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Out of sight, out of mind

Whatever coin collectors might think of Presidential dollars, for the general public the coins are clearly slipping into the past – at least if a recent phone call is any guide. The caller had a number of Presidential dollars that … Continue reading

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No better time?

April is going to be a busy month. I have a local coin club banquet to attend next week. In three weeks I will be at the 75th anniversary convention of the Central States Numismatic Society. Other staffers here will … Continue reading

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It’s the right color

Mark Twain was right. History might not repeat, but it does rhyme. A good example of this can be found in cents. Numismatic News in recent weeks has reported on the discovery of the first 1974-D aluminum cent, its consignment … Continue reading

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Glad it wasn’t a $20

What’s the use of having gray hair if you cannot complain about the younger generation once in a while? That thought crossed my mind as I sat down to write this. I made a small purchase the other day at … Continue reading

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More gold for the bold

Collectors proved to be wild for cupped gold baseball commemorative coins last week. Will they be equally wild for a more traditional gold coin product that goes on sale April 4? On that date, the proof American Eagle gold coins … Continue reading

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Baseball gold sellout likely

Initial sales figures for the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemoratives show just how wise the Mint was in putting order limits into effect the day before sales began yesterday. In less than 24 hours the Mint has sold 41,797 … Continue reading

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Fast or slow, baseball coin way to go?

Word from the Whitman show in Baltimore is dealers were paying people $300 to wait in line at the U.S. Mint booth March 27 to purchase the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemoratives. Continue reading

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Time for Baltimore show

Baltimore is the place to be today through this weekend as the Whitman show brings the nation’s numismatic heavy hitters together at the convention center to do business. What am I doing in Iola besides digging out from yet more … Continue reading

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Order limits on baseball coins

At the 11th hour the Mint has decided to place order limits on tomorrow’s debut of the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemoratives. Telephone response levels to a mailed brochure prompted this. The sale and marketing department expected to receive … Continue reading

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Morgan silver dollar saves the day?

Whether we like it or not, we have all been changed by the 21st century bull market in gold and silver. Next month will mark the third anniversary of the top of the silver market, which occurred at the end … Continue reading

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