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Still magic in Kennedy name

The first hint of popularity for the Jackie Kennedy First Spouse gold coin became evident not long after the proof and uncirculated coins went on sale yesterday. The proof went on back order in just hours and this morning the uncirculated … Continue reading

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Keep the coin buyers in mind

Will coin collectors buy Breast Cancer Awareness commemorative coins in 2018 if they are authorized? I know. I am asking for trouble by posing the issue in this fashion. But numismatics is predominantly male and purchase decisions are made along … Continue reading

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Building up a silver product

Demand for 5-ounce America the Beautiful silver bullion coins is only a tiny fraction of demand for the American Eagle silver bullion coin. Nevertheless, it is still significant when supplies are depleted almost as soon as they are offered on … Continue reading

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No 5-ouncers this week

The Mint might have ended its rationing of the silver American Eagle supply because it can keep up with projected demand for them, but sellouts of the 5-ounce America the Beautiful coins seem to be on their way to becoming the … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge quarters circulate fast

An enthusiastic reader emailed me the news that he had received a 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway quarter in change in Utah. He noted that the Mint is not even selling its Blue Ridge rolls and bags to collectors yet. Obviously, … Continue reading

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Memories awakened by Kennedy dollar

Sales began yesterday for the John F. Kennedy Presidential dollar. The portrait on the coin shows him looking down and to the viewer’s left. Many collectors don’t like it. Will this translate into fewer sales of the various products the … Continue reading

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Who will be woman on $10?

The victor in the 1815 Battle of New Orleans has won again even as a campaign to put a woman on U.S. paper money is also victorious. Andrew Jackson was targeted for removal from the $20 Federal Reserve Note by … Continue reading

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Penny for thoughts on copper

I was startled this morning when I checked the www.coinflation.com website to see that the prices of copper and nickel dropped rather sharply. Copper was down 9.9 cents to $2.5983 a pound and nickel was down 31.07 cents to $5.7372 … Continue reading

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Presidential dollars that never will be

This week the Numismatic News poll question asked whether the Presidential coin series should include all Presidents, not just those who are deceased. Respondents have been active in emailing me their opinions elaborating on their online votes. There are strong feelings. I … Continue reading

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Freedom costs just a nickel

You never know what you might find in circulation – or where it will take you. Late last week a 1955-D nickel came my way. It is worth only face value, but the idea of a 60-year old coin still … Continue reading

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