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Bullion sales up with low metal prices

Authorized Purchasers are placing more bullion orders from the U.S. Mint as precious metals prices go lower and lower. Sales of the one-ounce gold bullion American Eagle were up between last report on Sept. 16 and Sept. 23, rising from … Continue reading

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Platinum Eagle cutoff meets apathy

Despite an announcement from the Mint Sept. 8 that it would end sales of the 2014 platinum American Eagle bullion coin on Oct. 1, buyers only purchased 200 coins since the announcement. Gold Eagles saw a boost in sales, with  … Continue reading

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How about making a fresh start?

If you could start coin collecting all over again, what would you do differently? Another way of putting this question is: if you were completely free to collect anything that appeals to you, what would it be? Too many of … Continue reading

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Bagmarks spoil Illinois half dollars

It’s technically the Illinois Centennial half dollar but it is Abraham Lincoln who dominates the design and is known to many as the Lincoln-Illinois Centennial half dollar. The fact that the Illinois Centennial half dollar was dated 1918 should give … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Emotion sells coins

By Richard Giedroyc In the Sept. 9 issue someone inquired about 9-11 memorial coins. What I have falls into the bullion type coin. The front is the Twin Towers, the Statue of Liberty and smaller buildings silhouetted on clear background, … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Magic of collecting extols diversity

By Mark A. Brown I had an eye-opening experience recently. A friend and fellow collector invited me over to see his several coin collections including, as it turned out, a collection of colorized silver eagles. I have never been very … Continue reading

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Gold Eagle starts strong in September

It’s a roller coaster ride when it comes to Mint bullion sales. Sales are up at the start of September for the American Eagle one-ounce gold bullion coin with 15,500 purchased as of Sept. 9. Total August sales of the … Continue reading

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First clad, then gold and finally silver

Are you ready for next month’s offering of a set of four 50th anniversary Kennedy half dollar coins? Like a movie trilogy, we fans are waiting for the next installment of a popular franchise. The Mint will put the silver … Continue reading

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1893-CC last of Carson City dollars

Even before 1893, there were clear signs that the Carson City Mint was not working out. Morgan dollars had been produced there through 1885 and then production stopped only to resume again in 1889 before coming to an end in … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: State map on cent puzzles reader

I recently came across this penny in change and wondered what the imprinted image was. I am guessing that it was some type of promotion for the State of New York, as the outline appears to be that of the … Continue reading

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