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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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Brexit boosts bullion

The day Britons were deciding whether to Brexit, the country’s Royal Mint experienced a marked spike in its bullion trading. The Director of Bullion, Chris Howard, commented that on the day of the vote visits to the Royal Mint’s bullion … Continue reading

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Bitcoin becomes tangible

By Richard Giedroyc Aren’t bitcoins supposed to be in cyberspace? Surprise! Bitcoin provider BTCC recently announced it is minting a line of titanium composition coins. BTCC Chief Executive Officer Bobby Lee announced, “Launching our own physical bitcoins is a significant … Continue reading

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Early U.S. paper brings big prices

By Bill Brandimore The last Memphis auction by Lyn Knight was full of great notes bringing great prices. For example, the auction started with the $117,500 purchase of a $20 Demand Note on Boston, one of only four known Boston … Continue reading

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English coins among top performers

By Richard Giedroyc The Luxury Investment Index in Knight Frank’s recently released Wealth Report indicates English coins have performed very nicely. According to the report, rare coins were the second highest performing luxury asset during the 12-month period leading up … Continue reading

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Silver markups decline

Premiums have fallen for pre-1965 90 percent silver U.S. coins. Since my article two weeks ago where I did some comparison shopping on what different dealers were quoting retail customers as their price for $1,000-face-value bags of circulated 90-percent silver … Continue reading

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Flipping coin for Trump or Clinton

By Richard Giedroyc Having trouble deciding if you will vote for the Democratic or Republican candidate for President Nov. 8? You could flip a coin. Or to be task specific, why not flip the “Indecision 2016” campaign medal recently issued … Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Low numbers everywhere you look

Perhaps silver bullion coin buyers do go on vacation. Sales of the one-ounce silver American Eagles hardly budged. They were up by 150,000 in the last week to reach 1,345,000. With just a couple of days of possible sales left, … Continue reading

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