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Second 1990 No ‘S’ proof set found by dealer

Need evidence that there are still rare and valuable undiscovered 1990 No “S” proof sets out there? I have it. I received an email from professional numismatist Mark Wieclaw. These proof sets worth $10,000-$20,000 each have a cent in them … Continue reading

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Sell off Uncle Sam’s treasures

Tax cuts that will leave a hole of $1.5 trillion in the federal budgets of the next 10 years are in the headlines. This would be piled on top of deficits that are already baked in the financial cake of … Continue reading

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Clever Bitcoin not a two-bit operation

If I write that there is no such thing as Bitcoin, you would quite rightly call me on this. I would be wrong. The financial headlines in recent weeks have shouted out that Bitcoin has been soaring in value, reaching … Continue reading

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How about $500 for your thoughts?

What a surprise I found in the financial news yesterday. A writer was advocating printing $500 bills again. Interesting, wouldn’t you say? The $500 Federal Reserve Note was last printed in 1946. It was withdrawn from circulation in 1969. It … Continue reading

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China trip offers much for me to learn

I will be going to the Beijing International Coin Exposition next month. It is scheduled to begin on Nov. 10 and conclude on Nov. 12. Most of this past Friday I devoted to going to the consulate of the People’s … Continue reading

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Wisconsin shiver or shirt sleeves?

Winter is coming. In Wisconsin, you just don’t quite know when it will hit. Yesterday I was walking outside in shirt sleeves. Today, I expect to be able to do the same thing. These pleasant conditions cannot last. When the … Continue reading

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Member perks Texas-sized in TNA

Are you a member of the Texas Numismatic Association? Any collector living in Texas should be. For a good reason, I will cite the September/October issue of TNA News I was reading. In the issue, I found the annual notification … Continue reading

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Celebrate Dow 23,000 by buying coins

Who will make the popcorn? Sit back. Relax. Let’s watch the current greatest show on earth: the American stock markets. They are going relentlessly higher. We might say they are partying like it was 1999. The Dow Jones Industrial Average … Continue reading

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See? The Mint isn’t doing so badly, is it?

The United States, as well as its coin collectors, have been waiting since 2006 to see what alternatives to current coin compositions might be introduced. Costs of producing cents and nickels continue to be higher than face value. The need … Continue reading

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Two Mint directors share one opinion

Former Mint directors Philip Diehl and Ed Moy teamed up to advocate abolishing the cent and the dollar bill and striking dollar coins to replace the paper money. Coin collectors have seen this movie before. It is nice when a … Continue reading

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