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Newman Portal sets milestones

Newman Numismatic Portal reports a busy month of June for the online numismatic archive. Len Augsburger, the project coordinator, said “summer is our busy season as students are looking for work and are less stressed than during the school year.” … Continue reading

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Reassess your coins for cash boost

If you are like most collectors, you have been putting coins away for years. You also have a few regrets about coins that got away, or coins you never got around to purchasing. Why not use the summer months to … Continue reading

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Liberty medal attracts buyers

Collectors like the silver one-ounce 2017-P proof American Liberty medal that went on sale June 14. Or don’t they? The answer depends on what you believe is a similar Mint product. As of June 18, the Mint said 33,075 were … Continue reading

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Two recent errors head to auction

So what are the values of the unique 1982-D Small Date and 1983-D Lincoln cents struck on solid copper-alloy planchets? Collectors will finally get a chance to find out this August when both coins are put on the auction block … Continue reading

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CCAC selects Native American dollar designs

Reverse designs for the 2019 and 2020 Native American dollars were among the submissions considered by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee when it met June 21 at U.S. Mint headquarters in Washington, D.C. The CCAC advises the Secretary of the … Continue reading

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Texas home for your gold?

In some weeks, it seems like there are more developments that have, or will have, a significant impact on precious metals markets than in other weeks. Last week brought a plethora of such news: On June 14, Texas State Comptroller … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Newly released silver proofs beat clad

Silver proof sets of 2017 moved ahead by 14,358 to reach 189,082. The performance was good enough to beat the increase in the clad proof set number. It rose 8,922 to 285,471. This is logical as it is only the … Continue reading

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Metal billed as ‘uncounterfeitable’

Gold coins and ingots are a traditional store of value. Since the 19.3 grams per cubic centimeter density of gold is almost identical to the 19.25 g/cm3 of tungsten, tungsten has been used to counterfeit gold coins and ingots. The … Continue reading

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Worn coins worthy of your attention

Bright, blazing coins, brimming with mint luster get all the publicity. Whether it’s a common coin in uncommonly high condition, or a classic numismatic coin that is especially well-preserved, coins in the MS-65 range and higher never fail to captivate … Continue reading

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Coins at the upper end doing well

Any reader fortunate enough to be able to afford the best is likely pleased with the direction their favorite segment of the coin market. These coins have held or appreciated in value recently. Dealers who routinely buy and sell them … Continue reading

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