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New set might be good gift

Anyone who ever went to school probably had a discussion of the question, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to listen, does it make a sound?” My version of the question today is if … Continue reading

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Less luster for silver, more for clad?

As collectors, we often look for historical turning points. The year 1965 looms large for collectors of U.S. coins as the year silver was removed from circulating dimes and quarters. The composition of these coins was replaced by a copper-nickel … Continue reading

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Silver Eagle supply lasts a few days

One-ounce silver American Eagle bullion coins went on sale Nov. 17 for the first time since the U.S. Mint said it had run out of the coins on Nov. 5. The Mint had 1,525,000 to allocate (ration) among its Authorized … Continue reading

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We don’t put it in their face

What dopes collect coins? Does that queston get your attention? Is it in your face enough? Modern media, especially on the Internet, is not known as being polite, dainty or quiet. Breaking through the blah, blah, blah that seems to … Continue reading

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Cash proved the better bet

It has become common knowledge that electronic payments at the checkout counter are on average faster than paying by cash and waiting for change. Such transactions certainly save the merchant money by not having to stock as much change. They save individuals … Continue reading

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Kennedy silver set further behind

I asked a question last week when gold and silver seemed to be in free fall as to whether this negative price trend was influencing the purchasing decisions of collectors relative to the 50th anniversary silver Kennedy half dollar set. … Continue reading

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Not quite what I daydreamed of

When I was a kid working on filling my two Whitman Lincoln cent albums, I searched through cents every chance I got. I dreamed of someday finding a 1909-S VDB like a customer on my paper route had done. I … Continue reading

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Now it’s the Lee 1913 nickel

Owning one of the five 1913 Liberty Head nickels is a privilege reserved for very few collectors. The coin is not cheap. When the owner of one of these rarities contacts me, I sit up and take notice. I had … Continue reading

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FUN, sun and coins

After my comment yesterday about moving to Florida to avoid the Wisconsin snow, I had an email from former American Numismatic Association President Gary Lewis this morning. “Why wait?” he asked. “The weather is great (it is 60 at 6 … Continue reading

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Golden future in 10 years?

On Friday I exchanged emails with a longtime collector, reader and gold fan. The proof gold Kennedy half dollar was on his mind. “Do you think that the Kennedy 50th anniversary half dollar gold coin is a good buy from … Continue reading

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