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Coin output jumps

More than 10 billion coins have been struck for circulation this year by the U.S. Mint through the month of July. Output in July was the highest of calendar year 2016, pushed up by production increases across the board for … Continue reading

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Mixed results at ANA show

“Business was good for all the wrong reasons,” said Harry Miller of his results at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 9-13 in Anaheim, Calif. “There was not a lot of retail public, which is kind of … Continue reading

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Kangaroo bounds to new heights

Down Under the Perth Mint has announced that sales of its 2016 Australian silver Kangaroo bullion dollar have reached 10 million. The coin has always proved popular, particularly in America and Germany. It was introduced to Perth’s bullion coin program … Continue reading

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Solomon Islands 10 shillings leads

By Kerry Rodgers Spink London’s mid-summer world paper sale took place on July 5. Compared with recent Spink blockbusters this was a more modest affair. Just 700 lots graced the catalog with sufficient goodies to bring out collectors in droves. … Continue reading

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New Zealand marks Rio

A couple of weeks out from Rio 2016, New Zealand issued two “Road to Rio” coins to celebrate this year’s Summer Olympics: a 30 mm, 1/2 ounce, .9999 fine gold $10 and a 40 mm, 1 ounce, .999 fine silver … Continue reading

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ISIL launches ‘circulation’ gold coins

By Richard Giedroyc Mexico tried it and failed during the 1990s. During the early 21st century Bernard von NotHaus tried it and failed (He also got himself arrested!). Now the terrorist organization calling itself ISIL or ISIS thinks they know … Continue reading

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‘Buy what you know’ valuable advice

There is a sensible bit of financial advice to only invest in what you understand and know. If you don’t understand the nuances of a possible investment, your risks of a loss go way up. The same advice applies when … Continue reading

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Early ANA bourse business brisk

Opening day of business at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 9 in Anaheim, Calif., offered a positive contrast to a slow pre-show event jointly sponsored by the ANA and the Professional Numismatists Guild. Mike Garofalo, director … Continue reading

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Gold quarter mintage set

The Mint has set a mintage ceiling of 100,000 for the gold Standing Liberty quarter Centennial coin that will go on sale Sept. 8. The coin is the second of three Centennial issues released in 2016 to commemorate the 1916 … Continue reading

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Mint Stats: It’s official: July silver sales stink

Just when you think summertime sales can’t get any drowsier, they do. The Mint closed out the month of July with just 25,000 more one-ounce silver bullion American Eagles sold, making July the month of lowest sales by far in … Continue reading

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