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Apollo 11 strike ceremony held in Philadelphia

There was a first strike ceremony yesterday (Dec. 13) at the Philadelphia Mint. Being struck with the appropriate fanfare were the new coins honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Sales of the new coins will begin … Continue reading

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Euro’s future bright, but gold’s brighter

As the new year approaches, so too does the 20th anniversary of the creation of the euro by the European Union. It came into existence Jan. 1, 1999. It was valued in round numbers at $1.17. However, like bitcoin, at … Continue reading

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Do you know where coins are going?

The future is on the minds of hobby leaders. They want to know what hobbyists are thinking about our prospects. A poll is being conducted until Dec. 19 by the American Numismatic Association and the Florida United Numismatists. It was … Continue reading

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Proof Morgan silver dollars will dazzle FUN

Imagine all of the finest proof Morgan dollars in one place. It is the fantasy dream of many a coin collector to assemble such a set. You won’t have to imagine this for much longer. These coins will be put … Continue reading

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Surprise – a new dollar comes out Friday

Ready for another dateless dollar coin? How about one without a mintmark or “E Pluribus Unum?” This is not going to happen, but some collectors might think it has when they first see the new 2018 American Innovation dollar coin … Continue reading

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Mint bullion coin news assures FUN start to 2019

Great news from the U.S. Mint. I just got word that orders for 2019-dated bullion American Eagle and Buffalo coins will be accepted beginning Jan. 7. Authorized Purchasers will be able to pick up their orders Jan. 10 Since I … Continue reading

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Do we know where coin collecting is heading?

Just what exactly are coins? World mints are pushing the boundaries in hopes of finding a new sweet spot of collector retail demand. Where coins were once dull things that always looked the same, traded for face value, and were … Continue reading

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I saw them but they are gone now

How embarrassing. I wrote a blog about silver American Eagle sales numbers on Monday morning. Checking the totals again yesterday afternoon showed that they had changed. This was not the normal sort of accretional change requiring an update but a … Continue reading

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Affordable lucky $1 note celebrates Chinese New Year

Who doesn’t love a bargain? In a time when most coin collectors think the Mint is overcharging, a product comes along on its website that is cheap. The Mint does not actually make this product, though, which perhaps accounts for … Continue reading

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Anxious buyers pop December silver Eagle sales

Editor’s Note: After this blog was posted, sales numbers reported by the U.S. Mint changed. It was not the normal sort of accretional change requiring an update but a significant change indicating that everything written here was completely wrong. Get … Continue reading

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