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Out of silver Shenandoah bullion

The Mint has temporarily run out of the 2014 Shenandoah National Park 5-ounce America the Beautiful silver bullion coins that it sells to its Authorized Purchasers. Sales stand at 20,000 pieces. “We will be striking additional coins and will notify … Continue reading

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What about the strawberries?

Are people who own antiques and collectibles losing interest in them or are they simply better informed than they used to be? Yesterday the Iola Historical Society held its annual open house, strawberry festival and appraisal event. As a volunteer … Continue reading

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Best be a gold collector in long run

It doesn’t take much to get the gold commentators excited these days. We have vaulted over $1,300 again for the umpteenth time this year. Has a new up trend begun? I don’t know. I think it is premature to even … Continue reading

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Will one silver size always fit all?

It’s a close race, but sales of the 2014 collector version of the five-ounce America the Beautiful coins are outpacing sales of the bullion version. The collector version has a “P” mintmark on it. It is sold by the Mint … Continue reading

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Up or down, take it like a collector

If you bought your house 30 years, you have a very nice profit on it. But the reason you purchased it was probably just so you could have a place to live. If you bought silver and gold 15 years … Continue reading

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ANA gets new treasurer

Larry Baber is stepping down as treasurer of the American Numismatic Association. Gerome Walton is stepping in to take his place. Baber is embarking on a 23-month mission to the Marshall Islands on behalf of the Church of Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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Ads are good as gold

It pays to advertise. Newspapers have been saying that for as long as I have been alive. Numismatic News has emphasized this message for my entire career. At first blush, the message looks self-serving. I want ads in my hobby … Continue reading

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Missing silver matters

There are still some hard copy club newsletters being sent to members. As a courtesy some of these clubs send me copies, which I much appreciate. I read through them when I get the chance. The May issue of “Nashua … Continue reading

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Kennedy provides gold(en) opportunity

What would modern numismatics be without a buying frenzy? The Mint has teed up another new product and it will be made available at its booth Aug. 5-9 at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in the Chicago … Continue reading

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That’s a lot of silver Eagles

With the end of rationing of the silver American Eagle bullion coins as of June 2, I wondered what kind of demand it would take for the Mint to once again be overwhelmed, requiring the return of rationing. It has … Continue reading

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