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Size Up The Coin Dealers At Coin Shows
One of the premier coin collecting periodicals has run a number of letters to the editor detailing collectors business dealings with “rogue” coin dealers. However the word rogue is used loosely.
Peace Dollars Can Offer Low-cost Beauty
As silver dollars go, most coin collectors immediately think about Morgan silver dollars. Much less often does the Peace silver dollar come to mind. Perhaps most collectors concerns focus on price or rarity as opposed to a coin’s historical importance or beauty.
Where Have All Of The Trade Dollars Gone?
Many of the best U.S. coins have disappeared over the years. The mintage totals for many of these coins would suggest that there should be more of them around than what is actually the case.
New California Gold Coin Hoard
A hoard of buried gold was found by a California couple walking their dog in February, 2013. The hoard of gold coins has been estimated to be worth at least $10,000,000.
Seated Dollar Surprise
The surprise of the 1860-O Seated Dollar is quite an interesting tale. Reportedly, a few thousand of these dollars were paid out by the Treasury at face value during the major silver dollar release during the years 1962-1964. One would have to wonder how minted coins that were already over a century
Few Coins Minted In 1815
1815 is a special year as it is the only year that a cent coin was not minted in the United States. Collectors who specialize in collecting coins from that year, have few examples to choose from.
What designates a coin as a “sleeper?” A strict definition of a “sleeper” is a coin that is undervalued due to its mintage being lower than its more common coin relations, and its value is lower than would be expected.
Set Your Gold Investment Goals
If you are a coin collector or a gold or silver bug, you have likely been called every name in the book. The only important thing that matters is if you are right. If you bought your gold or silver at the bottom of the market, it doesn’t matter what the naysayers have called you, you made the right
The Dollar Debate Keeps Going And Going
In a recent issue of a popular coin collecting periodical the debate continues on whether to dump the dollar bill in favor of some kind of dollar coin. Over the last forty years or so the government has issued various dollar coin in various sizes that have never caught on with the public at large.
Cost To Produce Cent And Nickel Drops
The good news is that the Mint has been able to reduce the cost to produce the cent and the nickel. The bad news is that it still costs more to produce both coins than their face values.
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