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Big changes for Mint bullion coin sales

The Saratoga 5-ounce silver bullion coin sold out just one day after its release on Nov. 30. Authorized Purchasers ordered the entire supply of 45,000 coins by Dec. 1. Another sold out bullion option was the American Eagle gold one-ounce … Continue reading

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Quarter, tenth bullion gold Eagles gone

The United States Mint is beginning to sell out of 2015 bullion coins. On Nov. 13, the Mint reported it had run out of quarter-ounce gold Eagles. Sales of the coin in November amounted to 12,000 coins with a total … Continue reading

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Gold issued because Treasury can

In 2016 we will see the Mercury dime design, the Standing Liberty quarter design and the Walking Liberty half design made in gold. In 2017, we might see historic designs from the 1790s to mark the 225th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Silver Eagle sales near record year level

Week by week, sales of bullion silver American Eagles are nearing a new record since the United States Mint began selling the coins in 1986. As of Nov. 11, the Mint has sold 41,938,500 silver Eagles in 2015. The current … Continue reading

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Johnson ends 2015 Chronicles releases

The United States Mint released the last of the 2015 Coin and Chronicles sets on Oct. 27. The Lyndon B. Johnson Chronicles set sold out in just under four hours after its arrival. Collectors purchased 24,221 sets as of Nov. … Continue reading

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No gold Eagle, Buffalo sales Oct. 21 to 28

The United States Mint reports selling no gold Eagle or Buffalo bullion coins from Oct. 21 to 28. Have bullion investors gotten cold feet? Perhaps. Buyers have taken just 40,500 silver American Eagles during that time period. Usually the Mint … Continue reading

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Good supply for 1873 two-cent piece

The two-cent piece is an interesting denomination that does not seem to attract interest today. Obsolete denominations tend to have less demand and the two-cent piece has been out of prime production since 1872 when the last business strike was … Continue reading

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No bad coins from banks

By Richard Giedroyc Worthless broken bank notes were churned out by 19th century banks. Did any of these banks issue their own coins? The closest thing we have to what I would have called “broken bank coins” are company store … Continue reading

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Are your heirs smarter than you?

It is a little soon to make New Year’s resolutions. I am going to bring up a topic that falls under the heading of resolutions, but more along the line of a life’s resolution rather than an ephemeral one to … Continue reading

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No interest in cashless society

The letter to the editor in the Oct. 20 edition of Numismatic News predicting the inevitability of a cashless society was very disheartening. His society is not one that I want to be part of. Who wants to live in … Continue reading

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