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Mint Stats: Buyers find gold in baseball offering

The gold baseball coins sold out the day after they went on sale. Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Open roll if you want to know the date

How can I determine the date of the coins in my Brilliant Uncirculated bank roll if the reverse is what is showing on the end coins? Continue reading

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Put 1914-D cent in its rightful place

It seems like the 1914-D is a very different coin to place correctly in its right place as an important Lincoln cent. Continue reading

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Surcharges add up to one big gift

Half a billion dollars is a lot of money. Wouldn’t you agree? Continue reading

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Mint Stats: 5-ounce ATB sales make good start

Followers of silver bullion coins will note that the Mint has sold 4,330,000 American Eagles in March, a figure that beats the February total of 3,750,000. Continue reading

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Low-mintage 1889-S not really scarce

Probably the best thing about Morgan dollars is that they are all different and you really can make no assumptions based on their mintages as to whether one is available or not. Continue reading

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Presidential dollars get personal

At last we have reached the point in the Presidential dollar series where we can remember Presidents as contemporaries. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Silver Eagle shows off its stamina

The 2014-W proof silver American Eagle seems to have the stamina of a long-distance runner. Continue reading

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Where coins went not always known

Where did some of the best U.S. coins ever made go? We have in many cases mintage totals, but in many of those cases totals seem to suggest that more coins of many dates and types should be available than is actually the case. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Lincoln experience changes mind

Many readers may remember my remarks in this column regarding the discontinuance of the penny in America’s coinage. Continue reading

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