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What are collectors’ choices?

Voting has begun to choose the 2015 Coin of the Year, an award sponsored by World Coin News, sister publication to Numismatic News. An international panel of 80 judges was sent electronic ballots Oct. 28 to make their selections from … Continue reading

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Ready, set, go silver Kennedy

Today is the big day for collectors interested in buying the four-coin silver Kennedy set for $99.95. Sales commence at noon Eastern Time on the U.S. Mint website. I have had a couple of emails expressing surprise that the Mint … Continue reading

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Tone down our gold coin enthusiasm

Gold coins, wine and science fiction might seem like unlikely partners, but a new book that I have read was just released Oct. 25. I have always enjoyed books and movies about time travel. This new book is a near … Continue reading

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Kennedy maximum 300,000 sets

Word has just arrived that the Mint has placed a limit of 300,000 on the number of 50th anniversary Kennedy silver sets that it will produce. Just days ahead of the noon Eastern Time Oct. 28 commencement of sales on … Continue reading

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Red pickup silver rule?

I had a surprise Wednesday. I was out walking at my usual time in the afternoon on the Iola Old Car Show grounds. There are a couple of hundred acres and asphalted lanes. As I moved along, I realized a … Continue reading

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Ready for silver Kennedy set?

Some people plan ahead. Some people don’t. The U.S. Mint hopes that its customers for the upcoming four-coin 50th anniversary Kennedy silver half dollar set are the kind that plan ahead. Since the Mint moved from its old website to … Continue reading

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Silver dollar question interesting

An interesting topic presented itself to me this morning in my email. I will share the contents with you as well as my answer to the question below. “I was recently on vacation in Arizona and while in Tombstone I took … Continue reading

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Gold and gasoline real to me

As I drove to work this morning I spotted the gasoline station sign proclaiming that a gallon of gasoline is $3.139. The gas price has been declining since summer and each step lower brings a smile to my face. Today’s … Continue reading

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I remember when gold and silver were …

On Monday morning it is sometimes tough to fire up my memory and get focused on the news and features for the coming week. I think back to years ago and shrug. Even if I get myself up to speed … Continue reading

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Errors prompt many questions

A handwritten letter arrived yesterday. The sender poses a question. He writes, “A few years back 20+ I found a 1988-P mint set with a doubled Washington quarter. “Since then I’ve bought hundreds of ’88 sets, but have found only 15 … Continue reading

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