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Mint Stats: Proof silver Eagles move backwards

Something you don’t see every day is the dramatic decline in sales numbers for the 2014-W proof silver American Eagle coin. Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (03/18/14)

Leon Saryan’s article in the Feb. 18 issue of Numsmatic News on “Rogue Dealers” recalls experiences that ring true with my own 50-plus years as a collector. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Quit minting products for the rich

I have just about given up on trying to keep up with purchasing all the high priced Mint products, especially since they are no longer coinage in the sense of being a circulating means of exchange. Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Why do some coin rarities bring lower prices?

There are coins rarer than the 1804 silver dollar and others that have price tags exceeding a million dollars, yet some of these rarities don’t command much of a price. Why the difference? Continue reading

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1864-S quarter an unsung rare issue

Some awfully good coins receive almost no attention and that is the case with the 1864-S Seated Liberty quarter. Continue reading

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Treasure sales method makes history

Who doesn’t like a good story about buried treasure? Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Nowhere to hide on the Stats pages

Now how can I hide? For several weeks the 2014 five-quarter silver set has been listed as the 14-coin silver proof set. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Appears sellers weren’t rogue dealers

I feel compelled to reply to L.A. Saryan’s article “Rogue dealers need to clean up act” in the Feb. 18 issue of Numismatic News. Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Do you favor hard assets over fiat money?

I’ve noticed you refer to fiat and specie money regularly in some of your answers. Are you a hard asset person? Continue reading

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Can ’01-S actually be star Barber dime?

It’s not an 1894-S dime, but then there are not many coins of any denomination or type in that league. Continue reading

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