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Collectors ignored 1973-S silver Ike

The 1973-S Eisenhower dollar was the result of a pattern from the first couple of years of Eisenhower dollars. It had been decided that there would be 40 percent silver Eisenhower dollars that were offered in proof and brilliant uncirculated … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Want new coin designs? Tell Congress

By Erik N. Jansen Thanks to Bob Olekson! I saw the “Viewpoint” article you published by Bob Olekson and found myself nodding in agreement again and again. [In that article Olekson, said that “to revitalize the hobby we need new … Continue reading

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Truman, 2015 quarters released

The first Presidential coin of 2015, the Harry S. Truman dollar, was released Feb. 5. By Feb. 8, buyers purchased 8,605 Philadelphia and 7,747 Denver 25-count rolls, 704 Philadelphia and 729 Denver $100 bags and 3,477 Philadelphia and 2,294 Denver … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Why should collectors learn to grade coins?

By Richard Giedoryc You have warned collectors to use their own grading skills when evaluating coins for purchase. Does that mean we cannot rely on third-party grading services? No. But it is important to point out that there are likely … Continue reading

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Marshals commemoratives released

The 2015 U.S. Marshals Service  commemorative coins released Jan. 29 to lackluster sales. In the first day, only 14,212 proof and 7,649 uncirculated half dollars were sold along with 24,057 proof and 10,200 uncirculated dollars. The gold $5 saw just … Continue reading

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Love lost for collector’s ATB 5 oz.

It seems that collectors are losing interest in the America the Beautiful collector’s 5 oz. silver coin series. The latest two issues, Great Sand Dunes and Everglades, saw sales of only 26 and 191 coins, respectively, between Jan. 18 and … Continue reading

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Mint releases Birth, Birthday sets

The 2015 Birth and Happy Birthday sets were released by the United States Mint on Jan. 13. Both sets contain a 2015 Lincoln cent, Jefferson nickel, Roosevelt dime, Kennedy half and an America the Beautiful quarter. It is the Homestead … Continue reading

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Mint sells out 2013 sets – finally

The United States Mint has removed the rest of 2013’s mint and proof sets. Buyers purchased 128,377 America the Beautiful clad quarter sets and 138,451 silver quarter proof sets, as well as 266,729 Presidential dollar proof sets. As for the … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Best year ever for annual forecasts

By Dave Harper I did it. My forecasts for events of 2014 were my best ever. I have been doing these since the early days of the 21st century when all I had to do was forecast gold and silver … Continue reading

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Proof Silver Eagle starts new year

The Mint began sales of the first collector’s coin for the new year, the 2015 proof Silver Eagle, on Jan. 2. Buyers purchased 262,377 coins in just two days of being on sale. Also released, though only for Authorized Purchasers, … Continue reading

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