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Build a gold coin set

If a newcomer asked me to recommend something in the numismatic field this morning, I would tell him to consider gold. It is an under collected area, because it seems so expensive to make a start. You don’t find gold … Continue reading

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Golden idea or fool’s gold?

Collectors are wildly enthusiastic about the gold Centennial issues of 2016. The Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter and Walking Liberty half dollar designs are being issued in gold to mark the 100th anniversary of the arrival of these three popular designs … Continue reading

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Dollar series ends with whimper

The last hurrah for the Presidential coin series will come when the Mint chooses to offer the Ronald Reagan Coin and Chronicles set. Will this send the series out with a bang or a whimper? It has been difficult for collectors … Continue reading

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Silver Eagles’ week to remember?

A 10 percent off sale wouldn’t attract the public to a department store. But will it attract silver buyers back to the silver American Eagle? That is a question we are in the process of answering. Silver bullion started a … Continue reading

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Mint’s wheel of fortune

With the silver Liberty medal sold out on Aug. 23, the next potential collector heart stopper will be the gold Standing Liberty quarter on Sept. 8. Helping to stoke potential demand for this, which is the second of three Centennial … Continue reading

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Dad’s coins offer challenge

Winston Churchill said the American and the British are divided by a common language. The same might be said about collectors and noncollectors. I had lunch Tuesday at a local eatery. I sat at the counter with a husband and … Continue reading

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Silver medal sellout: Good or bad?

The silver Liberty Mint medal that went on sale yesterday sold out in less than five minutes. I’m surprised. The medal had a low mintage of 12,500 each from two mints, San Francisco and West Point. Had it been a … Continue reading

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Largest cupped silver coin?

Would you like to see the U.S. Mint strike a cupped three-inch, five-ounce silver coin, which has never been done before? If yes, you might be interested to know that time is running out for Congress to authorize commemorative coins … Continue reading

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Mistreated coin collectors won’t come back

Are coin dealers who populate the bourse floors of major shows losing their ability to conduct retail business with the public? Everybody knows that these bourses are becoming more and more wholesale events as fewer collectors attend. Collectors are content … Continue reading

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Long live ANA auctions

Stack’s Bowers American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money convention auction results arrived yesterday after Numismatic News went to press. The firm reported $21 million in sales across the U.S. coin, world coin and paper money fields. This exceeded the … Continue reading

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