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Two clubs can show us how to do it

Two coin clubs in New York marked their 1,000th meetings just months apart. (Read more here and here.) What a milestone it is to have achieved such longevity. It is not easy. Whatever the two clubs have done, we should … Continue reading

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Key 1877 three cents had low, proof-only mintage

There is little doubt that the 1877 Coronet Head three-cent piece is the key to the copper-nickel three-cent set. Interestingly enough, the date, which was issued only as a proof, is neither well known nor that expensive. This makes it … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Up or down? Platinum Eagle confuses

The mystery this week is posed by the 2017-W proof platinum American Eagle. According to the latest figures from the Mint, the sales number dropped by 209 to 9,017. Maximum mintage is 10,000. Yet the coin is not available on … Continue reading

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1873 Trade dollar is often overlooked

Trade dollars tend to be overlooked, and the 1873 tends to be more overlooked than most. It was the very first Trade dollar, a fact that should get it some attention. The story of the Trade dollar goes back further … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Leon took time for buyers big and small

By Bob Bair I was saddened to learn of the recent death of Leon Hendrickson. Like so many others who came into contact with Leon through the years, warm memories of the wonderful person that Leon was remain for me. … Continue reading

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Who can save proof and mint sets?

The Mint was very kind to arrange a half-hour interview for me with Dave Motl, the Acting Deputy Director. We sat down at the close of the first day of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 1. … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Dreaming of palladium or just asleep?

This is apparently the week that the market is dreaming about the Mint’s new one-ounce palladium bullion coin. Why? Looking at the sales numbers for gold and silver, it has to be asleep. But buyers are definitely not awake to … Continue reading

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Some coins had favorite locations

Is there any truth to the story that back when coins were real silver they tended to congregate in certain cities? They really did. Old records of the Federal Reserve shows that prior to the switch to clad coins, the … Continue reading

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Yes, I am bugging out to Denver

While this issue is being produced, many hobbyists are in Denver to see what excitement the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money can produce. Naturally, I am there as well. That means that this issue of Numismatic News Express … Continue reading

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Price does not always reflect importance

As time passes, the Los Angeles Olympics silver dollar commemorative of 1983 receives less and less attention. That may be a natural consequence, but this is one coin that should not be forgotten. Its success helped to pave the way … Continue reading

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