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Mint Stats: No fireworks in bullion sales numbers

The month of January was not quite finished as this issue went to press. January gold bullion sales numbers hardly budged in the past week. Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (02/11/14)

I have been roll searching off and on for the past 20 years and have always enjoyed finding the pristine Lincoln cents that are 40, 50 and even 60 years old that are still in circulation. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: FUN filled with buying, selling, viewing

This was my 5th attendance at the FUN Coin Show in Orlando, Florida. Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Amero a private issue

Has anyone ever produced prototype coins for a possible currency union between Canada, Mexico, and the United States? Continue reading

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Which is better cent, 1918-D or 1918-S?

There are assorted sleepers in virtually every denomination. If there is one exception to that rule it would seem likely to be the Lincoln cent. Continue reading

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Am I back on the right side of gold?

It is time to make my annual forecasts. I will treat this like a tooth extraction. The swifter it is, the l Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Only two gold Eagle proof options left

Three of the five sales options for proof 2013 gold American Eagle coins are now off sale. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Collect something new in 2014

The article by Ginger Rapsus in the Jan. 7 issue of Numismatic News really grabbed my attention. Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: British nickname trumps formal ‘cent’ term

Why do we commonly refer to the U.S. one-cent coin as a “penny?” Continue reading

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1924 Peace priced like a common issue

At least in top grade, the 1924 Peace silver dollar is a bit of a surprise and a definite departure from the general trend. Continue reading

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