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NOW collectors hold show

The Numismatists of Wisconsin organization is coming home. Why don’t you join in the homecoming here in Iola, Wis., where NOW is holding its state show today and tomorrow? Hours are noon to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to … Continue reading

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Bullion buyers love 5 ouncers

Is it a flying turkey that attracts buyers, or has the 5-ounce America the Beautiful silver bullion coin series finally convinced precious metals buyers that these coins are a good way to own silver? Whatever it is, the Mint has reported that … Continue reading

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Strange $20 design voting pattern

Do Americans hate their contemporaries? Do we revere Washington because no one can remember him rather than because he is the Father of our Country? I have to ask that question after receiving the results of the final vote in … Continue reading

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Last call for March of Dimes?

For eight days there has been an order limit of five per household for the March of Dimes  Special Silver Set. That has now been removed by the U.S. Mint. Sales stand at 71,114 and are still 3,886 short of the … Continue reading

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Have you seen a 2009 cent?

One of the unfortunate aspects of the financial crisis that hit the United States in 2008 is the impact it had on the mintages of the four Lincoln bicentennial cent designs in 2009. Where 5.41 billion cents were struck in … Continue reading

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Mesmerizing auctions

When I signed into my computer this morning, I discovered that virtually nothing has changed since I signed off on Friday afternoon. The March of Dimes Special Silver Set is still available on the Mint website for $61.95. Gold was … Continue reading

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My memories trump yours

Every generation has its memories. Events, music, smells can send my mind down memory lane. I expect it is the same for most people. As a card carrying Baby Boomer, my recollections span the tumultuous 1960s. A lot happened in … Continue reading

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Here’s your chance to make coins

The unemployment rate is dropping and the U.S. Mint is planning to do its bit to keep America moving forward. It plans to hire 86 people in the coming weeks, said Tom Jurkowsky, director of the U.S. Mint Office of … Continue reading

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March of Dimes set moves closer to sellout

The latest sales number from the Mint of the March of Dimes Special Silver Set is 63,882. Maximum possible is 75,000. Buyers still have time to act, but the clock seems to be ticking.

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All oldies should be gold(ies)

We collectors appear to be ready to go wild for coins that will be struck next year with 100-year old designs on them. The favorite oldie Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter and Walking Liberty half dollar designs first used in 1916 … Continue reading

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