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Can ’01-S actually be star Barber dime?

It’s not an 1894-S dime, but then there are not many coins of any denomination or type in that league. Continue reading

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Baseball season, coin buying season

I suppose it is difficult for the Mint to produce the cupped-shaped coins for the National Baseball Hall of Fame that are promised for this year. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: 2014 Mint products off to good start

Ah, 2013, you are but a mere memory to many coin collectors. Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Dealers control prices?

Are there coin dealers who directly influence, or even control the prices of coins? Continue reading

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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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