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Harmony hoard kept half prices down

The 1815 Bust half dollar is actually an 1815/2, but either way you look at it, the 1815 is the key date of its type. That is no small order as the type was made from 1807 through 1835. Continue reading

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When will I get my hands on them?

Have you ordered your “S” mintmarked El Yunque quarter rolls or bags yet? I put my order in with others at the company on the first day the coins became available on June 21. The allure of the “S” mintmark still pulls at my collector heart strings. Continue reading

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Modern coins bring opportunities

It is often said that opportunity only knocks once, but thankfully it’s not true. She knocks and knocks at our door, but at some point we have to be willing to hear her and welcome her in when she shows up. Today we are witnessing some of the greatest opportunities seen in U.S. numismatics since the Great Depression. Continue reading

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Mint Stats: What do you make of ‘S’ set?

Collector demand for the two-coin silver American Eagle “S” proof set slowed dramatically this week. Buyers grabbed just 21,619 additional sets, bringing the running total on the Mint’s sales odometer to 136,678. Continue reading

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Declaration $2.50 missed sales mark

If a commemorative involves the Declaration of Independence, then it requires something special. At least, that appears to have been the thinking back in 1926 as the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was approaching. Continue reading

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Silver Eagle interest start of trend?

The precious metals market has the feel of having formed a bottom for a probable run to higher levels. Buyers for common silver dollars have been absent from the wholesale markets, but I have noticed over the last several days they are again bidding for circulated Morgan and Peace dollars and are looking for bag quantities or partial bags. Continue reading

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Declaration $2.50 missed sales mark

If a commemorative involves the Declaration of Independence, then it requires something special. At least, that appears to have been the thinking back in 1926 as the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was approaching. Continue reading

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Collectors snap up El Yunque silver

Collectors purchased 6,514 of the 5-ounce silver 2012 El Yunque National Forest coins during the first few days they became available. Continue reading

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San Fran set goes on sale

When the U.S. Mint began accepting orders for the two-coin San Francisco American Eagle proof set June 7, issue price was put at $149.95. Continue reading

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Grading silver Eagles takes practice

Silver Eagle bullion coins have become a highly collectible series. They are also relatively easy for a newcomer to grade because a majority of them are found in beautiful condition right from the Mint. Nevertheless, it is important to learn several of the specific characteristics used to grade all coins in order to arrive at an acceptable grade. Continue reading

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