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Take delivery of your gold

Every coin collector knows that in 1933 the U.S. government called in all gold coins. The public was paid face value for the coins. The next year the U.S. formally devalued, raising the official price of gold from $20.67 an … Continue reading

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Iola Old Car Show takes spotlight

While the world may be looking at Greece and China, in Iola, Wis., today all eyes are on the numerous classic cars that have rolled into town for the annual old car show. More than 100,000 people usually come to … Continue reading

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Mint issues blog with VA

  The Mint is in the process of ramping up third shifts at its Philadelphia and Denver production facilities to meet surging demand for circulating coinage. Yesterday the Mint trumpeted the success of its effort to hire new staff with … Continue reading

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Mint out of silver Eagles again

Silver has been falling sharply. Yesterday an ounce was valued at $14.95 at the close of the futures market. What are bullion coin buyers thinking? They seem to be viewing coins at lower prices as bargains and are snapping up … Continue reading

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ANA votes in seasoned leaders

The results of the American Numismatic Association board of governors election were announced online yesterday afternoon by Kim Kiick, executive director of the organization. Two things seem apparent. First, members voted in a seasoned leadership that is widely known to … Continue reading

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Tales of two crises

Back at the height of the financial crisis after the 2008 presidential election, Rahm Emanuel, the current mayor of Chicago but then the so-to-be chief of staff of the White House said, “You never want a serious crisis to go … Continue reading

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Congress warms to clad commems

Are clad commemorative half dollars making a comeback? Since modern commemoratives began in 1982, there have been relatively few of them issued. The most popular commemorative is the silver dollar followed by the $5 gold piece. A long way behind is … Continue reading

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Fiat paper counts in critical moments

Gold may be a wonderful inflation hedge through the years and the centuries of civilization, but average people need to get through their day-to-day lives and find their next meal when they are hungry. An all-gold investor might find this … Continue reading

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Here’s the pitch

Has the time come to replace the commemorative coin template that is presently followed by the United States? Since the late 1990s the government has followed a model of two programs a year. This corrected a problem of too many … Continue reading

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Where is the 2009-P nickel?

There is an old saying about what’s old is new again. Perhaps that is why men are dressing like it is the early 1960s thanks to the popularity of the Mad Men TV series that ran for seven seasons. I … Continue reading

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