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Buyer’s remorse hits Enhanced Uncirculated Set

When is a Mint sellout not a sellout? Apparently, when the offer is the 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set. It has been available on the Mint’s website again since Thursday morning. That is now four more days of availability … Continue reading

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Denver convention gravity hard to escape

The American Numismatic Association convention in Denver this week was a delight to attend. However, the annual gathering cannot return to Chicago soon enough as far as I’m concerned. Give me a show I can drive to. I had a … Continue reading

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Too many enhanced uncirculated sets?

Sales began again this morning for the 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set. It sold out online in minutes on Tuesday. One disappointed would-be buyer was able to make a purchase this morning. His email to me from two days … Continue reading

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Palladium bullion due in September

A one-ounce palladium bullion coin will be released by the U.S. Mint in September. Acting Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint David Motl said the new coin would be sold through the Mint’s usual network of Authorized Purchasers. He told … Continue reading

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Enhanced uncirculated set sellout has Denver twist

The enhanced uncirculated coin set sold out online in minutes yesterday. That news flashed across the American Numismatic Association bourse floor in Denver. It was dealer set-up time. No public was on the floor. There also was a twist. Word … Continue reading

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Deisher given top PNG award in Denver

Retired editor of Coin World, Beth Deisher, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award July 31. The recognition was extended by the Professional Numismatists Guild at its annual awards dinner in Denver. Newly elected PNG President Barry Stuppler said she was … Continue reading

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All roads (and air routes) lead to Denver

It’s worth it. It’s worth it. That’s what I will be telling myself as I head to the airport for a 5 a.m. flight. Why am I leaving at such an early hour? I want to get to the American … Continue reading

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Old silver Franklins inquiry a pleasant change

Wow, I have received an email inquiry that is not directly related to error cents. Actually, the email went to a colleague in the Standard Catalog department. The person writes: “How can I sell the Franklin half dollars that I … Continue reading

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Coin collecting the opposite of hoarding

I saw a CNBC story today that said Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is on his way to becoming the richest man in the world. His company is on its way to becoming worth $1 trillion. It doesn’t all belong to … Continue reading

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Correct coin price in the eye of the beholder

Coin collectors tend to argue about prices. Our difficulty as a group is that sometimes there is an assumption that there is one correct price. Anything above it means the coin offered is being offered by a crook. Anything less … Continue reading

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