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Bullion bargains appeal to buyers

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

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Morgan dollars more than just silver

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

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Mint sets Walking Liberty gold release date

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

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Be a part of coin history

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

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Will price drop make gold coins a bargain?

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

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Doughnuts and donors make world go round

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

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Collectors take half measures

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

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Give National Parks a boost

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

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Second try with silver proof

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

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Cashless society concept provokes worry

I had an email from someone who found the Numismatic News website, but does not appear to be a coin collector. The individual has read some doomsday reports about the U.S. dollar and wants me to comment. It is too … Continue reading

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