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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 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
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
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
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