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Bullion coin sales make fast start

Bullion buyers gave the United States Mint a strong start to 2017. First day sales of the ever popular silver American Eagle totaled 3,747,500 coins on Jan. 9. This one-day total is up almost 35 percent from last year’s first … Continue reading

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Mike Ellis wants fresh start for ANA

The past and present converge again as the American Numismatic Association prepares to hold its biennial mail election in June-July. All has been quiet on the ANA’s legal front for the better part of two years thanks to the work of … Continue reading

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At our best at the FUN convention

Everybody knows that Young Numismatists hold the future of coin collecting in their hands. It was even more true at the Florida United Numismatists convention this past weekend. After the terrible shootings at the Fort Lauderdale airport on Friday, Young … Continue reading

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FUN convention makes fast start

It was busy on the bourse floor at the Florida United Numismatists convention yesterday. That is a good sign, especially when it lasts most of the day. A crowd was waiting in the lobby to get in at 10 a.m. after a … Continue reading

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Good year for auctions in prospect

Rising interest rates just might be good for the numismatic auction market. That is the point of a conversation I had with paper money auctioneer Lyn Knight yesterday. I stopped by his table as I walked around the bourse floor … Continue reading

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Kagin’s extends contest deadline

The deadline for the auction catalog cover contest hosted by Kagin’s Auctions has changed, so I’m using my blog space this morning to pass along the information. Details follow. Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, Kagin’s Auctions, the official auctioneer … Continue reading

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Coin boom to start in 2017

I am an optimist by nature. That does not mean I am a grinning idiot at all times in all circumstances. Far from it. There are moments of disappointment and sadness, too, but I bounce back to my native optimism. … Continue reading

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Did silver and gold treat you right?

The last business day of the year is a time for taking stock of our successes and mistakes. Forecasters have run out of days in 2016 to affect annual results. I am waiting for the closes of gold and silver … Continue reading

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Star power for Miss Liberty in gold

When was the last time a Treasury secretary got involved in a ceremony to unveil a new coin design? Can’t remember? Neither can I. It certainly doesn’t happen routinely. That is what will make a ceremony in the Treasury’s ornate … Continue reading

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Bullion Mardi Gras starts in January

Can’t wait for the arrival of the 2017 American Eagle bullion coins? You are not alone. There are tens of thousands of others just like you. If there was such a thing as a Mardi Gras for bullion investment, the … Continue reading

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