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Time to act if you really want 2015 coins

You can still party like its 2015 as far as certain United States Mint products are concerned. The Mint sent out a reminder about coins going off sale by the end of 2016. Many of them date back to 2015. I have … Continue reading

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Make FUN coin show your home

With two weekend snow storms in a row and a third one likely, my thoughts today turn to the Florida United Numismatists convention. This year’s event is at Fort Lauderdale, a place I have never been. My schedule has me … Continue reading

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Let’s call gold Mercury the Christmas issue

Imagine Mint customers buying a hot issue without the chance of getting a first strike designation. That’s just what happened Dec. 15 when the Mint was cleaned out of its remaining supply of gold Mercury dimes. These were leftovers from … Continue reading

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A pound of prevention is worth …

Gold is down again today. It is off about $10 to $1,128.10 a troy ounce. In the past half year, it has been falling. During the financial crisis, I adopted a form of gallows humor when stock prices were plunging. … Continue reading

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Apollo 11 coins clear last hurdle

“The Eagle has landed” were the dramatic words letting the world know that two American astronauts had arrived on the moon in 1969. Apollo 11 will be honored by commemorative coins in 2019 to mark the 50th anniversary of this … Continue reading

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All the gold dimes are gone

It wasn’t a 15-minute sellout, but the Mint got rid of its remaining gold Mercury dimes yesterday with little trouble. I checked a half an hour into the sale, and the Mint’s website showed they were still available. When after … Continue reading

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Gold drop spells purchase opportunity

Gold has been hammered. It’s the Fed’s fault. When the Federal Reserve System raised interest rates by a quarter point yesterday and indicated it would likely impose three more rate hikes in 2017, gold reacted very negatively. It is down … Continue reading

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New gold race starts tomorrow for Mercury

The buying frenzy for gold Mercury dimes might repeat itself tomorrow when the U.S. Mint puts 8,904 remainders back on sale on its website. Start time is noon Eastern. Price might even be $5 lower at $200 because gold bullion … Continue reading

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Go on a search for a gold coin

Everybody likes a treasure hunt, right? Anyone living in the Washington, D.C., metro area have got one thanks to Julian Leidman of Bonanza Coins. A 1916 McKinley gold commemorative dollar coin has been hidden to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Leidman … Continue reading

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Another successful Apollo mission

Approval by the Senate Dec. 10 of gold, silver and clad Apollo 11 commemorative coins for 2019 will make many coin collectors drool. These will be the second series of cupped coins issued by the U.S. Mint. The Senate acted … Continue reading

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