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CSNS Hires New Show Manager

The Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) recently hired coin dealer Larry Shepherd as its new convention manager. Shepherd is a recipient of this year’s Central States Q. David Bowers Award. He began collecting at age 10 and started Simco Numismatics … Continue reading

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silver to gold ratio

Silver to Gold Ratio Everyone must know we’re in tumultuous times with a looming election, COVID-19 uptick in infections, etc. Lots of people are inquiring about bullion. The 1-ounce gold eagle has a denomination of $50, the half-ounce of $25 … Continue reading

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‘S’ Proof Silver Eagles Come and Go

New this week is the 2020-S proof silver American Eagle coin. You will find the listing below in the Collector Eagle Sales chart. The one-ounce Eagle, released Oct. 13 at a price point of $73, is officially off the market, … Continue reading

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Press Magnifies the Scarce to Rare Segment of Market

Et tu Brute? We have recently witnessed the sale of an 1804 silver dollar, seen a 1794 silver dollar be offered at an astronomical price but fail to sell, and one of three known gold aureii of Julius Caesar assassin … Continue reading

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Another Silver Eagle Dollar “Instant Rarity?”

The U.S. Mint has issued some “Instant Rarities” over the years in the U.S. silver Eagle dollar series that began in 1986. For the 10th Anniversary of the series, the Mint produced a 1995 West Point Mint Proof silver Eagle … Continue reading

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Stack’s Bowers Opens Flagship Gallery in NYC

Stack’s Bowers Galleries recently opened its new flagship gallery at 470 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, the company announced in an Oct. 20 press release. Located just down the block from their historic West 57th Street storefront, this new gallery … Continue reading

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1882 Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Good deals are something everyone wants. Dealers and collectors, when they get a chance, will even pay extra to have the first chance to look at a nice collection that has not been seen for years. This is how strong … Continue reading

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How to Best Collect Proof Coins

Is it better to collect 1936 to 1942 proof coins by the set or by the individual coin? At one time, the proof set of 1936 to 1942 was the way to go, but today due to the hairsplitting grades … Continue reading

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Mysterious Past of 1913 Liberty Head Nickel: Part Two

This is the second part of a two-part feature on the earliest known showing of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel and the spread of the coin’s popularity. The first part explored the display of the nickel by former Mint employee … Continue reading

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Barber Half Dollar Bargains

By Mark Benvenuto  When it comes to United States half dollars, there are definitely fans for almost every series we can think of, bar none. The Walking Liberty half dollar, for example, continues to be a design that plenty of … Continue reading

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