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- Letters to the Editor (December 20, 2016) Guide books suggest elitism exists in hobby The letter I wrote a few weeks ago was not intended to be an insult to anyone but were merely examples of my experience with both coin and stamp collecting. It was meant to be a general discussion about the hobby abroad, not simply about one denomination out of ...
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Bargain bullion is the message buyers of silver and gold American Eagle coins seem to have been sending in the past week. Since I did last week’s “Numismatic News” Mint Statistics pages, the Mint’s Authorized Purchaser network has taken a huge … Continue reading
Which is a better investment in silver, a brand new 2016 one-ounce American silver coin, or a circulated Morgan dollar? If you look strictly at the numbers, there is no question that a silver American Eagle bullion coin is the … Continue reading
Release date of the Walking Liberty Centennial gold half dollar has been set for Nov. 17 by the U.S. Mint. Many collectors have been eagerly awaiting it. Will some of these special coins find their way under Christmas trees during … Continue reading
Stack’s Bowers Galleries is conducting a series of legendary coin sales with its D. Brent Pogue Collection Auctions. It is no stranger to legendary collections. A predecessor firm conducted the Garrett Collection sales in 1979-1981. Now the firm plans to … Continue reading
Gold has dropped to $1,256 this morning. Sudden market weakness has taken the precious metal down by over $50 in recent days. Unless an equally sharp bounce occurs, the Mint will have to reprice its gold issues. Of primary interest … Continue reading
I found a doughnut at my desk this morning. I wondered what the occasion was. To put it in my own words, it is “need a doughnut Wednesday.” Never heard of it? Neither have I, but that isn’t the point. … Continue reading
Whether or not the half dollar is abolished in the near future, it is fair to ask if there is any economic benefit to having the coin. Since the early 2000s, the half dollar has been struck by the Mint … Continue reading
The National Park Foundation wants coin collectors to buy more commemorative coins. As the end of the year approaches, time is running out for the purchase of the 2016 gold, silver and copper-nickel coins celebrating the 100th anniversary of the … Continue reading
At the end of my Tuesday blog I offered an opinion of how I thought sales of the 2016-W 30th anniversary silver American Eagle proof coin would go. Come Wednesday the Mint updated its sales figures. They showed I could … Continue reading