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Old date is new again?

After checking my email Monday morning, I decided that this week it is back to basics after seeing what was left after deleting all of the spam. One message that I received was particularly surprising. It will take a little … Continue reading

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I get a bang out of coins

I am a fan of the CBS television series “The Big Bang Theory.” You might call it life with nerds, geeks or whatever pejorative term you want to use about smart but awkward people. It has raised their profile and … Continue reading

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Strike gold with First Spouse coins?

When the Presidential dollar series ends with the Jerry Ford issue in 2016, the First Spouse gold coin program will end with it. At that point, all of the coins issued from Martha Washington to Betty Ford will be a … Continue reading

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Advice worth more than gold

If you could give a word of advice to every new collector, what would it be? We all make mistakes that we should have avoided. A little guidance from prior generations might have helped. Not every bit of numismatic information … Continue reading

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Don’t date yourself

When did you go to school? I went to school long enough ago that Pluto was considered a planet. The solar system then had nine planets. Now it has eight. If you had learned about the solar system before 1930, … Continue reading

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Silver Eagle rationing to return?

Will rationing return to limit purchases of 2014 silver American Eagle bullion coins from the U.S. Mint? It might. But the Mint calls it allocation. On Friday, in response to questions from me, the Mint said “The demand we have … Continue reading

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Eagles, Eagles, who wants Eagles?

Low demand for American Eagle bullion coins in August allowed the U.S. Mint to get a jump on production of 2015 Eagles, the Mint says, but the September demand surge for the coins caused it to refocus on 2014 output The … Continue reading

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Silver can be more than an investment

How about a stroll down memory lane? If you are looking for a new challenge at reasonable cost, you might just take a look at the APMEX website. It is a bullion sales site to be sure, but there is … Continue reading

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Dollar disses gold – temporarily

If you wonder why the prices of gold and silver are in retreat, yesterday’s financial market headline that the U.S. dollar has risen 7.7 percent against an index of world currencies in just three months is a good place to … Continue reading

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Canada tries out small gold coin

The Royal Canadian Mint is one of the most savvy marketing organizations in the world. Yet I can’t quite wrap my mind around the concept behind a new product announced last week. The RCM is now selling gold Maple Leaf … Continue reading

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