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1-oz. unc. gold Eagle on sale

Sales of the 2012 American Eagle 1-ounce uncirculated gold coin began at noon EST June 28 from the U.S. Mint. Continue reading

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NGC slabs Brasher doubloon

What is believed to be the finest known Brasher doubloon worth $10 million was certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of America, NGC announced June 14. Continue reading

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Past the 1970s on way to Memphis

If you remember the wild and crazy gold and silver markets of the time, to compare the present with the 1970s doesn’t seem to be much of a stretch. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Gold proof Eagles forge ahead

Nothing like a financial crisis in Europe to convince collectors to buy 2012 proof gold American Eagle coins. What does one have to do with the other? Your guess is as good as mine. Continue reading

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U.S. type coin market remains steady

Oh, what a difference a week makes. Bad news and pessimism are replaced by hope and optimism with most feeling that the European Central Bank will ease their money supply to lift the Spanish banks. It would be impolite to say bailout. Continue reading

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Long Beach winner gets gold

Imagine being handed an MS-65 Saint-Gaudens $20 gold piece worth $2,000 from David Hall for winning the Professional Coin Grading Service grading competition at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp and Collectibles Expo held May 31 to June 2. Continue reading

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Hobby reaction takes out $3

A rare 1870-S $3 gold piece was headed to the auction block in early June. And then it wasn’t. Continue reading

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‘Rolled’ edge coin not actually rolled

The coins have a beveled edge rather than the square-cornered edge with wire rim found on other gold coins. The difference is due only to the different shape of the die surface. “Rolled” is a misnomer. Continue reading

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Drop in bullion stirs up new ideas

While I would certainly prefer to write about older U.S. coins, I cannot help but pay attention to the greatest overall force in the current coin market. Gold has declined 3 percent over the last month, silver a rather substantial 8 percent and platinum over 3 percent. Continue reading

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Coins move up as bullion declines

Gold is down 3 percent, silver down 5 percent and platinum down 4 percent. The world’s stock markets continue a slow crash with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 11 out of 12 days. Continue reading

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