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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
What was the biggest story to come out of the Central States Numismatic Society convention held April 24-27 in Schaumberg, Ill.? A leading contender would be that the 1913 Liberty Head nickel sold for $3,172,500 April 25 in the Heritage … Continue reading
If you were about to sell something that has been in your family since 1945 or 1946, would you feel a twinge of regret? That question helps explain the state of mind of Ryan Givens last night when the … Continue reading
The timing of yesterday’s announcement by the Federal Reserve Board that the new $100 Federal Reserve Note will be released Oct. 8, 2013 is somewhat ironic. Gold buyers have been going wild in recent days trying to obtain physical gold … Continue reading
To say bullion is distracting is probably an understatement. But there is no question the the latest swing in the prices of gold and silver and the huge demand for physical metal is where the action is. The suspension of … Continue reading