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Silver Eagle demand falls behind gold Eagle

Where are the silver American Eagle buyers this year? I have asked this question before, but now with the closing weeks of 2016 upon us, it is quite obvious that there is no way last year’s 47 million sales number … Continue reading

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Another 100 years for Andrew Jackson?

Did Andrew Jackson win the 2016 Presidential election? With Donald Trump winning the White House Nov. 8 and naming his own Secretary of the Treasury early next year, the decision to replace Jackson on the $20 Federal Reserve Note could … Continue reading

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‘Gift’ not just a four-letter word

As far as the U.S. Mint is concerned, the holiday shopping season began yesterday. At least that is what I infer from my receipt of its Holiday Gift Guide in my email. As far as timing is concerned, the Mint … Continue reading

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Gold and silver ready for anything?

Gold was down almost $20 when I checked the Kitco website this morning. Silver was down 21 cents. Both amounts fall within the normal band of daily fluctuations. When they are, none of us thinks too much about them. Rather, thought … Continue reading

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Stampede to dateless Buffaloes?

Dateless Buffalo nickels was the topic of a front page story on the cover of the Numismatic News that I deadlined last week. A reader has restored dates to thousands of them, finding the doubled-die 1916 as well as the 1918/7-D … Continue reading

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Cubs win and so did I, a lesson

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series. Amazing It is the first time in 108 years. I am happy for them. I am not a baseball writer, but the Cubs win does have a connection to my interest in coin … Continue reading

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How about $1,190 silver?

How often have you read that the paper dollar has lost over 98 percent of its value since 1913? I know I have seen it many times. Let’s look forward. 1913 is 103 years ago. Let’s go forward 108 years … Continue reading

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Gold Eagles’ October surprise

Rip-roaring gold demand made October the best sales month for one-ounce gold American Eagles since July 2015. A total of 100,500 of these investment bullion coins were sold by the United States Mint, according to its website. The running sales total … Continue reading

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Coins become the new in thing

Coin collecting as part of mass American culture is not what it used to be. My generation remembers the old “Hawaii 5-O” episode from 1973 involving a 1913 Liberty Head nickel. Coins are rarely portrayed as being that desirable. Nowadays … Continue reading

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Bargain gold a hedge or hold?

More one-ounce gold American Eagle bullion coins have been sold  by the United States  Mint in October than in any other month of 2016. And the month is not over yet. Sales of the popular investment coin might be significantly higher … Continue reading

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