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Familiar Presidents to boost series

Starting in 2013, the new dollar issues begin to honor Presidents who have served in the 20th century and whose reputations can much more immediately be called to mind by average coin collectors. Continue reading

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Anthony $1 feels weight of the past

Instead of ending up as the solution to just about every ill a government could have, the Anthony dollar introduced in 1979 ended up being compared to the 20-cent piece. When it comes to U.S. coins, that is not a good thing. With a very short period of production, it makes the Anthony dollar a short but interesting set, but a coin with a large number of lessons to be learned from its short but stormy time in use. Continue reading

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You choose how to collect Morgans

If you are like most collectors, you are attracted to Morgan dollars. What’s not to like about a coin that has a diameter of 1.5 inches and contains over three-quarters of an ounce of silver, or 0.7734 ounce to be precise? Continue reading

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Will Ike dollar prices ever wake up?

Before modern commemoratives arrived in 1982 and before American Eagles were created in 1986, anybody who wanted an American silver coin after the metal was removed from the half dollar in the mint sets after 1970, the only choice was the Eisenhower dollar. Continue reading

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Silver dollars make move higher

I am probably wrong, but it does seem like the precious metals sector wants and needs a major correction. In the past I have mentioned how tricky these markets can become. The metals will very often fake you out by appearing very strong one day and then falling out of bed the next morning. Yesterday was a perfect example: a new all-time high of $1,923.70 and at 4 a.m. today $1,804. You go to sleep kicking yourself for not buying more and wake up pondering why you did not sell into the higher market and believing Bernanke’s economist friends. Continue reading

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