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Pogue auction first round: $25 million

In an auction to be talked about for years to come, 15 coins early American coins were sold for over $400,000 with three breaking the $1 million dollar mark. Called the biggest coin auction in history with an estimate of … Continue reading

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Global markets show trouble

In my mind, the primary reason to own physical precious metals such as gold or silver is as “insurance” against the risk of loss in the values of paper assets such as stock, bonds, and currencies. Twice in the past … Continue reading

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Time to scout out bullion buys

Knowing the better buys on the precious metals market and where to find them will help collectors avoid costly mistakes. Michael Fuljenz, owner of Universal Coin and Bullion, Beaumont, Texas, said while buyers won’t get a deal on gold bullion, … Continue reading

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CICF attracts rarities

It came as no surprise that high quality coins were in demand at the 40th annual Chicago International coin Fair held April 9-12 in Rosemont, Ill. “As usual, really high grade fresh Mexico and Latin type coins were really good,” … Continue reading

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Salvagers recover over 100 tons of silver coins

A ship sunk in World War II on a voyage from Bombay to England has been recovered along with 100 tons of silver worth about $50 million. BBC reported the S.S. City of Cairo salvage operation was completed in September … Continue reading

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Mint plans to add jobs

The U.S. Mint plans to hire 86 people in the coming weeks, said Tom Jurkowsky, director of the U.S. Mint Office of Corporate Communications on May 7. Coin production levels at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints is projected to be … Continue reading

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Big money paid for little dimes

The March of Dimes set is sold out and buyers couldn’t be happier for the little dimes the set contains mean profit. The set features a March of Dimes proof silver dollar and two special dimes: a silver proof dime … Continue reading

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March of Dimes set sells out

For a few days it was a nail-biter, but on May 12 74,664 March of Dimes Special Silver Sets had sold after being first offered starting May 4. It was for all purposes a sellout. The U.S. Mint website said … Continue reading

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Don’t believe gold bears

The British news magazine called The Economist has been around since the mid-1800s. Early on, it had a relatively free enterprise outlook. In recent decades, however, it has generally tilted to the mainstream of the political spectrum.  Still, I find … Continue reading

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Catalana euro coins illegal

By Richard Giedroyc There are sufficient numbers of fantasy euro coins out there for the euro to become the focus of a coin collection. While there are plenty of countries that issue legal tender euro coins, there are euro fantasy … Continue reading

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