correction to … Continue reading

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Look to key dates to find bargains

If you collect key date, condition rarity, or limited edition coins, you may have noticed recently that few of these coins have been appreciating in value. Such coins as higher condition Carson City Morgan silver dollars have been decreasing in … Continue reading

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Will the euro survive?

Despite setbacks by the Theresa May Conservative Party government, Great Britain still plans to exit the European Union. The possibility of France following evaporated with the election of Emmanuel Macron as president. The Netherlands voted to retain the status quo … Continue reading

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Precious metals push coin prices ahead

Gold neared a one-year high as this commentary was being written. The gold and silver American Eagle bullion coin prices are appreciating as a direct result. Popularly collected common date, common condition 19th and 20th century gold and silver composition … Continue reading

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Advancing metals takes coin prices higher

Coin collecting and investing may have just gotten an unexpected shot in the arm. The spot price of silver bullion reached $17.50 an ounce this week, with gold holding at a value of more than $1,300 an ounce for the … Continue reading

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Bullion, not auctions, driving market

The interest in Morgan silver dollars appears to be increasing, but the prices are not. Pricing for this series continues to be a mixed bag, with values weakening in some sectors, but with some random plus signs that appear to … Continue reading

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Copper coins do better than others

Gold and silver have achieved new and higher trading ranges from a month ago. The good news is that according to the World Gold Council’s Aug. 3 report, gold ingot and coin sales increased by 11 percent in the first … Continue reading

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Take advantage of current weakness

If you have an interest in Morgan silver dollars, this might be your moment to buy. Supply is outpacing demand for upper level quality and scarcer date Morgan dollars, resulting in significant wholesale and retail price declines. This is especially … Continue reading

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Downturn offers affordability to collectors

A new book meant to encourage people to collect coins appeared recently on Facebook. The person posting the plug for the book spoke of how coin collecting is on the decline. A book isn’t going to turn the hobby around. … Continue reading

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