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What makes a collection valuable and how does that shape the way in which we collect? To answer this question, likely one on the minds of many numismatists at one time or another, we have to consider what the word “value” really means. Continue reading
It is actually fairly easy to overlook half dimes. The half dime has not been in production since 1873 and no one alive today has ever seen one in regular use. Continue reading
The idea of making U.S. coinage out of steel has surfaced again in the form of legislation introduced April 24 in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Steve Stivers of the 15th district of Ohio. Continue reading
Wasn’t April something? Buyers took up 43 percent of all one-ounce gold American Eagle bullion coins sold in 2013 just in that single month. Continue reading
Is there a legal definition of the fineness of bullion? Continue reading
By William H. Brownstein Let’s go back to the question on the special treatment to the 75th anniversary of the West Point Mint silver Eagles and my thoughts on the set issue. Having just seen the U.S. Mint website and … Continue reading
It’s interesting that the Texas Independence Centennial half dollar was approved just prior to the real flood of commemoratives. In 1934 having a Texas half dollar probably seemed like a modest proposal not unlike a number of other states that … Continue reading
When I was a very young child, I apparently was very willful. If I was in a game with a ball, I would suddenly run off with it if I didn’t like what was going on. I guess it was … Continue reading
The quantity of gold American Eagle bullion coins sold in April by the U.S. Mint more than doubled in the past week to April 23. Frantic buyers have been beating the doors down at the shops of American coin dealers … Continue reading