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$950 gold then surge?

In an interview with the ET Now, website of The Economic Times, commodity guru Jim Rogers last week said, “The U.S. dollar is not a safe haven but people think it is, and they do not know what else to … Continue reading

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MS-65 1920-S quarter a good deal

There are a number of surprises in the prices of the Standing Liberty quarters. It’s a case where the Standing Liberty quarter is still a set we are learning about. That might sound strange since the last Standing Liberty quarter … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Presidential series from cereal box?

By David Menchell I know you’re primarily interested in the Kennedy Presidential dollar, an issue raised in a recent poll question. I have to say that I’m pretty disappointed with the entire Presidential series. In general, I find them to … Continue reading

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One-ounce gold Eagles jump in sales

With a drop in the price of silver and gold collectors are ditching coins containing the precious metals while investors are buying them up. Sales of bullion American Buffalo and Eagle coins rose dramatically between June 3 and June 10. … Continue reading

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Three strikes against Liberty Head nickel

Three strikes and Liberty Head nickels are out with collectors. Lack of a good looking design, lack of a grading consensus and few survivors in higher circulated grades combine to keep collectors away. “They are ugly coins,” said Bill Miholer … Continue reading

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Reverse proofs examined

It was no sooner than the March of Dimes Special Silver Sets began hitting the street that owners began reporting relatively minor errors being found on many of the reverse proof dimes. Reverse proof refers to the finish on the … Continue reading

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New CCAC chair

A new chairperson has taken over the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. Mary N. Lannin of San Rafael, Calif., replaces Gary Marks. She is a former winery owner and public TV director as well as a coin collector starting in childhood. … Continue reading

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How much gold in China?

On May 15, the Russian news source Pravda passed along an unconfirmed story that appeared in Duowei News that the Chinese government had accumulated 30,000 tons (965 million ounces) of gold reserves. China last updated their published gold reserves figure … Continue reading

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Coindrum trades coins for travel voucher

By Richard Giedroyc In the United States unwanted coins can be fed into counting machines at banks or retail stores, many of these services charging a hefty fee to accept the bulky coins. International travelers have an even more difficult … Continue reading

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First known Georgia $2 National surfaces

By Peter Huntoon It is huge news when a deuce is discovered from a previously unreported state. The Georgia $2 that graces this article was just consigned to Manifest Auctions (www.manifestauctions.com) and will cross the block July 11. The note … Continue reading

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