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Dollars to embody flesh and blood

When you think of World War I, what do you think of? Perhaps the Peace dollar comes to mind. It was a design to mark the end of fighting. It was introduced in 1921, three years after the Nov. 11, … Continue reading

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When will silver and gold Eagles fly again?

I jumped the gun eight days ago when I proclaimed bad silver American Eagle sales. They were bad. They stayed bad. I wanted to mention it first. Others waited for the calendar to say October has arrived. The financial press … Continue reading

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More cents raise questions but what are they?

The word is getting out about the rare 1982-D small date copper and the 1983-D copper cent. Both should be known only in copper-coated zinc. But this year, Numismatic News has reported the find of one of each in the … Continue reading

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Does bullion jackpot actually exist?

Is it time for a little bullion heresy? I first began reading “get rich with bullion” when the price of silver was freed from Treasury control in 1967. That’s 50 years. Since then, coins and bullion have given me a … Continue reading

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Coin collecting spreads its influence

If I said there are more coin collectors now than at any time in history, you would probably think I am crazy. There are few Young Numismatists, you would say. The primary cohort of collectors is aging and leaving the … Continue reading

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Fight against counterfeit paper money goes on

It’s Harriet Tubman versus Andrew Jackson in the battle for the $20 bill. That’s the headline. A reader wrote me that perhaps it is time to put that aside to consider the main reason paper money is redesigned: To make … Continue reading

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Will bourse fee cut start a new trend?

Cheaper bourse table fees are being offered for the two 2018 C.A.M.P. shows at the Monroeville, Pa., Convention Center, which is in suburban Pittsburgh. The shows are scheduled for March 23-25, 2018, and Sept. 7-9, 2018. The table costs are … Continue reading

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Worst silver Eagle sales year since 2008?

Will 2017 turn out to be the worst year for silver American Eagle sales since 2008? It’s a distinct possibility. I am jumping the gun by writing this with a week left in the month of September. But the broad … Continue reading

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Will collectors pay up for medal set?

At what price do coin collectors cry uncle over the price of a Mint offer? Certainly it varies according to what the item is made of, from base metal to silver to gold. It probably varies according to whether the … Continue reading

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Look over shoulder before you buy?

Will American coin collectors have to jump when some outside power says jump? No, I am not talking about the U.S. Mint, though that is probably what many think after reading the first sentence. What I am referring to is … Continue reading

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