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Yes, you can believe your eyes

When you want to find a valuable coin so bad you can taste it, does that mean you don’t believe what your eyes tell you? I wonder. I had an email yesterday: “I’m writing you again after sitting with my … Continue reading

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Get your money ready for 2018 palladium proof

Remember the U.S. palladium bullion American Eagle coin introduced in September? You know, the one-ounce piece with a mintage of 20,000 that looks like a Mercury dime on the obverse and a Walking Liberty half on the reverse? You don’t? … Continue reading

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Gold collectors need to be picky

With the end of the year approaching, collectors are starting to focus eagle eyes on Mint products that will go off sale during the month of December. Are any of them worth buying because of low mintages? I have had … Continue reading

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Can Bitcoin crash hinder gold’s future?

Will a crash in the price of Bitcoin help or hurt the price of gold? Yes, I know, some people think Bitcoin is undervalued. These are financial hedge fund types who buy it and then tell the public it is … Continue reading

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Get those 2018 silver Eagles out fast

When buyers want to buy, no retailer wants to turn them away. But that is what has been going on with silver American Eagles in recent years when New Year’s rolls around. I will be at the Florida United Numismatists … Continue reading

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Coin collecting meant freedom to me

The tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy 54 years ago still evokes sadness. It also evokes many questions about how and why it happened. One thing is certain, it inspired the creation of the Kennedy half dollar. It is … Continue reading

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Time to party like Grover Criswell?

Coin collectors as a group are remarkably frugal. In most instances, that is a compliment. It is a positive. However, when it comes to the American Numismatic Association trying to find a site for a summer convention, it is a … Continue reading

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Bitcoin soars past $8,000; marketers take note

It pays to follow headlines if you are in business. The value of Bitcoin has now passed $8,000. I check its price on the www.kitco.com website when I check the values of gold and silver. Bitcoin has no physical existence. … Continue reading

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What’s your theory for Eagle sales drop?

Word on the bourse floor while I was in China was that Panda bullion coin sales were down. The drop in sales is on par with what has been happening with American Eagles in the United States. In the United … Continue reading

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New writing style on latest paper money

“Make your mark here” is what illiterates were told when they had to sign an agreement in the olden days. How many old TV shows or movies about the Old West had such a scene where a plucky prospector had … Continue reading

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