1856-O Gold Mintage
It is likely no accident that New Orleans only produced two significant $20 rarities in the form of the 1854-O and 1856-O, just a couple of years apart. The facility at New Orleans was the only one of three facilities in the South to produce the still fairly new double eagle coins. Charlotte and Dah
Are You A Collector Or An Investor?
Retail prices for most coins continue to remain constant. Although, some of the more expensive and scarcer coins have declined modestly in value. Using a retail price guide, it is understandable that many collectors could consider all coins as an investment. What these collectors need to do is to se
Revaluing Our Currency
There has been talk in recent years of revaluing our currency for one reason or another, mostly due to inflation produced by the overprinting and production of our currency. Some have suggested we need to drop one decimal place in our currency so that the number of dollars required to make a transac
Bullion Chasers Vs Coin Collectors
A question arises as to where all of the silver is going to. As it appears to be in short supply, why isn't this reflected by some dramatic increases in the spot price of silver? Silver investors have quickly recognized that the price of silver is at bargain basement prices and are trying to acquire
1878-CC Seated Liberty Half Dollar
The 1878-CC Seated Liberty half dollar is not one of the major rarities that have come from Carson City. None the less, it is an interesting coin with a mintage of 62,000. The situation going on at Carson City in 1878 likely had much to due with the low mintage numbers. The facility had just opened
Epic Gold Battle Coming
Almost everyone loves an epic David versus Goliath story. The little perseveres against the evil big guy contrary to how we know what really happens in real life. The same is much the case with the outsider versus the insider in politics. When the outsider wins against the insider who has all of the
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