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Gold as a four-letter word

Americans have assets totaling almost $83 trillion as of the end of 2014, according to the Federal Reserve. That figure rose by just over $4 trillion in 12 months, which is an increase of a little over 5 percent. Obviously, … Continue reading

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Let’s play proof gold bingo

The question of the day is whether the downtrend in the price of gold will make collectors more likely or less likely to buy the 2015 proof gold American Eagle coins when the go on sale at noon Eastern Daylight … Continue reading

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Does logic dictate price?

Price guides have always been popular in my time in numismatics. Knowing what something is worth is crucial information. But the logic of pricing can sometimes seem strange or even nonsensical. It probably shouldn’t even be called logic. An email … Continue reading

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No matter where it is, we go

To help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chicago Coin Club, the board of governors of the American Numismatic Association decided to schedule the 2019 summer convention in Chicago. Naturally, club members are pleased with the decision … Continue reading

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Some things won’t change

The Internet can do many things. It has made life easier. It has increased the pace of doing certain things. It has connected people together in ways we’ve never been connected before Everyone has an opinion on whether this is … Continue reading

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No cooperation from bullion

The good news this morning is more people are going back to work. The bad news is gold and silver investors think this is bad news. Gold has plunged $22, according to the Kitco website to $1,176. That puts the … Continue reading

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Bad times revisited

It is nice for coins to be noticed by officialdom, even if only in an historical sort of way. Crain’s New York Business posted a story online about all of the coins that re-entered the banking system in 2008 during … Continue reading

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Accidental careers?

There is career opportunity in numismatics. The thought occurred to me this week as several press releases have come my way announcing changes to businesses. But this opportunity often is not the conventional kind where you wait until a few … Continue reading

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Unbury those coins

Longtime readers of my writings know that I try to draw a conclusion about the health of the American economy by how fast coins of the current year reach collectors through ordinary circulation. My data points, such as they are, … Continue reading

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Flight to golden future

It is no fun to be trapped in the airline system when Mother Nature overrules the schedule. My sympathies are with the many stranded travelers. I had a minor brush with the problem yesterday. I was transiting through Chicago on … Continue reading

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