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Silver Continues Upward Climb

In a trend continuing from last week, we are again singing the song of silver as it continues its upward climb at the time of this writing. Up from second place a week ago, the best-seller this week was the … Continue reading

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Buying and Selling Gold Bullion Coins

From the Aug. 7 Numismatic News e-Newsletter Have you bought or sold gold bullion coins during this modern-day “gold rush?” Why or why not? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers.   No. Firstly, I wasn’t looking to … Continue reading

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Platinum Eagles Soar as Spot Price Increases

By Richard Giedroyc Everyone is interested in the current value of their coins; however, some individuals are true investors with more than a casual interest. It is for the sake of the serious investor that it should be mentioned that … Continue reading

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Risks of Having ‘Unallocated Storage’ in IRAs

By Patrick Heller  Virtually all Americans who have self-directed Precious Metals Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)  have chosen the less expensive form of “unallocated storage” in vaults for their holdings in these IRAs. As we learned during the bankruptcy of MF … Continue reading

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Remaining Silver Enhanced Reverse Proofs Available Today

The U.S. Mint’s remaining quantity – less than 100 – of American Eagle 2019 one-ounce silver Enhanced Reverse proof coins (product code 19XE) will go on sale today, Aug. 12, at noon EST, the Mint announced. The coin will only … Continue reading

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1962 Washington Quarter Not to be Taken for Granted

Just when you think all the interest in quarters is centered on the 50 states and America the Beautiful quarters, along comes a coin like the 1962 Washington quarter – to which absolutely no one gave a second thought – … Continue reading

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Who Designed the Purple Heart?

Who designed the Purple Heart military decoration? Elizabeth Will with U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Sinnock can take credit. The medal is a revival of the earlier Badge of Military Merit. General Douglas MacArthur was influential in establishing the Purple … Continue reading

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Two PCGS 2020 Quarter Quest Winners Split $2,000 Prize

The PCGS 2020 Quarter Quest continues at Professional Coin Grading Service with the release of the 2020-W U.S. Virgin Islands Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve quarter, which was released by the United States Mint on June … Continue reading

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Selling Coins Trickier than Buying

By Bruce Frohman Many coin collectors buy coins for years from dealers and fellow collectors before they sell a single coin. How many times have you met a collector who proudly proclaims, “I never sell anything”? In the acquisition phase … Continue reading

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Market Reaches Level of Exuberance

By Richard Giedroyc  Are stocks overpriced, or are gold and silver in coin as well as in bullion format following the value of equities in tandem? Some sources are suggesting that gold and silver are moving parallel to equities due … Continue reading

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