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Viewpoint: Response to ‘Mint’s Unintended Consequences’

By Ron Thompson In the March 17 issue of Numismatic News, an anonymous writer suggested: “The U.S. Mint Enters the Land of Unintended Consequences.” I would disagree, but first, let me correct a common misconception. As a general rule, accountants … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Cripples the Business of Coins

By Richard Giedroyc The economic downturn due to the spread of coronavirus has crippled the business of coins as it has with most other businesses. Coin shows have been canceled worldwide. Public auctions have been moved, postponed or put on … Continue reading

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Will Investor Demand Drive Out the Collector?

Gold and silver, be they in coinage form or trading as bullion, continue to move in tightly defined pricing ranges. Neither platinum nor palladium coins are as available as those comprised of gold or silver. Coins composed of either platinum … Continue reading

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Mint forum welcome step to future

News that the United States Mint is going to reach out to kids in 2019 is welcome. If anyone can reach that age group, it is the Mint. I write this not because I think the new cartoon characters will … Continue reading

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Get busy, get active at current prices

Both buyers and sellers appear to be pleased with the current market, unless that seller has a collection he salted away years ago and now plans to liquidate. The market is like the old gray mare; she “ain’t what she … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: New grading might bring in investors

By Dominc Cicio I wasn’t going to respond but decided hey, I can give an opinion. I am sure Mr. Guth has the hobby interest at heart and will be honored to have a grading scale be referred to as … Continue reading

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