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Does A Gold Currency Make Sense?

Gold coins have circulated for thousands of years. Using gold in coins for payment purposes has a great combination of advantages—durability, portability, standardization, relative ease of production, and others. One limitation of using gold coins for commerce, however, has been … Continue reading

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Basketball Silver Proof Sees Jump

There are no new products to add to the charts this week, but that doesn’t mean Mint product sales have been quiet. Whether it’s an interest in the sport of basketball or an appreciation for the curved coin design, the … Continue reading

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Indian Head Gold Leads Long Beach

It was a pair of rare Indian Head $10 gold coins that bidders pursued to top lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo U.S. Coins Auction, as the two high-grade examples led more than 1,400 lots offered June 4-7. … Continue reading

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What Can You Learn While Being A Numismatist?

By Patrick A. Heller In my decades of working as a coin dealer, I have written a lot of sales copy. In the process of describing various items, I have had to dig into the history of the pieces or … Continue reading

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Community Voice Response: May 22, 2020

From the May 22, 2020, Numismatic News E-NewsLetter With the cancellation of coin shows, has your online buying and selling activity increased? Why or why not? Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.   Yes, my online … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Advice For Selling U.S. Mint Proof Sets

I’ve made the decision to sell in bulk my 1960-2019 U.S. Mint standard proof sets. Before I sell these sets, I want to check them for major errors. I’ve reviewed my Mega Red Book and found a handful or so … Continue reading

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United States Mint Temporarily Shuts Down West Point Facility

Editor’s Note: The following is a reprint of an email message sent to industry press Wednesday, April 15.  Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Orange County, New York, and out of an abundance of caution, the United … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Coins and Mankind Are Here to Stay

By Michael S. Turrini Coin meetings and shows canceled. Possible closure national assemblages. Gold and silver irrational. Mints closing gift shops. Panic buying. Stock market chaotic. Jobs curtailed. Layoffs. Fear. We are all witnessing conditions and circumstances completely unknown, not … Continue reading

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Dates Not Set on Mint’s Product Schedule

At the time of this writing, the United States Mint does not have dates set for the remainder of its 2020 releases. The last on-sale date listed on the Mint’s online product schedule is April 17 for the 2020 silver … Continue reading

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Community Voice Response: April 28, 2020

From the April 3, 2020, Numismatic News E-NewsLetter How have your coin/bullion buying and selling habits changed in light of the coronavirus bearing down on the United States? Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.   I … Continue reading

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