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Viewpoint: Magic of collecting extols diversity

By Mark A. Brown I had an eye-opening experience recently. A friend and fellow collector invited me over to see his several coin collections including, as it turned out, a collection of colorized silver eagles. I have never been very … Continue reading

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Gold Eagle starts strong in September

It’s a roller coaster ride when it comes to Mint bullion sales. Sales are up at the start of September for the American Eagle one-ounce gold bullion coin with 15,500 purchased as of Sept. 9. Total August sales of the … Continue reading

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First clad, then gold and finally silver

Are you ready for next month’s offering of a set of four 50th anniversary Kennedy half dollar coins? Like a movie trilogy, we fans are waiting for the next installment of a popular franchise. The Mint will put the silver … Continue reading

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1893-CC last of Carson City dollars

Even before 1893, there were clear signs that the Carson City Mint was not working out. Morgan dollars had been produced there through 1885 and then production stopped only to resume again in 1889 before coming to an end in … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: State map on cent puzzles reader

I recently came across this penny in change and wondered what the imprinted image was. I am guessing that it was some type of promotion for the State of New York, as the outline appears to be that of the … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: It’s all about the coin, not the label

By Pete Acampora What if they threw a party and no one came? Or worse; what if they threw a party and everybody not invited came? Or, as we saw in Chicago, what if they threw a party and everyone … Continue reading

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Cash in your forgotten coin stash

The Great Recession made all Americans more frugal. Coin collectors are no exception. Several years ago when silver was approaching its 2011 peak of almost $50 an ounce I suggested that collectors sell off coins made of silver that they … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Kennedy half collected most at release

By Richard Giedroyc The statement was made some time ago that the Kennedy half is the “most collected coin in the world.” Is this still true? This was probably around the time the Kennedy half dollar was first released and … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Gold Kennedy half won’t be rare

By William H. Brownstein Reference is made to my Viewpoint article published in the July 2, 2013 edition of Numismatic News, in which I opined that off-metal strikes and piedfort issues of regular issues should be made available for the … Continue reading

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August gold, silver bullion sales low

August sales of bullion from the Mint were mediocre at best, despite low prices for precious metals. Gold American Buffalo bullion saw its second-lowest month at 8,000 coins sold, platinum American Eagle bullion had its fourth-lowest month at 700 coins … Continue reading

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