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Wartime fliers get gold medal

A Congressional Gold Medal was awarded collectively Dec. 10, the U.S. Mint announced. It was given to World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) during a ceremony in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in … Continue reading

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Coin from The Netherlands wins public COTY vote

Results of the public vote for Coin of the Year differed from that of the official judging panel that bestows the World Coin News-sponsored award. Instead of ratifying the judges’ choice of an Austrian coin at the Dec. 6 conclusion … Continue reading

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Collectible coins better than bullion?

As often happens, this column was sparked by a question received by someone who last week requested a copy of my PowerPoint presentation on “Consumer Protection Tips When Buying And Selling Physical Precious Metals.” This reader had gone on to … Continue reading

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Dealers eye up 2015 silver Eagle launch

Buyers grabbed a record number of American Eagle silver bullion coins in 2014, and a big reason was the low price of silver. “It hit a price point where a lot of buyers were interested,” said Michael Fuljenz, president of … Continue reading

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Silver Eagles set sales record in 2014

The numbers are in and 2014 is the new highest sales year for the silver American Eagle bullion coin. As of Dec. 9, the Mint reports it has sold 43,051,000 silver Eagles, surpassing the previous record in 2013 of 42,675,000. … Continue reading

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Austria wins Coin of the Year Award

The Austrian Mint’s 2013 Klimt and his Women 50-euro gold coin has been named Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges in a vote that concluded Dec. 6. An award trophy will be presented Jan. 31, 2015 … Continue reading

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Take bullion delivery fast

Criminal scams are not unique to the precious metals industry, as it is but one minor niche of the massive financial markets. However, it is the industry in which I participate. Where possible, I try to help would-be buyers of … Continue reading

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Treasure find proves British laws work

By Richard Giedroyc The Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter (England) is launching an appeal to raise funds to purchase the 22,000 ancient Roman coins found with a metal detector near Seaton during 2013, according to a British Broadcasting Corporation … Continue reading

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More countries tap virtual money

By Richard Giedroyc Fiat money is totally out of control in the opinion of hard-money or specie advocates. The worst may be yet to come, as digital currencies are being implemented or proposed by a number of countries worldwide. Ecuador … Continue reading

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Product limit set for gold Kennedy half dollar

The United States Mint announced today that the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy gold half dollar proof coin (product code K15) will have a product limit of 75,000 coins. As of Nov. 30, the Mint has sold 67,640 coins. Commemorating the … Continue reading

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