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Good times for cent lovers

It must be good times for Iola, Wis., as the 2015-D Lincoln cent has found its way into at least one cash register here. I had lunch on Monday with Clifford Mishler, the retired CEO of Krause Publications, and he received … Continue reading

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What’s a 1933 gold $20 worth?

Most collectors are probably pleased that an appeals court ruled Friday that 10 1933 $20 gold pieces should be returned to the Langbord family. I am in that camp. Trying to take the coins away from the family seems to … Continue reading

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If you’re under 50, do you care?

The economy does seem to be improving. Signs at businesses looking to hire new employees are popping up like spring flowers in my part of Wisconsin. On one of my weekend errands, I stopped by and made a purchase of … Continue reading

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Can silver make you poorer?

Pat Heller writes a bullion commentary for a weekly e-newsletter that is sent out on Tuesdays. He also writes a hard-copy newsletter for clients of his business, Liberty Coin Service. I find his price list for the various bullion coins … Continue reading

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If you know where gold is going …

Where is the price of gold headed? If I knew that, I would be rich. Traders would almost kill for such information. But no matter how much anyone knows, there is always a huge bit of guessing when it comes … Continue reading

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Congratulations to ICTA and Whitman

Congratulations to the Industry Council for Tangible Assets, Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo and their political allies. Late yesterday they announced that they had for the third time overcome an effort in the Maryland General Assembly to repeal a state … Continue reading

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Thanks for advance notice

I am going to the Nicolet Coin Club banquet tonight in Green Bay, Wis. With the drive over, I will have to leave at 4:30 p.m. in order to arrive on time. Coin club banquets might seem to be old-fashioned … Continue reading

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Spend your money at Central States show

Tax deadline is April 15, just two days from now. This date used to be my prompt to write about a temporary slowdown in the coin business as dealers and collectors get their financial ducks in a row to make whatever … Continue reading

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Time to ponder gold?

Gold seems to like the price of $1,200 an ounce. The precious metal crossed that line yet again this morning according to the Kitco website. How many times has it done so in recent months? I haven’t been counting. Have you? … Continue reading

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Peter Pan at the Mint?

Typos are wondrous things. No matter how hard I work, the sneaky things always manage to appear just when I think I have the problem licked. As an editor, I have dealt with typos for 37 years. My readers let … Continue reading

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