Author Archives: Richard Giedroyc

Gold and silver plunge to August price levels

The value of many generic gold and silver coins got a haircut this past week following a sudden drop in gold to $1,271 and silver to $16.62. Prices are back to August levels. This decline in value will be felt … Continue reading

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High tech coin research reveals metal source

Coins may be objects to be viewed and enjoyed by collectors. To archaeologists and researchers, they are artifacts to be studied to draw conclusions regarding their contemporary function and about the society in which they were made. This research has … Continue reading

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Collectors can wait for higher prices

How many of us can honestly say we know for certain if we are a collector, an investor, or somewhere in between? Collectors collect while investors buy for the sole purpose of reselling. With bullion prices trading within a relatively … Continue reading

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Price differences narrow between circulated, Mint State coins

The prices of gold, silver and platinum are nose-diving. Silver had only days earlier been flirting with $18 an ounce. It is now down about 85 cents. Platinum is down nearly $70 from its recent high. Gold is at the … Continue reading

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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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