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Mint should chase women

Coin collectors are mostly men, right? That is conventional wisdom. That is the impression one gets looking around bourse floors at coin shows. Mint information shared with participants at the Oct. 13 Numismatic Forum in Philadelphia showed there have been … Continue reading

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Too late for Reagan?

Late this afternoon we will find out how sales of the Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles set are going. After last year’s sequence of four sellouts of Coin & Chronicles sets, expectations were high. The inclusion of reverse proof Presidential … Continue reading

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Silver buyers need trucks

Coin collectors and bullion investors like to discuss the gold/silver ratio. Currently it takes approximately 71 ounces of silver to buy one ounce of gold. The U.S. coining ratio that prevailed during most of the bimetallic years of the 19th … Continue reading

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Take stock of a new hobby

It is time for the 6th annual Wall Street bourse at the Museum of American Finance, which is located at 48 Wall Street in New York City. Tomorrow, Archives International Auctions will hold an auction in conjunction with the show. … Continue reading

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Who doesn’t like to speculate?

When I was still a kid I came across “The Forecaster” Moneyletter. That was in 1969. It was expensive. It was $50 at the time. I was so enthusiastic about it that I convinced my father to pay the subscription … Continue reading

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What good are coin clubs?

Collectors often ask that question. It is too bad many of them are not adventurous enough to go and find out. However, a copy of “TNA News” has crossed my desk and it tells of many things that are going … Continue reading

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Way to go, Gayle

It pays to have Gayle Pike as a friend. I have been fortunate enough to be able to say that since I was still wet behind the ears here at “Numismatic News.” However, in all the years I have known … Continue reading

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Silver dollar gets its due at FUN

I had a telephone call last week from John Highfill. The Broken Arrow, Okla., dealer is the founder of the National Silver Dollar Roundtable. He wanted to give me details of the 2017 celebration of the organization’s 35th anniversary. It … Continue reading

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Not too late for artists to win $10,000

Deadline is Monday for artists who want to take a crack at designing the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness commemorative coins. The three denomination will even feature a pink gold $5 coin. Collectors who want colored coins will get their first … Continue reading

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Mint gears up for future

The Mint is looking for the future today in Philadelphia. I hope they find it. Kidding aside, the Mint invited around 80 individuals from the numismatic hobby/industry to a meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank. “The purpose of the event … Continue reading

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