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Will buyers consider coin and stamp set valuable?
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:08:47 +0000

Breast Cancer Awareness proof clad half dollar sales stand at 16,615. Can the Mint sell an additional 25,000 of them if the 2018-S commemorative coin is paired with a stamp and the price is increased by $7 to $39.95? We … Continue reading

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Hendelson sells amazing 1792 half disme
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:39:23 +0000

If they gave awards for the best individual coin sale of the autumn collecting season, Brian Hendelson, president of Classic Coin Company of Bridgewater, N.J., would be the first nominee. He has just accomplished a $1,985,000 private treaty sale of … Continue reading

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Memories and the facts might not match
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:53:55 +0000

They say hindsight is 20/20. Is it? We passed the 10th anniversary date of the bankruptcy of the Wall Street firm of Lehman Brothers on Sept. 15, 2008. The Great Recession commenced then. Unemployment soon soared to over 10 percent. … Continue reading

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Buy gold this very minute scream the headlines
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:11:02 +0000

Ideally, ownership of gold and silver should be totally boring. It should be akin to your homeowner’s insurance policy. It helps you sleep at night. Those who think Bitcoin is the new hard currency have had to contend with ongoing … Continue reading

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Mint needs to tend its grass roots to stay in business
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:21:48 +0000

Coin collecting is becoming a more elite activity again. Once it was called the hobby of kings. When I began coin collecting, it was the hobby of paperboys. It was made so by the advent of coin albums that made … Continue reading

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New 100-point coin grading scale proposed
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:23:26 +0000

Ever find yourself wishing for more coin grades to learn? If you have, Ron Guth is the numismatic authority for you. He has created the Guth 100 Point Coin Grading ScaleSM. There are 20 more points added to Mint State … Continue reading

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Help hurricane victims then help yourself
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:26:49 +0000

The devastating hurricane Florence that struck North and South Carolina late last week demonstrates the importance of being prepared. Whether residents chose to get out ahead of the storm or to hunker down, they still face the results of their … Continue reading

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Want to own Bitcoins or Gemini dollars?
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:57:30 +0000

Think of a number between 0 and 1 million dollars. If whatever you have in your head is greater than zero, that could be the trading price of Bitcoin. There is no good way to arrive at a rational value … Continue reading

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Don’t be block head, get set graded
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 14:08:20 +0000

Late night TV pitchmen offering food preparation gear proclaim it slices and it dices. Coin dealers slice and dice also. I have an email promotion from L&C Coins this morning. There is an array of 2018-S silver reverse proof America … Continue reading

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We would have been amazed 40 years ago
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:58:22 +0000

Results achieved by Heritage Auctions for its Sept. 6-9 Signature Sale of U.S. coins in Long Beach, Calif., came in at just under $6 million. When I joined the Numismatic News staff in 1978, $1 million in sale results would … Continue reading

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