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Tag Archives: silver dollar
It was the greatest single silver dollar hoard in history. Collectors never seem to tire of its story. Many might even have personal memories of participating in its dispersal. Continue reading
The 1895-O is a Morgan dollar with a great story and a few mysteries. The 1895-O, basically alone among Morgan dollars, did not manage to find its way into the Treasury bags paid out in the 1960s, thus it never had any added numbers in Mint State to help supplies. Continue reading
The old advice to buy the best you can afford is still the best advice but it is potentially getting more difficult to follow. It is natural as prices rise that buying the best coin possible will be more expensive, but what is happening now is that it may well be getting increasingly more difficult to identify what the best coin is for any specific date. Continue reading
Some coins are a mixture of factors that can make them a problem to find, or in other cases, more available than might be expected. The 1929-S Walking Liberty half dollar is one of those coins that was issued at a time of swirling events in the country and in collecting. Continue reading
The past month the coin market has been dominated by precious metals, especially silver with a near parabolic rise to just under $50 followed by a 30 percent correction. Much of this was speculation as the silver to gold ratio went from 40 to 1 down to 30 to 1. I suspect before this bull goes to slaughter we will again see this type of action. Continue reading