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Coin Clinic: Kennedy half collected most at release

By Richard Giedroyc The statement was made some time ago that the Kennedy half is the “most collected coin in the world.” Is this still true? This was probably around the time the Kennedy half dollar was first released and … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Gold Kennedy half won’t be rare

By William H. Brownstein Reference is made to my Viewpoint article published in the July 2, 2013 edition of Numismatic News, in which I opined that off-metal strikes and piedfort issues of regular issues should be made available for the … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (09/23/14)

Mint offers too many options for gold coins The multitude of coin products and releases from the U.S. Mint has gone out of control. Nothing exemplifies this more than the 24k gold version of the Kennedy half dollar, which I … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (09/23/14)

From the Aug. 29 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Will the Franklin D. Roosevelt presidential dollar coin sell out quickly? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. They’ll sell better, but not likely sell out. Art … Continue reading

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Popular Eleanor Roosevelt on latest First Spouse coin

Eleanor Roosevelt has gone down in history as a very popular First Lady. Her portrait on the half-ounce First Spouse gold coin just released by the U.S. Mint makes history in another way. You can see her teeth. The portrait … Continue reading

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Gold coins the best buy right now?

The price of gold hit $1,265 Sept. 3, the lowest since mid-June when it dropped from a relatively steady $1,300 to $1,243 over a month’s time. Are buyers taking notice? Not according to Gary Rosencrans, owner of Gary’s Coins, Wisconsin … Continue reading

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August gold, silver bullion sales low

August sales of bullion from the Mint were mediocre at best, despite low prices for precious metals. Gold American Buffalo bullion saw its second-lowest month at 8,000 coins sold, platinum American Eagle bullion had its fourth-lowest month at 700 coins … Continue reading

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Will gold become plentiful?

Eight weeks ago, my column in the Numismatic News/NumisMaster e-newsletter discussed how future nanotechnology capability could make it possible to counterfeit coins that would be indistinguishable from the originals even if analyzed at the atomic level. (Read the article here.) … Continue reading

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Confederate States Paper Money, 12th Edition

The complete guide to both Confederate States and Southern States issues of America paper money during the Civil War (1861-1865), and the Reconstruction period, fully illustrated and reflecting today’s market values. The first new edition in 3 years, this is … Continue reading

Confederate States Paper Money, 12th Edition
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50 years since demise of silver

By Richard Giedroyc It was a half century ago, in 1964, that the United States officially ended minting circulating silver coins. Granted, due to a compromise between President Lyndon B. Johnson and U.S. Congress some silver would be retained in … Continue reading

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