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No excitement at dollar’s end

Come July the final dollar coin of the Presidential series will become available. For those collectors who have been collecting the series since it began, their nine and a half year effort will come to a close. Waiting for nearly … Continue reading

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What wins after 51 years?

Remember when the first clad quarter came into your hand? I do. It was in the autumn of 1965. My father mentioned at suppertime that he had gotten one of the new quarters that day. I stopped eating and ran … Continue reading

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Overton achiever with PCGS

Take a look at the Professional Coin Grading Service website. It proclaims the completion of a Capped Bust half dollar set by Overton numbers. It took 30 years to do it and there are 453 coins in the set. This … Continue reading

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Gold puzzle beyond me

A hint yesterday that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at the June meeting of the board of governors seems to have momentarily unnerved gold buyers. When I checked the Kitco website this morning, the precious metal was trading … Continue reading

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Mint set’s time has passed

Today the U.S. Mint will begin selling the 2016 uncirculated coin set, which features an uncirculated example of all current coinage. Using the term current coinage is fraught these days because half dollars and dollar coins basically do not circulate. … Continue reading

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Back where I started

When I visited my mother last week, she had just cleaned out her purse. All of the change that had accumulated was removed. She remarked on how much lighter her purse was when she lifted it. Interestingly, when I had … Continue reading

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Stopped at the border

I have long believed that telling people they cannot have something is a sure way to make them want it. Perhaps we will see this demonstrated with the new Royal Canadian Mint $20 coin marking the 40th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Let’s hold a coin show

For a number of years now, worry has been expressed about the fate of coin shows. The Internet is making it less necessary to go to a show auction to bid, or to sit across the bourse table to buy … Continue reading

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Cash habit makes cent an old friend

Remember Wimpy in the Popeye cartoons saying he would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today? If he had had a credit card, that is essentially what he would have done without being a mooch. But times change. The … Continue reading

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Quick, more bullion, yes or no?

This week’s Numismatic News poll question asks, “Should the Mint strike new silver dimes, quarters and halves for the bullion market?” At this point those who are in favor are leading 57 percent to 43 percent against. Poll questions are … Continue reading

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