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Silver too cheap to resist?

The Mint is out of silver American Eagles – Again. What does it mean? Other than the Mint seems to consistently underestimate its market, we should probably be cautious about jumping to conclusions. Some think that the fact that the … Continue reading

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Mint runs out of silver Eagles

The Mint  has been cleaned out of its 2014 silver American Eagle supply. There is no word on when more will be made available nor whether rationing would return, though that would be likely in the face of current high … Continue reading

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Does bullion depress Kennedy buyers?

Gold is down another $23 this morning from yesterday’s closing price. It is trading at $1,144.20 a troy ounce, according to the Kitco website Silver is lower as well. It has sunk to $15.37, off almost 56 cents from yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Book finds another fan

I recommended a book in a blog posted at the beginning of last week. It is a work of fiction called “The Time Cellar” by Marc Emory and has a numismatic component weaved into the plot that is both essential … Continue reading

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Some things don’t change

It is a new month with new challenges. However, some things never change – and that’s a good thing. I came in bright and early to review my weekend email. One of the emails pointed out that there were some … Continue reading

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How about $986 gold? $846?

The ground was covered in snow at first light this morning here in Iola, Wis. Winter has also descended on the gold and silver market. Both metals are being hammered in trading this morning. Checking the handy Kitco website, I … Continue reading

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Love the gold Kennedy?

Most collectors have to stretch to be able to buy a gold coin. That is why gold collector coin mintages are generally lower than silver coin mintages. At first blush, the purchase pattern for this year’s 50th anniversary Kennedy half … Continue reading

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Kennedy order numbers low

Only 85,670 of the four-coin silver Kennedy half dollar sets were ordered in the first 12 hours of availability yesterday. The Mint has just reported these figures. A maximum of 300,000 will be made, but this will adjust downwards if … Continue reading

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What are collectors’ choices?

Voting has begun to choose the 2015 Coin of the Year, an award sponsored by World Coin News, sister publication to Numismatic News. An international panel of 80 judges was sent electronic ballots Oct. 28 to make their selections from … Continue reading

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Ready, set, go silver Kennedy

Today is the big day for collectors interested in buying the four-coin silver Kennedy set for $99.95. Sales commence at noon Eastern Time on the U.S. Mint website. I have had a couple of emails expressing surprise that the Mint … Continue reading

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