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August sales of bullion from the Mint were mediocre at best, despite low prices for precious metals. Gold American Buffalo bullion saw its second-lowest month at 8,000 coins sold, platinum American Eagle bullion had its fourth-lowest month at 700 coins … Continue reading
All coin collectors are art critics. I am one as well. The art that we like to criticize is that which appears on coins, or is art proposed for use on future coins. My latest impulse to criticize occurs as … Continue reading
You just can’t do enough to commemorate Ulysses S. Grant was the slogan in the early 1900s. As the victorious Union General in the Civil War this was natural although Grant’s time as president was a good deal less worthy … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc The lettered edge, when present, on our current golden dollar coins can face either towards the obverse or the reverse. Is this true of all lettered edge coins, or are there coins where the lettered edge consistently … Continue reading
By Karl Hinds My son-in-law Del and I attended the American Numismatic Association convention in Chicago last month with our main focus on buying a couple of gold Kennedy half dollars. We left my house 300 miles southwest of Chicago … Continue reading
Sales are going backward for the 2014-W proof gold Kennedy half dollar. On Aug. 17, the Mint reported it sold 63,521. On Aug. 24, the Mint reported that total was now 63,388, a loss of 133. The step backward is … Continue reading
Sales have tapered off for the gold proof Kennedy half dollars. From Aug. 10 to Aug.17, only 1,180 were sold, a steep drop from the 62,341 that were sold from Aug. 5 to Aug. 10. The total sold as of … Continue reading
The gold Kennedy half dollar made quite a splash upon its release on Aug 5. Over the next five days, 62,341 were sold in a frenzy. Retail sales locations at Mint sites and the ANA convention suspended sales over security … Continue reading
July closed with the worst monthly bullion sales of the year for silver Eagles, America The Beautiful silver 5-ounce bullion, platinum Eagles and gold Buffaloes. Gold Eagles sales for July were the second-lowest of 2014. No additional gold Buffaloes or … Continue reading