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October bullion sales start off big

October’s bullion sales in just the first week are impressive after a strong showing in September. Silver American Eagles saw purchases in the first week of October at 2,250,000, well over half the total September sales amount of 4,140,000. Gold … Continue reading

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Gold for profit or wealth preservation?

There seems to be some confusion among buyers of bullion-priced precious metals as to their motivation for making such purchases.  Are they buying gold and silver to preserve their wealth indefinitely through diversification (which I refer to as owing precious … Continue reading

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Medal honors 220th anniversary of Kosciuszko Uprising

By Kerry Rodgers Thomas Jefferson described him as, “pure a son of liberty as I have ever known.”  Samuel Coleridge, Leigh Hunt and John Keats wrote poems in his honor. He was the subject of a U.S. stamp in 1933. … Continue reading

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Greece flaunts repatriated ancient coins

By Richard Giedroyc Collectors of ancient coins in the United States are likely less exuberant than was Greek Ambassador Christos Panagopoulos when on Aug. 4 he attended a ceremony in New York at which he announced the return of some … Continue reading

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Art medals gain support

Scientists, humanitarians and heroes are honored on medals produced by the U.S. Mint, as are our national values of liberty and freedom. But imagine the possibilities if artists and sculptors were given the artistic freedom to create medals sans legislative … Continue reading

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ANS to honor Scotts at annual gala

The American Numismatic Society will honor longtime benefactors Elizabeth and Stanley DeForest Scott with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual Dinner Gala on Jan. 8, 2015. The event will be held at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. … Continue reading

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Wyo-Braska show draws buyers

About 115 people attended the 8th Annual Wyo-Braska Coin & Stamp Collector Show Sept. 13 in Gering, Neb. As with many shows in recent years, attendance was down slightly, but dealers were happy with the outcome despite the slightly lower … Continue reading

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Ready to buy or sell on 2016 date?

Some collectors are already anticipating the prospects of 2016 U.S. Mint reproductions of 1916 designs. But rather than spending nearly two years just waiting around, now might be the time to actually collect the original Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter … Continue reading

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Potential seen in 1935 Peace dollar

Normally speaking, there would not be a lot of attention paid to the 1935 Peace dollar. In fact, the main claim to fame of the 1935 Peace dollar is that it, along with the 1935-S, were the last Peace dollars … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Plastic coin issue might be first – or not

By Richard Giedroyc Transdniester recently issued coins made of plastic. Are they really the first government to issue coins of this material as they claim to be? When you say “first government,” that becomes questionable. Keeling Cocos was established by … Continue reading

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