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Send your check now

Private firms offering numismatic items to people who know nothing about the field have been commonplace for many years. Every so often a reader will send me examples of these offers for my information. Yesterday two such communications came my … Continue reading

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About the box

Many collectors have ordered coins from the U.S. Mint over the years and upon receipt simply stored them in the original mailer. I have done that, especially with commemorative coins. There really is no album for them, so they end … Continue reading

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Proof sets mostly forgotten?

The silver American Eagle bullion coin is probably the most widely followed coin issue of the United States Mint. Is there a collector in the land who does not own one? Only quick sellouts of things like the Truman Coin … Continue reading

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Cheaper gold, more 2016 sales?

Collectors of U.S. coins might have to say thank you to China. Why? Read on. Expectations are building among coin collectors about next year’s U.S. Mint offering of gold Mercury dimes, Standing Liberty quarters and Walking Liberty half dollars. The … Continue reading

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More silver Eagles July 27

Silver American Eagle bullion coins will be put back on sale by the U.S. Mint on July 27, 20 days after the July 7 notice was sent saying that it had run out of the coins. The Mint’s rationing system, … Continue reading

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How low can it go?

The price of an ounce of platinum fell below $1,000 this morning. Will gold be close behind? I checked the Kitco website a little more extensively than I usually do because platinum’s fall below that nice round number made we … Continue reading

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Save date for Memphis

Dates have been set for next year’s International Paper Money Show in Memphis, Tenn. It is a little earlier than usual, beginning June 1 and running through June 5 at the Cook Convention Center. This a familiar gathering for paper … Continue reading

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Print your own money – and facts

Do you have the right to print your own paper money? A woman arrested in Tennessee while attempting to pass a fake $5 said she was granted that right by a new law. “All these other ******* get to print … Continue reading

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Kennedy name still magic?

The John F. Kennedy 2015 Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set is already on back order at the U.S. Mint website. It went on sale July 9. The set contains an uncirculated John F. Kennedy Presidential dollar, which … Continue reading

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Take delivery of your gold

Every coin collector knows that in 1933 the U.S. government called in all gold coins. The public was paid face value for the coins. The next year the U.S. formally devalued, raising the official price of gold from $20.67 an … Continue reading

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