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Million dollar Lincoln error stuns hobby

A million dollar Lincoln cent? Coin dealer Bob Paul posted late yesterday on the Coin Dealers Helping Coin Dealers (CDHCD) Facebook page from the Florida United Numismatists convention that he has brokered the sale of a bronze 1943 cent for … Continue reading

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For bullion, wait ’til the sun shines, Nellie

In the end, the Mint wasn’t a magician. No rabbits were pulled out of hats. Weak demand for American Eagle bullion coins evidenced in monthly statistics for most of last year stayed that way. Silver Eagle sales plunged by nearly … Continue reading

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New guide to Seated silver dollars

What do you think is the hardest thing to do in numismatics? I am sure there are many thoughts that come to mind, but I do not think you will match my answer. In my 40 years of being an … Continue reading

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Numbers make the world go around

What do you do on the last business day of the year besides fidget? I began in my usual fashion by checking the Kitco website to see what gold and silver were doing. Gold was trading at $1,300.50 and silver … Continue reading

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Rare coins worth billions in 2017

The market for U.S. collectible coins shrank in calendar year 2017, according to a market survey conducted by the Professional Numismatists Guild. Results are the basis for a PNG estimate that the U.S. rare coin market was $3.4 billion to … Continue reading

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New special PCGS slab for FUN show

The Professional Coin Grading Service plans to jump into the New Year with a special show label for slabbed 2018-W proof silver American Eagle coins. The first day of the Florida United Numismatists convention on Jan. 4 will also be … Continue reading

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Two blogs nearly tied for top spot

My associates here in the office have been evaluating the response to my blogs this year. They have determined which were the most popular. It was almost a tie for the top spot. Squeaking by to claim the highest honor … Continue reading

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Buy some silver coins your family can play with

It is not quite the night before Christmas, but if you want to buy something, you are running out of time even for overnight delivery. I was comparing two silver offerings on the APMEX website this morning. If you are … Continue reading

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Gold dealer helps FBI nab criminals

The good guys win. The bad guys lose. This is the time of year where we really appreciate a story with a happy ending. Just in time, we get this from the Professional Numismatists Guild: The hero is a coin … Continue reading

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See future in tea leaves or clad proof sets?

The CNBC financial news network says this morning that holiday spending is on track to be the highest in 12 years. That is good news. Money spent by one person is another’s income. This principle applies to numismatics as well, … Continue reading

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