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Medal maker not easily determined

I recently received the Korean Peace Talks Summit Coin [not really a coin of course] being sold by the official White House Gift Shop. Do you have any information about who manufactured this piece? I was surprised how little information … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: FUN show jam packed with events

By Tony Swicer The Florida United Numismatists convention show opened to the public at 10 a.m. Jan. 10 in Orlando with over 600 attendees waiting to get in. At the opening ceremonies, Bob Hurst, Cindy Wibker and I received the … Continue reading

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2019 will be a year to please us all

Should I throw caution to the winds for my 2019 forecasts? I decided I should. Volatility is the name of the game these days as the future looks more and more uncertain. Uncertainty means gold should be a winner. My … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Silver Eagles beat January 2018 already

Sales of 2019-dated silver American Eagle bullion coin moved ahead by 695,000 this week. At the midpoint in the month, the running total stands at 3,366,000 coins. This already exceeds the 3,235,000 total achieved by the entire month of January … Continue reading

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No reeding on off-center Anthony $1

I’m concerned that my Anthony dollar might be a counterfeit. It looks like it’s off center, but it has no reeding. Your 1979-P SBA dollar is a normal off-center strike, about 3 percent off. Since it would have to be … Continue reading

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Who wins battle of video, written word?

When you want to know what the current price of gold is, do you want a tutorial about gold before the figure is given to you? I don’t think so. I was looking for something online yesterday. I had a … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: 2019 bullion numbers jump day by day

The rush for 2019 bullion coins means that the figures below are different from the story here, which was about the first day of sales. As January goes along, more and more bullion coins are sold. Since the monthly numbers … Continue reading

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More to 1919-S Buffalo nickel than mintage totals

Things were pretty confusing back in 1919. The heavily favored White Sox lost the World Series to Cincinnati, and no one could understand that. Then there was the 1919-S Buffalo nickel, which based on its mintage would not seem to … Continue reading

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VDB initials quietly return in 1918

Why were the initials VDB resumed on the obverse of the Lincoln cent in 1918? The initials were restored following the replacement of Secretary of the Treasury Franklin MacVeagh with William McAdoo in 1913 and the passing of U.S. Mint … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Austerity chases exhibitors away

By Robert F. Fritsch A couple of weeks ago, Dave Harper asked, “Are numismatic organizations doing enough to look out for the little guy?” The answer to that question depends on the organization, be it local, state/regional, or national/specialty. In … Continue reading

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