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Gold sags after record

Gold bullion slid under the $1,200 mark a week after setting new record highs near $1,250 an ounce.

On May 19 alone, gold lost $21.70 to close at $1,192.60.

Silver also was weaker, settling on the New York Commodity Exchange at $18.09 a troy ounce.

The loss for gold since the prior Numismatic News deadline was $50.10 and silver lost $1.55.

Buyers are being whipsawed by financial news emanating from Europe. The 16-nation common currency, the  euro, declined to levels not seen in four years, trading at around $1.23.

The euro’s exchange rate with the U.S. dollar is approaching the $1.17 starting point where the common currency was born in 1999.

Gold, however, since 2001 has added nearly $1,000 to its price from its roughly $260 starting point.

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2010 U.S. Coin Digest, The Complete Guide to Current Market Values, 8th ed.

State Quarters Deluxe Folder By Warmans

Standard Guide to Small-Size U.S. Paper Money, 1928 to Date

Strike It Rich with Pocket Change, 2nd Edition



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