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Making sense of cents

I had an email on Monday from a reader who heeded my call to report finds of 2015-dated coins. He received four 2015 cents on Feb. 1. I am grateful for this and all reports of circulation finds of new … Continue reading

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From coins to bitcoins

Do you wonder what former Mint Director Ed Moy is up to these days? An announcement has come my way that he has joined the board of advisors of a bitcoin payment processing company named Coin.co. The firm is based … Continue reading

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Caution signaled in Berlin

Word from the bourse floor of the World Money Fair held over the weekend in Berlin, Germany, was that business was kind of slow. I was not there, so I could not see for myself. My superiors decided that this … Continue reading

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Unique dollar up for bids

What’s the only plain edge 2014-D enhanced uncirculated Native American dollar worth? We will find out when an online auction conducted by GreatCollections closes on Feb. 8. The coin is certified MS-69 by ANACS, which found the coin Jan. 20 … Continue reading

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Marshals sales arrested

If it had been proof silver Eagles, there would be an extra zero on the end of it, but as it stands, the first-day sales number of the proof silver dollar commemorating the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Marshals Service … Continue reading

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Gold just like winter coats?

Most consumers know that they will get a better deal on winter clothing during the clearance sales just ahead of the spring line being put on display. Similar savvy thinking might be needed for purchasers of bullion coins with the … Continue reading

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What a neat idea from PCGS

Collectors can now have their cake and eat it too thanks to another technological creation from the Professional Coin Grading Service. Security has long been a worry among numismatists. The usual result is collectors separate themselves from their coins by storing … Continue reading

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Copper profit disappearing

If savers of the old 95-percent copper cents struck until 1982 are watching the price of copper, they are probably increasingly disappointed. It is going down. The www.coinflation.com website monitors the prices of base metals and how they translate into … Continue reading

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Not many reports on 2015 coins

Find any 2015 dated coins in circulation yet? A week ago I asked that question in my blog and in the e-newsletter that Numismatic News sent out that day. I was not exactly overwhelmed with responses. The first came in … Continue reading

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Will the proof silver Eagle fly?

Is there such a thing as offering a popular Mint product too early in the year? The thought crossed my mind as early reports of sales of the 2015 proof silver American Eagle coin do not seem particularly strong. Going … Continue reading

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