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Chet Krause taught by example

I am the longest-serving employee still working for the firm that Chet Krause founded. I arrived in 1978. Susie Melum followed a few weeks after me as a full-time hire. It was appropriate then that she was the one who … Continue reading

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Big sales for Nixon, Ford coins

Someone’s betting big on Nixon and Ford Presidential dollar coins. From June 19 to 26, the United States Mint reports selling 1,416 Nixon and 1,407 Ford 100-coin bags of Philadephia-minted Presidential dollar coins. That amounts to $282,300 in face value. … Continue reading

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Low quantities for 1871-CC quarter

Carson City has a well-deserved reputation for very tough coins. The origin of the Carson City reputation is silver dollars. Thanks to Carson City Morgan dollars discovered in Treasury vaults and sold to the public, the coins that created the … Continue reading

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Tracking prices not an easy thing

Could the trend of the coin market be tracked by following the results of a weekly or monthly local coin show? It would be necessary to have all the dealers at that show share their invoices to track the transactions … Continue reading

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Hold on to ‘circs’ for better return in future

Thank you for writing your recent blog of May 23 and publishing it in the June 14 Numismatic News, comparing the increases of value in $1 of circulated silver coins (you got) 51 years ago, from 1965 to 2016. Then, … Continue reading

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2016 gold Eagles reach milestone

A period of strong demand from bullion buyers helped propel 2016 gold Eagles to surpass one million coins sold. As of June 22, the Mint has sold 1,003,000 total gold Eagles representing 479,500 ounces of gold. In all of 2015, … Continue reading

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Silver Eagle sales take a pause

Orders for silver American Eagle bullion coins are faltering with just 81,000 coins sold between June 8 and June 15. It’s not a lack of supply that’s throttling sales as the Mint announced June 13 it had 1,672,500 silver Eagles … Continue reading

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Silver Eagles pass halfway mark

The American Silver Eagle bullion coin has surpassed the halfway mark to beating out 2015’s record year of sales for the popular bullion coin. As of June 8, Authorized Purchasers have ordered 24,246,500 2016-dated silver Eagles. In all of 2015, … Continue reading

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Silver Eagle sales rise in May

Authorized Purchasers’ orders of silver American Eagles rose during the month of May, topping sales totals for March and April. May’s purchases amounted to 4,498,500 silver Eagles, easily besting March’s 4,106,000 and April’s 4,072,000, but falling short of topping February’s … Continue reading

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Gold half ounce not cutting it?

Is gold Eagle buyer interest shifting towards the one- and tenth-ounce sizes? From May 18 to 25, the Mint reported a net return of 5,000 half-ounce gold Eagles. At the same time, the Authorized Purchasers ordered 17,000 one-, 8,000 quarter- … Continue reading

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