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Do you have a collection of bad examples? Every collector makes mistakes. There is a learning curve in numismatics. When I first learned of the sale of Aubrey Bebee’s 1913 Liberty Head nickel in 1967, the $46,000 price awed me. … Continue reading
Shortly before I went home on Friday for a three-day weekend the U.S. Mint released its latest annual report. Overall, the Mint has a good story to tell of hard work, smart management and an improving market, the triple crown … Continue reading
I have not seen any 2014-dated coinage in change yet, but I am looking. I don’t really expect to see anything before February, which is the next time I will be transiting through a major airport. How about you? Are … Continue reading
Quarters are back. Many people probably didn’t realize that they had even left. They are a workhorse of the economy. However, production dropped hugely as the Great Recession forced many Americans to cash in their hoards and collections of state … Continue reading
On Friday I wrote about the sale price of Walter Perschke’s Brasher doubloon on Jan. 9 at the Platinum Night sale conducted by Heritage Auctions. It brought $4,582,500. When Perschke bought it in 1979 he paid $430,000. It produced a … Continue reading
Opportunity knocks fairly often in numismatics but so many collectors turn it down. Perhaps they do not recognize it. There will be three educational seminars at the end of February in Atlanta as part of the events surrounding the American … Continue reading
There was a surprise waiting for me at the Florida United Numismatists convention. At the National Silver Dollar Roundtable dinner on Friday night, I was given the President’s Award. Unfortunately, I was not present to receive it. My colleague Debbie … Continue reading
Walter Perschke’s Brasher doubloon sold for $4,582,500 last night at the Heritage Auctions sale held in conjunction with the Florida United Numismatists convention in Orlando. That is more than 10 times what Perschke paid for it in 1979 when he … Continue reading
Forgive me, but I will be lazy this morning. The U.S. Mint sent out information yesterday to its Authorized Purchasers of silver American Eagle bullion coins and it speaks for itself. As you know, interest is running high in these … Continue reading