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- Letters to the Editor (09/30/14) Don’t buy the highest grade you can affordWe have all heard the advice “buy the highest grade you can afford”. In contrast, a recent collecting strategy has been to buy the lowest grade coin you can find. Although I currently subscribe to the fo...
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It is time to abolish the issuance of congressionally approved modern commemorative coins. The current baseball program aside, recent issues simply leave modern collectors cold. There is an impulse to try to fix something that seems broken, but I think … Continue reading
I had a couple of emails yesterday from collectors who asked why the prices of certain coins are what they are. That’s a tough question to answer. I expect they want to be told that there is some formula. After … Continue reading
I was looking at various coins that are for sale on the U.S. Mint’s website this morning. A couple of items in particular caught my eye. If you would like to buy the “W” mint marked 2014 uncirculated silver American Eagle coin, … Continue reading
Selling off a collection is a very difficult thing to do. Many collectors are bad at it. For many, it can feel like giving up. If coins have been a part of your life for many decades, the sense of … Continue reading
For every Apple announcement of new products and advances in the electronic economy, there seems to be another news story about computer hackers gaining access to personal data. While our future will not be without problems, one day I think … Continue reading
Word went out from the Mint at the beginning of the week that the last day it will accept orders for 2014 bullion platinum American Eagles will be Oct. 1. That’s the news. The question is do enough people care … Continue reading
When I look back to my beginnings in numismatics, I sometimes ask myself whether I should have been less the starry-eyed kid and more the commercially attuned realist. Since I was a kid at the time I began collecting, there … Continue reading
Buyers have been losing interest in the one-ounce silver American Eagle bullion coin since the end of spring. May demand was 3,988,500 coins. If we round it to 4 million for easy calculation, we can say silver buyers were taking … Continue reading
For many years I have supported the notion that the United States needed coins of higher value as inflation ate away the purchasing power of current coinage. But the American people have ignored the logic of higher value coins. The … Continue reading