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Apollo 11 coins clear last hurdle

“The Eagle has landed” were the dramatic words letting the world know that two American astronauts had arrived on the moon in 1969. Apollo 11 will be honored by commemorative coins in 2019 to mark the 50th anniversary of this … Continue reading

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All the gold dimes are gone

It wasn’t a 15-minute sellout, but the Mint got rid of its remaining gold Mercury dimes yesterday with little trouble. I checked a half an hour into the sale, and the Mint’s website showed they were still available. When after … Continue reading

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Gold drop spells purchase opportunity

Gold has been hammered. It’s the Fed’s fault. When the Federal Reserve System raised interest rates by a quarter point yesterday and indicated it would likely impose three more rate hikes in 2017, gold reacted very negatively. It is down … Continue reading

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New gold race starts tomorrow for Mercury

The buying frenzy for gold Mercury dimes might repeat itself tomorrow when the U.S. Mint puts 8,904 remainders back on sale on its website. Start time is noon Eastern. Price might even be $5 lower at $200 because gold bullion … Continue reading

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Go on a search for a gold coin

Everybody likes a treasure hunt, right? Anyone living in the Washington, D.C., metro area have got one thanks to Julian Leidman of Bonanza Coins. A 1916 McKinley gold commemorative dollar coin has been hidden to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Leidman … Continue reading

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Another successful Apollo mission

Approval by the Senate Dec. 10 of gold, silver and clad Apollo 11 commemorative coins for 2019 will make many coin collectors drool. These will be the second series of cupped coins issued by the U.S. Mint. The Senate acted … Continue reading

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United States Mint saving the best for last?

Ready for a bargain from the United States Mint? When the annual uncirculated dollar coin set goes up for sale on the Mint website Dec. 14, buyers will find that it is priced at $49.95. At first glance, that might … Continue reading

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Time for government to stop fake coins

When the Secret Service makes a big counterfeit paper currency bust, headlines are made. This was the case when $30 million in fake U.S. paper money was seized in Peru. But what should be making headlines in numismatics is the … Continue reading

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Why did silver Eagle sales drop in 2016?

A drop of 20 percent hit sales of the one-ounce silver American Eagle bullion coin in 2016. The 2015 total was 47 million pieces while the 2016 number is 37,601,500. The difference of 9,398,500 coins means the Mint lost out … Continue reading

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Silver Eagles gone

The Mint’s supply of 2016 silver American Eagles is gone. December sales of the coin totaled 140,000 pieces . The year’s total is 37,601,500. This is roughly 9.4 million fewer than the 2015 sales total of 47 million. On Jan. 9, … Continue reading

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