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“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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