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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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Enjoy ‘Gold Rush’ Prudently, Advises PNG

  Buyers of physical gold and silver during the 2020 “Gold Rush” should be wary of potential counterfeits in the marketplace, mistaking plated “gold coins” for bullion products, and avoid overpaying for any purchases, cautions the Accredited Precious Metals Dealers … Continue reading

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Coin Shortage to Give Market a Bump

By Richard Giedroyc First we had the coronavirus. Then we had the economic shutdown to try to stop the rapid spread of the disease. Now we have a circulating coin shortage. The first two, the disease and its economic fallout, … Continue reading

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Silver Proof Set Available Oct. 17

Collectors will have the opportunity to get their hands on the U.S. Mint’s 2019 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set when it becomes available at noon Oct. 17. Beginning this year, all eight coins in the set contain 99.9 percent fine … Continue reading

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Percentages of existing examples of old series of coins

Has anyone compiled percentages of existing examples of old series of coins? Walter Breen cites a few figures: An estimated 3 to 6 percent of the large cents survived, 4 to 8 percent of the early silver, and 0.02 to … Continue reading

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Which toned silver coins bring the highest prices?

Which toned silver coins tend to bring the highest prices? Since eye appeal is the main factor, there is no “one size fits all” formula for valuing toned coins. In general a coin exhibiting naturally occurring waves of neon hues … Continue reading

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Mint Providing Replacement Sleeve for 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Proof Half Dollar Set

In a release received May 28 from Michael White at the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications, we learned that all Apollo 11 50th Anniversary 2019 Proof Half Dollar Sets were assembled with an error on the product sleeve.  The … Continue reading

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2019 Silver Proof Sets Include a Bonus This Year

Collectors of the United States Mint’s annual coin sets will be receiving a bonus with this year’s set.  Each 2019 United States Mint Silver Proof Set® will include a separately packaged reverse proof 2019 Lincoln penny with the ‘W’ mint … Continue reading

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Check Your Pocket Change During the Great American Coin Hunt

In an effort to create excitement in coin collecting, hundreds of rare coin dealers across the country are participating in the “Great American Coin Hunt” (www.GreatAmericanCoinHunt.com), just one of the activities planned during the 96th annual National Coin Week (www.NationalCoinWeek.org), … Continue reading

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Gold finally breaks through resistance level

Gold coins suddenly have more luster than they’ve had in years. Gold has now followed silver’s example, gold having broken through its resistance level. In the case of gold, that level is $1,300 an ounce. Silver didn’t stop at its … Continue reading

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