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Is peak gold concept worthy of notice?

Before the shale oil boom put the United States on course to pump more crude, there was a theory that peak oil was at hand. In a nutshell, that meant oil production could no longer rise and would instead decline. … Continue reading

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My guide will be George Washington

All these years into the Internet Age, I still receive snail mail regularly. Yesterday came an anonymous letter. Remember those? It was postmarked Grand Rapids, Mich. It reads: “Mr. Harper: “You look silly with your bald head. I think you should … Continue reading

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‘SS Central America’ treasure dominates news

‘Tis the season of treasures coming to auction. As the bounty from the 1857 wreck of the SS Central America continues to cause excitement in the collecting universe, another group of treasures (gold bars) coming to auction is also attracting attention. Continue reading

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Treasure yields 105 Territorial gold pieces

The SS Central America is the sunken treasure wreck that just keeps on giving. From the latest release of the California Gold Marketing Group LLC of Brea, Calif., we see a veritable census of Territorial gold issues from the Gold … Continue reading

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What’s the real price of a circulation strike?

The object of every coin buyer who has ever lived is to pay as little as possible for the coin he or she is interested in purchasing. On the other side, the object of every coin seller who ever lived … Continue reading

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Latest Eagle cheaper with lower gold price

Famous billionaire securities investor Warren Buffett has said that stocks are the only things that the public is reluctant to buy when they are on sale. How about modern gold coin buyers? We will find out next week when the … Continue reading

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PCGS gold coin overdate discovery exciting

It is a circulation find when a collector finds something of value in change. What do you call a find by a third-party grading service among coins submitted to it? Whatever you call it, it is both newsworthy and exciting. … Continue reading

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Can silver reverse proof set sell out?

Remember last year’s sellout that wasn’t? The Mint offered 225,000 2017 Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Sets beginning on Aug. 1, the first day of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money. The coins were struck in San Francisco. They have … Continue reading

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Buyer of 1804 dollar the next numismatic giant

Can a collector in the 21st century assemble a set of every coin ever struck by the U.S. Mint? Up to now, only Baltimore banker Louis Eliasberg managed to achieve this feat. He did it in the mid-20th century when … Continue reading

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Survey shows way in battle against fakes

How big a threat are counterfeits in the coin market today? Everybody has their own story. Most agree it is a growing threat. But we don’t know for sure. That is why the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force of the Industry Council … Continue reading

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