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Congress warms to clad commems

Are clad commemorative half dollars making a comeback? Since modern commemoratives began in 1982, there have been relatively few of them issued. The most popular commemorative is the silver dollar followed by the $5 gold piece. A long way behind is … Continue reading

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Fiat paper counts in critical moments

Gold may be a wonderful inflation hedge through the years and the centuries of civilization, but average people need to get through their day-to-day lives and find their next meal when they are hungry. An all-gold investor might find this … Continue reading

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Here’s the pitch

Has the time come to replace the commemorative coin template that is presently followed by the United States? Since the late 1990s the government has followed a model of two programs a year. This corrected a problem of too many … Continue reading

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Where is the 2009-P nickel?

There is an old saying about what’s old is new again. Perhaps that is why men are dressing like it is the early 1960s thanks to the popularity of the Mad Men TV series that ran for seven seasons. I … Continue reading

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Kennedy First Spouse numbers released

In the first day of sales, the U.S. Mint sold 7,102 proof Jackie Kennedy First Spouse half-ounce $10 gold pieces, according to figures just released. Uncirculated sales were roughly half that number at 3,792. The combined sales total is 10,894, … Continue reading

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Still magic in Kennedy name

The first hint of popularity for the Jackie Kennedy First Spouse gold coin became evident not long after the proof and uncirculated coins went on sale yesterday. The proof went on back order in just hours and this morning the uncirculated … Continue reading

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Keep the coin buyers in mind

Will coin collectors buy Breast Cancer Awareness commemorative coins in 2018 if they are authorized? I know. I am asking for trouble by posing the issue in this fashion. But numismatics is predominantly male and purchase decisions are made along … Continue reading

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Building up a silver product

Demand for 5-ounce America the Beautiful silver bullion coins is only a tiny fraction of demand for the American Eagle silver bullion coin. Nevertheless, it is still significant when supplies are depleted almost as soon as they are offered on … Continue reading

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No 5-ouncers this week

The Mint might have ended its rationing of the silver American Eagle supply because it can keep up with projected demand for them, but sellouts of the 5-ounce America the Beautiful coins seem to be on their way to becoming the … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge quarters circulate fast

An enthusiastic reader emailed me the news that he had received a 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway quarter in change in Utah. He noted that the Mint is not even selling its Blue Ridge rolls and bags to collectors yet. Obviously, … Continue reading

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