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Has gold reached bargain basement levels?
Wed, 23 May 2018 14:17:39 +0000

Retailers have long known that you don’t price something in whole dollars. You drop the price by a cent or two and come up with $12.99 or $12.98 rather than $13 when you want a t-shirt to move or a … Continue reading

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Treasure find back in the headlines
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:28:23 +0000

The location of a sunken Spanish galleon with $17 billion in treasure aboard has been pinpointed, according to a report by a British newspaper, The Daily Mail. The ship, the San Jose, lies in an undisclosed location off the coast … Continue reading

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Wait, wait, wait – Panic – wait
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:13:48 +0000

After waiting for almost five months for delivery of their sets from the U.S. Mint, buyers of the World War I Centennial Silver Dollar and Medal Sets were startled May 17 when an erroneous message was sent to them by … Continue reading

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You want handcuffs with that?
Fri, 18 May 2018 14:16:15 +0000

We coin collectors have had many laughs over the years over incidents where clerks don’t recognize real cash. The incidents usually involve paper money. It can be a current $2 bill. It might be an old Silver Certificate with blue … Continue reading

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Watch circulating mintages continue to shrink
Thu, 17 May 2018 13:53:05 +0000

The pace of circulating coin production continued to slide in the month of April. Only 878,740,000 pieces came off the presses of the Philadelphia and Denver Mints combined. Each month in calendar year 2018, coin production dropped from the month … Continue reading

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Missing mintmark error discovered
Wed, 16 May 2018 14:04:21 +0000

Mint error alert. Time to recheck the coins you own. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has discovered five 2014 Great Smoky Mountain 5-ounce silver America the Beautiful collector coins with a missing “P” mintmark. The collector version of the large silver coin … Continue reading

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Don’t confuse good investing with online entertainment
Tue, 15 May 2018 14:09:55 +0000

Gold and silver owners received their holiday gifts in December when gold passed the $1,300 level and silver rose beyond $17. By the year-end close, gold was at $1,306.30 and silver came to rest at $17.06. In percentage terms, gold … Continue reading

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Does the buyer have a leg to stand on?
Mon, 14 May 2018 13:47:19 +0000

When a coin comes back in a body bag from a third-party grading service, submitters are quite naturally disappointed that it wasn’t what they thought it was. What do you do with such a coin? A reader brought to my … Continue reading

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Do Internet stories age like fine wine?
Thu, 10 May 2018 13:34:38 +0000

If there had been an Internet in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson, would computer users still be posting online questions to him on the electronic copy? I wonder. This week, I see a new … Continue reading

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Bedrock mint set goes on sale May 14
Wed, 09 May 2018 13:59:08 +0000

The United States Mint calls them Uncirculated Coin Sets. Hobby shorthand calls them mint sets. Whatever you call them, they go on sale Monday, May 14. The 2018 set contains 20 uncirculated coins, 10 pieces from each Mint coin production … Continue reading

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