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Congress reaches for the moon

Is it blast-off time for the moon landing commemoratives? A vote in the U.S. House of Representatives will be held this afternoon on legislation calling for coins commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 2019. H.R. 2726 calls … Continue reading

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Put Trump on a dollar coin

Start a new dollar coin tradition. Every new President should be inaugurated simultaneously with the release of $1 coins bearing his portrait. This idea is already all but impossible to implement. The inauguration is Jan. 20, 2017. Creating a coin … Continue reading

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Gotta get that gold American Eagle

Gold’s market price might be down to $1,169, but demand for one-ounce American Eagles continues to soar. Buyers took 129,000 of the Eagles from the Mint last month. November results beat October’s handily. The October sales number of 100,500 had been … Continue reading

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Treasury to travel to Mnuchin land

A former Wall Street banker and current hedge fund head is expected to be named by President-elect Donald Trump to the post of Treasury secretary. Steven Mnuchin seems to have a fairly typical resume compared to recent holders of the … Continue reading

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Silver coins can be hedge and study aid

There are vegetables that taste better raw rather than cooked. There are times when raw coins are more useful than slabbed. This is not to deny the necessity of the authentication and grading services that issue the slabs In this … Continue reading

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Buffalo nickel passes acid test

Buffalo nickels with acid-restored dates I was told by Lima, Ohio, dealer Larry Briggs are “bigger than what you would think, but not as big as you would hope.” You can collect them. I was glad to be able to … Continue reading

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Love for gold coins measured by price?

Coin collectors did their holiday shopping early when it comes to the gold Walking Liberty half dollar. On the first day of sales, beginning at noon Eastern Time Nov. 17, the Mint sold 43,728. By the Nov. 20 closing date for … Continue reading

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Toodle-Lew

Treasury Secretary Jacob J. “Jack” Lew is serving his final days in office. The Barack Obama Administration is winding down. Come Jan. 20, 2017, or shortly thereafter, a new team of Cabinet secretaries will be installed to carry on the … Continue reading

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Lots of cash spent but no gold Walker sellout

Almost four full days after the gold Walking Liberty half dollar went on sale at the United States Mint website, it is still available. There was no sellout. It had a good first day of sales with 43,728 being taken … Continue reading

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No time to abolish quarters

Can you believe that the America the Beautiful quarter program has reached the 35th of its planned 56 issues? Most collectors probably wonder where the time has gone. Most of the general public probably don’t know and don’t care. It … Continue reading

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