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Collectors get burden, bullion buyers get deals

Gold coin demand is soaring. The U.S. Mint is selling oodles more bullion coins both gold and silver. We are reminded of that every day when we see where bullion is trading. But who is more important to the Mint, … Continue reading

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Gold steps on the gas

February is often a quiet month as far as demand for American Eagle gold bullion coins goes. Not this year. The initial January sales rush for a new date has been followed by an ongoing rush to purchase coins in … Continue reading

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Investment proof

How excited are you about modern U.S. proof sets and mint sets? Proof silver American Eagles? I have one reader so excited about the topic that he sent me an email asking why I have not written about them lately. … Continue reading

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We’ve been noticed

I have returned to my desk after attending the World Money Fair in Berlin. I am a bit bleary eyed and mentally foggy from the long trip home, but I am glad I attended and doubly glad to be home … Continue reading

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It was decided in Berlin

If dealers had any common plea on the bourse floor of the World Money Fair in Berlin this past weekend it was for the return of Russian and Chinese coin buyers. A dramatically weaker ruble on the foreign exchange markets … Continue reading

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Technology fights fakers

Counterfeiters beware. A new method of securing high value circulating coins has been developed. Ten years of German research went into a coin that was unveiled by the Federal Republic of Germany at the Media Forum held in conjunction with … Continue reading

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Busy in Berlin

Even though it does not officially open until tomorrow, the World Money Fair in Berlin is in full swing. The auction is being called by Kuenker. Mints and suppliers and marketers are holding private meetings with each other. Longtime attendees … Continue reading

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This is your Presidential wake-up call

No this isn’t about the current election cycle. This is about coins. It is debatable whether the Presidential dollar coin series can be called popular. Some collectors love it. Some hate it. However, the fact remains that there are people … Continue reading

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Time for artists to compete

The Mint will hold a competition for artists to design the 2018 commemorative silver dollar honoring the centennial of World War I American Veterans. Because both of my grandfathers served in France in the First World War, I will probably … Continue reading

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How did your day start?

Some days start out in a peculiar fashion. Today is one of them. I am scheduled to go to the World Money Fair in Berlin tomorrow, but an approaching snow storm looks like it will hit just before my plane … Continue reading

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