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Need a clock for head shaving appointment?

When the bell tolls … Michael “Miles” Standish will have his head shaved at 2 p.m. on Aug. 3 to raise money for charity at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Denver. A maker of coin clocks, … Continue reading

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Lange to be honored by ANA in Denver

The Numismatist of the Year Award will be given to David W. Lange by the American Numismatic Association during its World’s Fair of Money in early August in Denver. Lange currently is research director for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of Sarasota, … Continue reading

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Gary Adkins wins ANA presidency

Election winner Gary Adkins will serve the American Numismatic Association as its president 2017-2019. Results were released by the ANA July 5 after approximately one month of voting. When he is sworn in Aug. 4, it will be an orderly … Continue reading

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Smart silver Eagle buyers, not so smart Mint?

Congratulations are once again in order to all those silver American Eagle bullion coin buyers who stopped or reduced their purchases this year. Silver bullion is trading today below where it ended 2016. When I checked the Kitco website, it … Continue reading

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Rare error cents worth looking for

I am getting numerous emails about cents lately. That is no surprise with the excitement surrounding the discovery of a 1982-D small date copper coin earlier this year. It is very valuable. It is also the only one – so … Continue reading

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Mint looks for loyal silver Eagle buyers

The 2017-W uncirculated silver American Eagle goes on sale at noon Eastern Daylight Time today. Price is $44.95. There is no order limit. There is no mintage limit. Are you a loyal Eagle buyer? Will you jump at the chance … Continue reading

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When boring is what you want out of gold

Gold’s price fluctuates as everybody knows. But alternative currencies have price movements that could put someone on the ledge of a tall building. Imagine having an asset that declines from $319 to 10 cents. That apparently happened with Ethereum last … Continue reading

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Chalk up another tax win for ICTA

Congratulations to the Industry Council for Tangible Assets on its victory in Louisiana. Thanks to ICTA and the Louisiana Professional Coin Dealers Association (LPCDA), a sales tax exemption returns to the state. As of Oct. 1, 2017, precious-metals bullion sales … Continue reading

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Can Nebraska succeed with its medal?

The good news is Nebraska is celebrating its 150th anniversary of statehood with a medal. The bad news is the price points seem steep for average collectors. There are three compositions and three prices. All are high. A one-ounce silver … Continue reading

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Lisot videos show us who we are

I was a regular attendee at the International Paper Money Shows in Memphis, Tenn., for many years. It moved this year to Kansas City, Mo. I was unable to be there, June 8-11, but fortunately David Lisot was. He recorded … Continue reading

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