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1804 silver dollar stuff of dreams

An 1804 silver dollar will go up for auction during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 8 in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill. Stack’s Bowers Galleries will put the coin on the block during its Rarities … Continue reading

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Will silver buyers want Eagles?

For a long time silver investment advisors have pointed to a disconnect between what they call a too-low commodity market price of the precious metal and the seemingly insatiable investor demand for silver American Eagles and other world bullion coins. … Continue reading

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Vendors of luxury goods

As someone who works in what is now called a legacy industry, that is, the newspaper business, I found it more than a little amusing to think that those of us who still are associated with the printed page might … Continue reading

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All the time in the world

My mother brought to my attention a small plastic food container that had some odds and ends in it. My father had put coins and notes in it that he apparently wanted to ask me about later, but somehow he … Continue reading

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What if gold were to drop to $1,000?

Am I serious? Do I believe it? I bring up the possibility of the drop in gold’s price because I happened to see a story a week or so ago about a famous commodity investor who thinks gold would be … Continue reading

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Put another nickel in?

Hoarding cents was my topic yesterday and that put me in mind to write about hoarding nickels. There are still some collectors out there who are looking to profit from their nickel holdings when it becomes legal to melt them … Continue reading

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Keep the copper cent

Them’s fightin’ words if you are in a hobby discussion about whether the Mint should continue to strike one-cent coins for daily use. However, I put “copper” in the title to indicate that I wonder how many individuals are saving … Continue reading

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I know that, don’t you?

We collectors take so much for granted that it sometimes surprises me to see how a noncollector might view things. Take the simple term “proof set.” We all know that proof sets contain proof coins, which are coins that were … Continue reading

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Fire up the grill

We have arrived at the unofficial start to summer. Memorial Day weekend is upon us. We here at Krause Publications will even be able to start our weekends at 3 o’clock this afternoon. Naturally, we are all grateful and enthusiastic. … Continue reading

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So-called dollars

I had a nice talk with Jeff Shevlin at the Central States Numismatic Society convention in late April. He reminded me of the importance of the field of exonumia. He specializes in the area called so-called dollars. These dollar-sized pieces … Continue reading

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