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Gold Kennedy half a step too far

Strike a gold 2014 John F. Kennedy half dollar for his presidential library. Strike one for the Smithsonian Institution, but don’t strike any for collectors. Continue reading

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Can clad 1973-D Ike be called scarce?

What a difference a few decades can make. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Sales slow for proof silver Eagles

The 2014 proof silver Eagle is just not feeling the love.
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Can state quarters revive old habits?

I had a telephone call this week from a collector who apparently has accumulated rolls quantities of state quarters, which were struck 1999-2008. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Proof silver Eagle sales drop sharply

Teenage drivers are well known for flooring the gas pedal and then hitting the brakes hard. Collectors have their own version of this behavior. Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (02/18/14)

Just purchased some First Spouse gold coins from a walk in client. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Rogue dealers need to clean up act

The point of this essay is to encourage coin dealers to treat their customers with courtesy and consideration, and to not let personal biases or frustrations intrude when engaging in numismatic transactions. Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Gold terminology might be confusing

What does it mean when a medal is described on its certificate of authenticity as being layered in gold? Continue reading

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Frenzy surrounded 1964 half release

The 1964 half dollar along with the 1964-D might well have had the most spectacular first day release in the history of the United States. Continue reading

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Central States book marks milestone

Did you read the story about the new book coming out that tells the history of the Central States Numismatic Society? Continue reading

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