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Tucson Coin Club slates coin show Oct. 19

The Tucson Coin Club will be hold a coin show on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Fraternal Order of the Police located in Tucson, Ariz.  The show hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. … Continue reading

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Platinum Eagle cutoff meets apathy

Despite an announcement from the Mint Sept. 8 that it would end sales of the 2014 platinum American Eagle bullion coin on Oct. 1, buyers only purchased 200 coins since the announcement. Gold Eagles saw a boost in sales, with  … Continue reading

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How about making a fresh start?

If you could start coin collecting all over again, what would you do differently? Another way of putting this question is: if you were completely free to collect anything that appeals to you, what would it be? Too many of … Continue reading

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Bagmarks spoil Illinois half dollars

It’s technically the Illinois Centennial half dollar but it is Abraham Lincoln who dominates the design and is known to many as the Lincoln-Illinois Centennial half dollar. The fact that the Illinois Centennial half dollar was dated 1918 should give … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Emotion sells coins

By Richard Giedroyc In the Sept. 9 issue someone inquired about 9-11 memorial coins. What I have falls into the bullion type coin. The front is the Twin Towers, the Statue of Liberty and smaller buildings silhouetted on clear background, … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Magic of collecting extols diversity

By Mark A. Brown I had an eye-opening experience recently. A friend and fellow collector invited me over to see his several coin collections including, as it turned out, a collection of colorized silver eagles. I have never been very … Continue reading

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1792 silver-center cent brings in $705,000

More than $28 million was realized Sept. 3-7 by Heritage Auctions sales of coins and paper money in Long Beach. Leading the results for U.S. coins was a 1792 silver-center cent, which sold for $705,000. The coin was graded MS-61+ … Continue reading

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Senate candidate seeks return to gold standard

Return to the gold standard is called for by a New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate. Jeffrey Bell, a fiscal and economic conservative, is challenging Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. in the Nov. 4 election on this numismatically related proposition. Bell says … Continue reading

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Loyal buyers buoy 5-ounce silver coin series

America the Beautiful (ATB) 5-ounce silver coins are big, bold and sought after by collectors and investors alike. Those loyal to the series will be buying the latest ATB release – Great Sand Dunes. “I’d say about 80 percent are … Continue reading

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Dollar up, gold down; why?

The U.S. Dollar Index closed last Friday at 84.25. For the ninth consecutive week, the Dollar Index has finished higher than the quote from the end of the previous week. This is the longest string of consecutive weekly increases since … Continue reading

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