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Coins As A Commodity
A recent business headline stated: "Gold slides two percent on China return, round in stocks." The current reality is that coins, precious metals commodities, and oil are moving in tandem in the direct opposite direction of the stock market.

Gold And Silver Rally
The spot prices of gold and silver have been edging up. While some investors simply buy or sell precious metals based upon this fact, it is very important for them to know why these dramatic changes are suddenly taking place. The price of a barrel of oil continues to spiral down, though it has risen

Maltese Silver Ingot
This Maltese silver ingot is an extremely rare piece of 9th century Maltese necessity money. The item is a rectangular ingot (22.10x36.03 mm) weighing 29.02 g. It had been produced in occupied Malta in 1800 by French mintmaster, Joseph Lebrun and came with an impeccable pedigree having once been par

Australia 50 Years Of Decimal
On St. Valentine's Day 1966, Australia "went decimal." The imperial-based coins and notes that had served the country since federation at the turn of the century were swept aside. They were replaced by new Australian dollars and cents. The two existing Australian mints have contributed coins to mark

Continued War On The Cent
2016 is a new year and the war to abolish the cent is gearing up for a new campaign. There are many arguments for getting rid of the penny. Most stem from the cost of the metals used in the composition of the cent. Current costs are that it cost 1.5 the face value of the penny to produce it.

Coins As Commodities
Some experts are claiming that coin prices re acting more like commodities. Many financial networks have recently reported prices and sales for cut and polished stones are down eight percent during 2015. Uncut stone prices declined by 15 percent during the same period. Other collectible items have d

ISIS Currency Near Reality
This could be the first step for ISIS to issue its own currency or it could be a new way for the leadership of the organization to make a quick profit. One thing is for certain, ISIS has outlawed the use of the two largest denomination notes issued by Syria.

Recessed Date 1927-D Quarter
Some coins are not as tough as their mintages might suggest, and the 1927-D Standing Liberty quarter seems to such a coin. There are a number of reasons why the 1927-D is more available than would be expected. The starting point for the 1927-D is its low mintage of only 976,400.Once a mintage of the

New Issues More Popular Than Older U.S. Coins
Rarer and more desirable coins are selling for unheard of prices at public auctions, but there is less demand for lower end collector coins. It appear there is more interest in U.S. Mint made-for-collector products as they are being released than there is in the more traditional business-strike coin

U.S. Mint Ends Mail Orders
After Sept. 30, 2016, no more mail orders will be accepted by the U.S. Mint. After this date, only online orders and telephone orders will be accepted. The question is how many collectors will this really affect? There isn't a hard number answer to this question, though the number is likely to be ra

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