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- Letters to the Editor (December 20, 2016) Guide books suggest elitism exists in hobby The letter I wrote a few weeks ago was not intended to be an insult to anyone but were merely examples of my experience with both coin and stamp collecting. It was meant to be a general discussion about the hobby abroad, not simply about one denomination out of ...
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Tag Archives: gold
Sales of the 2012 American Eagle 1-ounce uncirculated gold coin began at noon EST June 28 from the U.S. Mint. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
A rare 1870-S $3 gold piece was headed to the auction block in early June. And then it wasn’t. Continue reading
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
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