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Does gold work as inflation hedge?

If we take the gold price of 1959 of $35 a ounce, we find that it is now 19.2 times higher. Gasoline at the current price in Iola is up 15.5 times. Pretty good for gold. Continue reading

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I dare you to try to explain why you collect

I collect coins. That has been true for 44 years. In that time I have never found an explanation for it that really explains why to others. Continue reading

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Robinson gives Adams dollars at Baltimore

The first 100 children to stop by to see former Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson at 3 p.m. June 29 during the Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Convention will get a free John Adams Presidential dollar. Continue reading

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Sleepy week results led by gold Buffaloes

This is not a rip-roaring week to look at the latest sales numbers from the U.S. Mint. Continue reading

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Quarters started out low on Mint

The early quarters of the United States represent a real challenge. The mintages were infrequent and usually small. Continue reading

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ANA election responses

From the July 26 Numismatic News E-Newsletter:

American Numismatic Association members threw out incumbent governors in favor of a new team lead by Clifford Mishler and Chet Krause. How do you feel about the election outcome?

Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. Continue reading

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1923-S silver dollar may be sleeper after all

It hardly seems possible that there might be sleepers to be found in any type of silver dollar. Continue reading

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Quarter overdate racks up largest increase

What minor 20th century U.S. coin has increased the most in value over the years? Continue reading

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Flood of 1936 commemoratives hurt sales

Maybe they should have just forgotten about commemoratives back in 1937. The coins were likely to see poor sales and problems because there had been far too many issues the previous year. Continue reading

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Medal honors DeBakey

Just days after his 99th birthday, Houston physician Dr. Michael DeBakey was given a present when the U.S. House of Representatives voted Oct. 1 to suspend the rules and pass a bill awarding him a congressional gold medal. Continue reading

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