Tag Archives: silver

Who knew stock crashes come in flavors?

What now? The stock market had a whoopsie time of it yesterday, down 831 points on the Dow. It is October. This month is known for a number of famous crashes. Pardon me if I am a little bit nervous. … Continue reading

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Get out of the way of silver Eagle buyers

Professionals have begun to forecast that prices are bottoming for gold and silver. That is a dangerous game to play. Nobody has an exemplary record of making this kind of market call. However, one thing I can add to the … Continue reading

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Eagle sales come on strong

Don’t read too much into this, but silver American Eagle bullion coins have had their best September sales figure since the record-setting year of 2015. Back in 2015, the U.S. Mint sold 47 million silver Eagles. So far in 2018, … Continue reading

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Silver buyers need trucks

Coin collectors and bullion investors like to discuss the gold/silver ratio. Currently it takes approximately 71 ounces of silver to buy one ounce of gold. The U.S. coining ratio that prevailed during most of the bimetallic years of the 19th … Continue reading

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Morgan dollars more than just silver

Which is a better investment in silver, a brand new 2016 one-ounce American silver coin, or a circulated Morgan dollar? If you look strictly at the numbers, there is no question that a silver American Eagle bullion coin is the … Continue reading

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Silver’s future the question

At the end of 2015 will I be writing a story declaring that sales of silver American Eagle bullion coins have declined 30 percent from the record 2014 level? It is a distinct possibility. Sales are falling dramatically. In May, … Continue reading

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1853-O half dime rarer than thought

Some coins are better than their mintages suggest and that is almost certainly the case with the 1853-O half dime. In fact, there are two 1853-O half dimes: ones with arrows at the date and one without the arrows and … Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Time to study bullion sales numbers

OK. Are you ready to be a tiny bit confused about bullion coin sales? The bullion Eagle and Buffalo sales were updated Feb. 6, but no February sales had occurred for Buffaloes or American Eagle gold coins, so the monthly figures are the final January monthly totals. Continue reading

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Type coins, silver dollars lead auction

Silver dollars and early type coins seemed to be the leaders in the Jan. 19 coin and currency auction and mail bid conducted by Sonny Henry’s Auction Service of Mendota, Ill. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: That’s a wrap for bullion silver Eagle

Bullion silver American Eagles have recorded a final 2012 total of 33,742,500. This number is down 6,126,000 coins from the 2011 total. In percentage terms the decline is 15.37 percent. Continue reading

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