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Gold Mercury dime orders drop

After the 2016-W gold Centennial Mercury dime had a stunning sellout April 21 within an hour, the Mint has since audited sales and the total orders have dropped. As of May 1, 119,920 coins were reported sold. In its previous … Continue reading

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Gold jumps as dollar drops

The news developments last week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday were ones where gold and silver prices have almost always declined over the past five years. Specifically, these events were the expiration of the New York COMEX May silver option … Continue reading

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Gold Eagles fly high in first four sales months

Gold American Eagles moved quickly for the U.S. Mint’s Authorized Purchasers in the first four months of 2016. In fact, sales have doubled compared to the same period in 2015. Through April, the Mint sold its buyers 351,000 total troy … Continue reading

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Central States show wholesale success

Retail buyers were in short supply at the Central States Numismatic Society convention April 26-28, though wholesale business seemed to be as strong as ever. “I thought the wholesale activity was pretty good,” said Indian Head cent specialist Rick Snow … Continue reading

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Coins ‘minted freedom’ or irrelevant?

By Richard Giedroyc The possible demise of Australia’s 5-cent coin may be opening a can of worms Down Under regarding the future of physical cash, that being coins and bank notes. The Royal Australian Mint is currently celebrating the 50th … Continue reading

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Toronto Blue Jays get coin

A new $20 silver coin marking the 40th anniversary of the Toronto Blue Jays has been created by the Royal Canadian Mint. The colorized silver-dollar-sized piece is priced at $99.95 each in Canadian funds. In contains one troy ounce of … Continue reading

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England’s £5 polymer note is on track

By Kerry Rodgers On March 10 the Bank of England’s chief cashier, Victoria Cleland, announced that the bank’s new £5 note is on track for release later this year. The new design will be unveiled on June 2 with the … Continue reading

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Boy king murdered by stepmother

Tenth-century England was a land of extremes as powerful rulers alternated with the incompetent or weak ones. During that time, however, came one of those terrible crimes that horrified an entire nation: a teen-aged king was brutally murdered by order … Continue reading

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Gold collector, bullion coins hot

Two highly anticipated Mint products arrived the week of April 18 to 22 and sales data shows collectors were buying gold coins in earnest. The 2016 silver proof set went on sale April 18. As a cornerstone of the set … Continue reading

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Gold Mercury dime hits market

A quick sellout always attracts attention from coin collectors and the 2016 gold Mercury dime is no different. On the secondary market, that means profits to those who placed orders. A quick survey on eBay shows resellers have wasted no … Continue reading

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