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You just can’t do enough to commemorate Ulysses S. Grant was the slogan in the early 1900s. As the victorious Union General in the Civil War this was natural although Grant’s time as president was a good deal less worthy … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc The lettered edge, when present, on our current golden dollar coins can face either towards the obverse or the reverse. Is this true of all lettered edge coins, or are there coins where the lettered edge consistently … Continue reading
By Karl Hinds My son-in-law Del and I attended the American Numismatic Association convention in Chicago last month with our main focus on buying a couple of gold Kennedy half dollars. We left my house 300 miles southwest of Chicago … Continue reading
Sales are going backward for the 2014-W proof gold Kennedy half dollar. On Aug. 17, the Mint reported it sold 63,521. On Aug. 24, the Mint reported that total was now 63,388, a loss of 133. The step backward is … Continue reading
Sales have tapered off for the gold proof Kennedy half dollars. From Aug. 10 to Aug.17, only 1,180 were sold, a steep drop from the 62,341 that were sold from Aug. 5 to Aug. 10. The total sold as of … Continue reading
The gold Kennedy half dollar made quite a splash upon its release on Aug 5. Over the next five days, 62,341 were sold in a frenzy. Retail sales locations at Mint sites and the ANA convention suspended sales over security … Continue reading
July closed with the worst monthly bullion sales of the year for silver Eagles, America The Beautiful silver 5-ounce bullion, platinum Eagles and gold Buffaloes. Gold Eagles sales for July were the second-lowest of 2014. No additional gold Buffaloes or … Continue reading
Signals of a Kennedy coin buying frenzy are here. On July 24, the Mint released the 50th Anniversary Kennedy half dollar uncirculated set. Collectors bought 84,593 sets over four days. Consumers also show interest in the 2014 Kennedy half dollar … Continue reading
The 2014 Grace Coolidge First Spouse half-ounce gold coin went on sale July 17. Buyers purchased 645 of the uncirculated coins and 896 of the proof coins over the first few days after going on sale. Sales for the Florence … Continue reading