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Golden opportunity with Mercury?

Speculators will be asking themselves whether they think the new gold Mercury dime will sell out quickly when it goes on sale April 21 at noon Eastern Daylight Time. Mintage is up to 125,000. Price is not yet finalized, but … Continue reading

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Come to CICF show in Rosemont

The Chicago International Coin Fair opens next week in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill., and I will be there. How about you? The event hosts a bourse that focuses on coins of the world and a Heritage Auction. There … Continue reading

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Graduate to a higher collecting level

The last few years have not been treating circulated grade collector coins well. While we are all dazzled by new heights for the top graded Mint State and proof pieces, values of coins that the circulation finds generation put in … Continue reading

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663 ‘pennies’ for my thoughts

An experiment of nearly 10 years duration has come to an end. The container I was filling only with cents made of the pre-1982 95-percent copper, 5 percent zinc alloy was full. Yesterday, I took it to the bank to … Continue reading

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Gold is for everyone

This week’s Numismatic News poll question about participants’ willingness to buy the new Donald Trump gold, silver and copper medals is so far registering 94 percent against. Respondents are undoubtedly motivated by the present election contest. What results will be … Continue reading

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Join editors having fun

On April 28 I will be participating in a panel discussion about club newsletters during the Central States Numismatic Society’s annual get-together at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill. It begins at 10:30 a.m. and lasts for two hours. … Continue reading

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Counterfeits worth watching

Selling a fake U.S. $100 bill for $20 is the deal for counterfeiters in Peru. I learned this fascinating fact when I happened upon a very interesting article on Great Britain’s Guardian newspaper website yesterday. The faker being interviewed for … Continue reading

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Silver medal effort pays off

Collector triumphs. Perhaps we do not see enough statements like that. I use it this morning because a story of success can now be written about one collector’s quest. It started last year on Aug. 18 when a reader emailed … Continue reading

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Don’t be distracted from collecting

It is often said that in the Internet Age we Americans are being overwhelmed with information. That seems true. I expect most collectors would agree with me, especially after they look in their email inbox each morning and check the … Continue reading

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What makes great art?

After writing yesterday about clad proof sets, I was delighted to see a comment left by a reader. It made me think. It offered the idea that perhaps declining interest in clad proof sets might be due to the quality of … Continue reading

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