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- Letters to the Editor (February 7, 2017) ‘Average’ collector values history, geography in coins Reading Dave Harper’s editorial and the Viewpoint of the Jan. 3 issue I’m responding to both giving my collection preferences and my general agreement with the Viewpoint column. I collected coins as a child with my father and probably stopped in high school and didn’t start again until I ...
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The March 2017 issue of Coins magazine focuses heavily on U.S. gold coins. R.W. Julian tells the story of the first gold $20s, those with James B. Longacre’s design gracing them. Mike Thorne explores the world of gold $1s. Both … Continue reading
Lyn Knight’s fall PCDA sale occupied Nov. 17 to 22. World paper was offered on the first and last days. Results proved sufficiently pleasing to leave Joel Shafer smiling broadly throughout Thanksgiving. Top-selling lot came early in the World Live … Continue reading
First commemoratives of 2017 will honor the 100th anniversary of Lions Club International. The silver dollar will go on sale at noon Eastern Time Jan. 18 on the United States Mint website. Up to 400,000 of them can be struck, … Continue reading
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of Sarasota, Fla., authenticated and graded a 1983-D Lincoln cent as being struck on a brass planchet of a composition of 98 percent copper and 2 percent zinc that weighs 3.0 grams. Regular production 1983-D cents should … Continue reading
The United States Mint continued its recent pattern of giving the third America the Beautiful quarter design in each year the highest mintage. Output in 2016 saw the Shawnee National Forest quarter at 307.40 million, the Cumberland Gap at 438.60 … Continue reading
By John Frost with Dick Osburn and Bill Bugert Editor’s Note: Following is a Jan. 1 warning emailed by the Liberty Seated Collectors Club to its members. Be on the lookout! New dangerous counterfeit 1872-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar. At … Continue reading
In years past, trading contracts of precious metals in the London Bullion Market Association was supposed to be backed 100 percent by physical metals in London vaults. Similarly, New York COMEX futures contracts for the spot month could be purchased … Continue reading
The final year of the Presidential dollar series saw increases in the mintages honoring individual Presidents, but because there were only three Presidents honored, overall 2016 mintage declined from 2015. The Ronald Reagan dollar topped the figures with 5.88 million … Continue reading
Optimism that disposable income may increase with the election of Donald Trump lifted the United States rare coin market in the last two months of 2016, according to the Professional Numismatists Guild. However, the gain was not enough to reverse … Continue reading