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- Letters to the Editor (March 1, 2016) Mint makes fast delivery of flawless Twain coinJust for the record, I received notification from the U.S. Mint that my Mark Twain silver dollar coin had been shipped on Feb. 2. It arrived Feb. 6. Four days. It must be some kind of record. The coin is flawless. Thank you U.S. Mint. Klaus Schwalfenberg Torrance, Calif. ‘S’ mint quarters ...
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How long will cash stick around? This has become a perennial question in numismatics. It might even take on political overtones if the $20 bill is abolished before Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew can make good on his promise … Continue reading
I checked the Kitco website for the prices of gold and silver this morning as I usually do. Gold was $1,238.60 a troy ounce. Silver was $17.05. The dominant rhythm of numismatic life these days is set by the fluctuations … Continue reading
Were collectors who rapidly pushed yesterday’s Mint offer of a gold Mercury dime to a sellout making a purchase based on nostalgia or intelligence? Setting aside for a moment the possibility that the answer to the question could be both, … Continue reading
After a week of leaks from his own federal agency, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew publicly announced yesterday the reversal of his 2015 decision to push Alexander Hamilton off the $10 Federal Reserve Note. Instead, President Andrew Jackson will get the … Continue reading
Up until the Chicago International Coin Fair this past weekend, I had never met any hobbyist who said he was collecting a complete set of First Spouse gold coins. When all is said and done, there will be 40 uncirculated pieces … Continue reading
The gold bullion market is not doing potential buyers of the 2016 Mercury dime Centennial gold coin any favors this week. When the coin goes on sale at noon Eastern Daylight Time Thursday, the price might be an unpleasant surprise. … Continue reading
Most active collectors in the United States focus on the issues of the U.S. Mint. They comprise a very large group of people and the commercial aspect of this part of numismatics is the very definition of a mass market. … Continue reading
Today is my day to arrive at the Chicago International Coin Fair. Will I see you there? It is being held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. Doors open to the public at 10 a.m. The … Continue reading
Don’t buy proof American Eagles on the secondary market just before federal income taxes are due. This year the deadline is April 18. Many individuals wait until just before filing to fund their Individual Retirement Accounts. Those that choose to … Continue reading