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- Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016) Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite a surprise to me. Although I had the past honor to serve as the chairman of ...
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I have a French coin with a large “S” punched in horizontally across the bust. Who put it on the coin? The countermark on your coin is something that could have been added at any time from when the coin … Continue reading
For many years the bullion coin business has been a profitable cash flow machine for the numismatic business. I remember the days of coin counting machines clanking away on the bourse floor. When bullion was frisky, conventions were noisy. With … Continue reading
Just like the 1984 presidential election, the Reagans are back in by a landslide. The United States Mint opened sales for the Ronald Reagan Presidential dollar and the Nancy Reagan First Spouse gold coin on July 1. As of July … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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