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- Letters to the Editor (February 7, 2017) ‘Average’ collector values history, geography in coins Reading Dave Harper’s editorial and the Viewpoint of the Jan. 3 issue I’m responding to both giving my collection preferences and my general agreement with the Viewpoint column. I collected coins as a child with my father and probably stopped in high school and didn’t start again until I ...
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Sellouts for some Mint gold and silver bullion coins have been announced. The gold 2016 American Eagle in one-ounce, quarter-ounce and tenth-ounce sizes are gone. The half-ounce gold is still available to Authorized Purchasers and so is the one-ounce gold … Continue reading
Apollo 11 soared in the House of Representatives yesterday. The legislative victory, although satisfying, is not complete. The U.S. Senate must also pass the bill calling for commemorative coins to be struck in 2019. These coins would mark the 50th … Continue reading
Is it blast-off time for the moon landing commemoratives? A vote in the U.S. House of Representatives will be held this afternoon on legislation calling for coins commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 2019. H.R. 2726 calls … Continue reading
Start a new dollar coin tradition. Every new President should be inaugurated simultaneously with the release of $1 coins bearing his portrait. This idea is already all but impossible to implement. The inauguration is Jan. 20, 2017. Creating a coin … Continue reading
Gold’s market price might be down to $1,169, but demand for one-ounce American Eagles continues to soar. Buyers took 129,000 of the Eagles from the Mint last month. November results beat October’s handily. The October sales number of 100,500 had been … Continue reading
A former Wall Street banker and current hedge fund head is expected to be named by President-elect Donald Trump to the post of Treasury secretary. Steven Mnuchin seems to have a fairly typical resume compared to recent holders of the … Continue reading
There are vegetables that taste better raw rather than cooked. There are times when raw coins are more useful than slabbed. This is not to deny the necessity of the authentication and grading services that issue the slabs In this … Continue reading
Buffalo nickels with acid-restored dates I was told by Lima, Ohio, dealer Larry Briggs are “bigger than what you would think, but not as big as you would hope.” You can collect them. I was glad to be able to … Continue reading
Coin collectors did their holiday shopping early when it comes to the gold Walking Liberty half dollar. On the first day of sales, beginning at noon Eastern Time Nov. 17, the Mint sold 43,728. By the Nov. 20 closing date for … Continue reading