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Tracking prices not an easy thing

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

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Hold on to ‘circs’ for better return in future

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

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2016 gold Eagles reach milestone

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

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Silver Eagle sales take a pause

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

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Silver Eagles pass halfway mark

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

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Silver Eagle sales rise in May

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

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Gold half ounce not cutting it?

Is gold Eagle buyer interest shifting towards the one- and tenth-ounce sizes? From May 18 to 25, the Mint reported a net return of 5,000 half-ounce gold Eagles. At the same time, the Authorized Purchasers ordered 17,000 one-, 8,000 quarter- … Continue reading

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Gold dime sales continue to fall

For the third consecutive week, 2016-W gold Centennial Mercury dime sales have fallen according to a United States Mint sales report. As of May 15, the total in collector $hands amounted to 117,695 coins out of a possible mintage of … Continue reading

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Silver Eagle sales at 20 million

As of May 11, silver American Eagle bullion coin sales in 2016 stand at exactly 20 million coins. It will take sales of another 27 million to match 2015’s total sales of 47 million. With nearly eight months left, surpassing … Continue reading

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Gold Mercury dime orders drop

After the 2016-W gold Centennial Mercury dime had a stunning sellout April 21 within an hour, the Mint has since audited sales and the total orders have dropped. As of May 1, 119,920 coins were reported sold. In its previous … Continue reading

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