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Mint Stats: Medals sell out, but watch those 9s

Until precise numbers are offered by the Mint, I provisionally have put sales numbers for the “S” and “W” silver Liberty medals at 12,500 each on the opposite page. As the front page explains, they sold out in less than … Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Buyers snooze except for gold Eagles

Europeans take the month of August for vacation. Perhaps silver bullion American Eagle buyers do something similar. Sales in the first half of the month have reached only 380,000 pieces, down substantially from even July’s torpid pace. On the other … Continue reading

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Mint Stats: It’s official: July silver sales stink

Just when you think summertime sales can’t get any drowsier, they do. The Mint closed out the month of July with just 25,000 more one-ounce silver bullion American Eagles sold, making July the month of lowest sales by far in … Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Low numbers everywhere you look

Perhaps silver bullion coin buyers do go on vacation. Sales of the one-ounce silver American Eagles hardly budged. They were up by 150,000 in the last week to reach 1,345,000. With just a couple of days of possible sales left, … Continue reading

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Doubled die on Cumberland quarter

Variety hunter Alfonso Lopez has garnered credit for finding the first reported Doubled Die Reverse on a 2016-P Kentucky Cumberland Gap America The Beautiful quarter. The doubling is easily seen with the naked eye (for some of us) or under … Continue reading

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Reagan, Currency set limits gone

The United States Mint has removed household order limits for the 2016-W Nancy Reagan gold First Spouse coins. Both uncirculated and proof Reagan coins had limits of one coin per finish. As of July 17, collectors ordered 1,291 uncirculated and … Continue reading

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1876-CC prices, grades range wide

If you had been handed a Trade dollar back in 1877, you might have been unsure how to handle it as it just had had its legal-tender status revoked. Some were saying they were silver dollars and worth as much … Continue reading

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Summer focus is not at the beach

At this time of year, Americans tend to want to take some time off to get away on vacation, or put meat on the grill and relax. The markets are not cooperating. Gold and silver, and especially silver, are on … Continue reading

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Coins struck over others unusual

Have U.S. coins ever been used as the host blank for a foreign coin? There are two Draped Bust silver dollar coins known to have been used as the planchets for the Uruguay 1844 1-peso fuerte. One is in the … Continue reading

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Reagan First Spouse set arrives

The Ronald and Nancy Reagan Presidential dollar and First Spouse Medal Set went on sale July 5, just four days after the release of both the Ronald Reagan Presidential dollar and the Nancy Reagan gold First Spouse coins. As of … Continue reading

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