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Treasure sales method makes history

Who doesn’t like a good story about buried treasure? Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Nowhere to hide on the Stats pages

Now how can I hide? For several weeks the 2014 five-quarter silver set has been listed as the 14-coin silver proof set. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Appears sellers weren’t rogue dealers

I feel compelled to reply to L.A. Saryan’s article “Rogue dealers need to clean up act” in the Feb. 18 issue of Numismatic News. Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Do you favor hard assets over fiat money?

I’ve noticed you refer to fiat and specie money regularly in some of your answers. Are you a hard asset person? Continue reading

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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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