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Kennedy set boosts Roosevelt sales

The United States Mint released the third 2015 Coin and Chronicles set, this one featuring John F. Kennedy, on Sept. 16. While not an immediate sellout with 48,462 sets of a 50,000 mintage sold by Sept. 20, the new release … Continue reading

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Gold bullion coins in hot demand

Gold bullion coins are once again in high demand as the metal’s spot price fluctuated in mid-September. The United States Mint reports that between Sept. 9 and Sept. 16, Authorized Purchasers ordered 43,000 one-ounce, 4,000 half-ounce, 6,000 quarter-ounce and 60,000 … Continue reading

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Another buyer’s market for bullion?

Declining gold and silver prices may spark another buyer’s market for bullion coins at the United States Mint. From Sept. 2 to Sept. 9, the Mint increased September sales totals by 21,500 one-ounce, 1,000 half-ounce, 4,000 quarter-ounce and 25,000 tenth-ounce … Continue reading

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Don’t buy coins at estate auctions?

By Richard Giedroyc How to handle a counterfeit coin at auction Reader Richard Stevenson adds his personal experience to the recent question regarding third-party certification services lack of published reports on the number of counterfeit coins encountered. According to Stevenson, … Continue reading

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One coin just wasn’t enough for me

Nearly 20 years ago when I made my first trip to Costa Rica, I was so taken with the paper money of the country that I began to collect it. Over the years I have watched inflation retire the bills … Continue reading

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Less collectors and more speculators for coin sets

By Patrick Montrose I think everyone knew that there would be complaints about the U.S. Mint sale of the Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles set. There were only 12,000 sets available and probably over a quarter million people who want to … Continue reading

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Depression collectors saved 1931-D

The Mercury dime is a set that is studied heavily and that should mean pricing that accurately reflects availability and demand. For those who live by the mintage totals alone, the 1931-D could be troublesome as it had a mintage … Continue reading

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Latest enhanced unc. dollar on sale

Even with a higher mintage of 90,000  and a $1 price increase, buyers proved their enhanced uncirculated coin enthusiasm by buying 51,605 2015 Coin and Currency sets featuring a 2015-W enhanced uncirculated Native American dollar and a Series 2013 $1 … Continue reading

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Johnson Presidential dollar releases

The final Presidential dollar for 2015,  the Lyndon B. Johnson dollar coin, was released Aug. 18. By Aug. 23, collectors ordered 29,133 Philadelphia and 27,542 Denver 25-coin rolls, 685 Philadelphia and 657 Denver 100-coin bags and 2,202 Philadelphia and 3,032 … Continue reading

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Did Ike set inspire FDR set buyers?

Could it be that the 15-minute sellout of the Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles set Aug. 11 is causing interest to rise in the earlier Coin and Chronicles offers? Perhaps the quick flips of the 16,830 sets of the 17,000 Ike … Continue reading

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