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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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American Innovation Proof Set to Become Available

For those who missed out on buying any of the coins in the American Innovation 2020 series so far, the Mint has you covered. On Oct. 8 at noon EST, the Mint is releasing the American Innovation 2020 $1 Coin … Continue reading

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America the Beautiful Quarter Products Hit Market

More America the Beautiful quarter products have hit the market, and you will see their listings added to this week’s charts. The three-coin set honoring Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut was released June 29. The set, comprised of … Continue reading

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Proof Sets See Collector Demand

Since our last Mint Statistics report, the Mint’s America the Beautiful products honoring the Weir Farm National Historic Site have been tallied. You will see a Weir Farm entry included in the America the Beautiful 5-Ounce Coins chart on this … Continue reading

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Bullion Coins Remain Volatile

By Richard Giedroyc Some very impressive rare coins are appearing in auctions during February and March. Strong prices should continue as the already heated auction market fires up even further. It’s difficult to determine the extent of this venue since, … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Stronger first-quarter bullion sales for 2019 vs. 2018

With the first quarter drawing to a close, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at sales in the first quarter to 2019 as compared to the same time period in 2018. The first thing to stand … Continue reading

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Spotty appreciation at top of the food chain

Minor-denomination coins are usually the realm of the specialist. Prices for these areas remain primarily dormant, with some modest reductions in value. Having said that, those same coins that are certified to be at the top of the food chain … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (February 5, 2019)

From the Jan. 11 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Should the Mint abolish proof sets and sell all proof coins individually? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.   I would surely hope they wouldn’t do … Continue reading

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Don’t turn off incoming new coin collectors

There is a movie called “When Harry Met Sally.” If they make a movie about current numismatics, they could title it “Old Hobby Meets New Hobby.” This interaction is going to determine how coin collecting evolves over the next generation. … Continue reading

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Proof and mint sets get demand boost

Prices of mint and proof sets remain steady and disappointing, yet there has been some aggressive buying initiated by at least one significant dealer. It isn’t clear if this is due to telemarketing industry demand, but it failed to rally … Continue reading

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