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- Letters to the Editor (12/23/14) Time for Miss Liberty to put on some modern dudsIn reference to Viewpoint by Aron Lawrence in the Nov. 18 issue, I would heartily agree with the idea he proposed of new designs for our coinage.Everyone loves the Standing Liberty quarter, the Morga...
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The Mint has been cleaned out of its 2014 silver American Eagle supply. There is no word on when more will be made available nor whether rationing would return, though that would be likely in the face of current high … Continue reading
Gold is down another $23 this morning from yesterday’s closing price. It is trading at $1,144.20 a troy ounce, according to the Kitco website Silver is lower as well. It has sunk to $15.37, off almost 56 cents from yesterday’s … Continue reading
I recommended a book in a blog posted at the beginning of last week. It is a work of fiction called “The Time Cellar” by Marc Emory and has a numismatic component weaved into the plot that is both essential … Continue reading
It is a new month with new challenges. However, some things never change – and that’s a good thing. I came in bright and early to review my weekend email. One of the emails pointed out that there were some … Continue reading
The ground was covered in snow at first light this morning here in Iola, Wis. Winter has also descended on the gold and silver market. Both metals are being hammered in trading this morning. Checking the handy Kitco website, I … Continue reading
Most collectors have to stretch to be able to buy a gold coin. That is why gold collector coin mintages are generally lower than silver coin mintages. At first blush, the purchase pattern for this year’s 50th anniversary Kennedy half … Continue reading
Only 85,670 of the four-coin silver Kennedy half dollar sets were ordered in the first 12 hours of availability yesterday. The Mint has just reported these figures. A maximum of 300,000 will be made, but this will adjust downwards if … Continue reading
Voting has begun to choose the 2015 Coin of the Year, an award sponsored by World Coin News, sister publication to Numismatic News. An international panel of 80 judges was sent electronic ballots Oct. 28 to make their selections from … Continue reading
Today is the big day for collectors interested in buying the four-coin silver Kennedy set for $99.95. Sales commence at noon Eastern Time on the U.S. Mint website. I have had a couple of emails expressing surprise that the Mint … Continue reading