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Collectors seem to love the new two-coin West Point silver American Eagle set that went on sale at noon Eastern time yesterday at the Mint’s website and telephone operation. In less than two and a half hours, orders for 88,000 … Continue reading
Today is a big day for fans of the silver American Eagle series. The two-coin West Point set goes on sale at noon Eastern time today for $139.95. Will the set appeal to collectors to the same degree previous silver … Continue reading
In recent days Great Britain marked the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the one-pound coin that replaced its one-pound bank note. At the same time, I guess the United States has marked decades of talking about a dollar coin. … Continue reading
Do you know your own mind? I’d like to think I do, but being subjected to the full-force of high pressure sales tactics I wonder. I telephoned to order a consumer product I saw and thought might be useful. I … Continue reading
The first nice weekend of the year in this part of Wisconsin saw many of us on area roads and highways running errands while others were out in their yards clearing away winter debris. I did not receive anything interesting … Continue reading
Collectors share many experiences and many traits. What we do not share is the same time line. I began collecting 50 years ago. There are other collectors who started before me and still more who began after me. The longer … Continue reading
Congratulations to Kim Kiick on her new job as executive director of the American Numismatic Association. Yesterday, the ANA announced that she was taking over the post most recently vacated by Jeff Shevlin. Shevlin served just 10 months. I have … Continue reading
Mark Twain said history doesn’t repeat, but it rhymes. Markets, too, are often perceived as repeating old patterns. If tea leaves could tell the future price of gold, they would be regularly consulted as well. I don’t have any tea … Continue reading
With so many multi-million dollar rarities crossing the auction block in recent days, it is obviously a great time to be a collector of top-end coins. Cynics might say it is always a great time to collect those rarities because … Continue reading