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Tag Archives: silver
The Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park 5-ounce uncirculated silver collector coin with a “P” mintmark will go on sale Sept. 24, the U.S. Mint has announced. Continue reading
The Mint really has collectors well trained. When it says a coin is available, we jump. The uncirculated 2012-W silver American Eagle went on the charts last week at a strong 135,104. Continue reading
Five-ounce silver America the Beautiful bullion coins became the hottest thing around this week as the third 2012 design became available to the Mint’s Authorized distributors. Continue reading
Proof gold Eagles have edged up percentage-wise to bullion having gained nearly 2 percent in premium. Interestingly, proof silver Eagles are up a few dollars while their melt value is down $2. Gotta love those investment portfolio buyers. Continue reading
Just because the two-coin San Francisco proof silver American Eagle set is no longer available doesn’t mean collectors can’t buy other Eagles. However, they are behaving as if even the other sales options are no longer available. Continue reading
For those of you who bought the 2012-S 75th anniversary set, congratulations. I think recent experience with two prior issues indicates it will be a winner. For those of you who missed out on buying a set, I suggest that if you believe my analysis that follows, that you make your purchase on the secondary market soon, before the prices escalate as has been the case with all prior limited-issue Eagles. Continue reading
Let’s be blunt about coin collecting. Sometimes a set of coins we might like is simply out of our financial reach in the grade we might desire. That might well be the case with Walking Liberty half dollars as many would love to have a complete set of Walkers in MS-65 or better. Continue reading
Barber coinage has never been the most popular series to collect. The design featuring the mannish-looking Liberty has never been considered to be among the most beautiful. The quarters feature three scarce coins, and the dimes, one major rarity. And hardly anyone even considers the half dollars. Continue reading
Sales of the 2012-W silver American Eagle uncirculated coin are slated to begin Aug. 2 approximately a month after uncirculated gold Eagle sales started. Continue reading