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Gold motivates Long Beach attendees

Strong gold prices and more bourse dealers helped the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo open the autumn collecting season on a strong note Sept. 8-10. “Gold started climbing again during dealer set-up on Wednesday, Sept. 7, and continued a strong upward move the next day, the opening day of the show,” explained expo general chairman Ronald J. Gillio. Continue reading

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Mint reprices gold

$1,600, $1,700, $1,800. The price of gold is rising so fast that the Mint’s pricing method for collector gold coins can’t keep up. As a result, sales were stopped for more than 24 hours starting Aug. 9 to allow the Mint to reprice its gold First Spouse coins, American Eagles and Buffaloes struck for collectors. Continue reading

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Coin buyers review options

Gold and stocks played see-saw the second week of August, as the Dow repeatedly plunged and gold surged to almost $1,800 an ounce. “It’s really getting ugly,” said John Maben, president of ModernCoinMart, on Aug. 9 after the Dow had plummeted over 600 points the day before. “People are losing faith.” Continue reading

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Mint founded on North Carolina gold

Those who collect United States gold coins, especially of the 19th century, are well aware that the Charlotte (North Carolina) Mint struck a steady stream of such pieces from 1838 until it was closed in 1861 by the outbreak of the Civil War. Today these coins marked with the “C” mintmark are highly prized by their owners. The road to the establishment of this mint was a long one, however. Continue reading

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Short gold series long on varieties

The early gold eagles of the United States are a fascinating although short-lived group. As a large gold coin containing nearly one-half troy ounce of the precious metal, the early gold eagle was not heavily saved and that coupled with usually modest mintages makes the early gold eagle a tough coin even for a type collector today. Continue reading

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2011 Buffalo sales take off

The U.S. Mint sold more than $13.5 million worth of 2011 American Buffalo 1 ounce gold proof coins in the opening days of sales. From noon May 19 until to May 25, about 7,500 of the coins were sold at a price of $1,810 each, according to U.S. Mint Public Affairs Director Tom Jurkowsky. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: 2011 Buffalo gold proof debuts

It was out with the old and in with the new for the 1 ounce gold proof Buffalo. The U.S. Mint discontinued sales of the 2010 American Buffalo gold proof coin on May 19 when it launched sales of the 2011 coin. Sales from noon May 19 to noon May 25 totaled 7,500 coins. There is no mintage or household order limit on the coin. Continue reading

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