Author Archives: Richard Giedroyc

Silver won’t follow gold bullion lower

If you ever wanted to buy gold coins, this may be the moment. The spot price of the metal has dipped below the $1,300 per ounce resistance level. All but the scarce to rare gold coins are selling just above … Continue reading

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Time to take a close look at platinum

Bullion prices have weakened since last month. If you are interested in collecting platinum Eagles, this might be a good time to dip a toe into the water. Prices for most issues haven’t been this cheap in years. Avoid paying … Continue reading

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Buyers looking for deals keep market moving

Dr. Doolittle had his pushmepullyou. Coin collecting has supply and demand. The current scenario pits supply against demand. It’s a mixed bag as to which triumphs. In some situations, this may equate to whether it is the collector or the … Continue reading

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Which way will stable market jump?

Individuals who invest in coins first, collecting them being secondary, have been switching to secondary market coins, according to the World Gold Council, rather than buying brand new from mints or distributors. While the WGC monitors just gold consumption, the … Continue reading

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Large cents, early halves and Morgans lead

The values of most U.S. coins remain reasonably constant this week, with just a modest number of price declines. Appreciating values remain in the minority and tend to be primarily in areas of interest to specialists such as high-grade large … Continue reading

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Bottom for prices might be forming

Silver bullion appears to be trading in a modestly higher price range, having broken the $17-an-ounce level briefly late last week. It began the year at $17.06. At the moment this commentary is being written, silver is once more back … Continue reading

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Buyers chase high-quality Morgan silver dollars

There are some brighter spots appearing in the U.S. coin market, especially among Morgan silver dollars and other specialized areas of interest. I wouldn’t call this a rally yet, but within the past month there have been more price increases … Continue reading

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Ask for discount on older bullion coins

The average collector can still find good buys but needs to be careful when the spot price of bullion impacts what they purchase. Thomson Reuters GFMS recently cautioned, “Some might argue that the U.S. Mint has become a victim of … Continue reading

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Plated coins give buyers new options

The Royal Canadian Mint is issuing a 2018 gold-plated silver $20 Inuksuk coin. It is made of silver plated with gold. This isn’t the first RCM coin that has been plated, nor is it the first precious metal composition coin … Continue reading

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Rare pieces cut a path ahead for coins

Recent headlines suggest there are a significant number of truly rare collectible coins beginning to enter the market. These coins have not been available for years. While the value of many of these attractive and historically choice coins is likely … Continue reading

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