Perhaps clad half dollars do get respect

Quick email advice can be helpful or it can be misleading. Which is it in this case? This morning, after a snowstorm, I was catching up on three days’ worth of email. This was in my inbox: “OK. I need advice. I have MANY half dollars. I can’t decide whether to keep them or take […]

Who buys new bags of Kennedy half dollars?

Tomorrow, the United States Mint will begin to sell rolls and bags of uncirculated 2018 half dollars from Philadelphia and Denver. A 200-coin bag ($ 100 face value, half from each mint) is priced at $ 139.95. A two-roll set is $ 32.95. Have you ever bought such a bag from the Mint? I have. […]

Billionaire buys Seated silver dollars

A billionaire has purchased a set of Seated Liberty silver dollars with the help of David Lawrence Rare Coins. The Virginia Beach, Va., numismatic firm announced Feb. 13 that it had acquired the set on behalf of a partner, Dell Loy Hansen. Price was undisclosed. Called the Hall of Fame Collection, the Seated dollar set […]

New guide to Seated silver dollars

What do you think is the hardest thing to do in numismatics? I am sure there are many thoughts that come to mind, but I do not think you will match my answer. In my 40 years of being an editor at Numismatic News, I find the hardest thing to do is persuade collectors to […]

Tech Breakthrough To Save Trillions In Tax Payer Dollars

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Gold is up this year not just in Dollars but in Every Major Currency

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Dollars to embody flesh and blood

When you think of World War I, what do you think of? Perhaps the Peace dollar comes to mind. It was a design to mark the end of fighting. It was introduced in 1921, three years after the Nov. 11, 1918, Armistice. Perhaps you read Barbara Tuchman’s “Guns of August” in your younger years as […]

The Amount Of Dollars In Existence Relative To The Silver Price Points To Much Higher Prices

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Commodity Prices in US Dollars 1831-1881, Gold @US$20.67

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Are silver dollars really the preferred choice?

If collectors are given a choice between a commemorative silver dollar and a clad half dollar, which would they choose? I have always simply assumed it was the dollar coin because it is made of silver. A clad half dollar seems to have so much less prestige. I ask the question after studying the latest […]

Millions of dollars at stake in 1804 dollar saga

Coin collecting has often been characterized as some sort of slow paced activity that cannot compete in the minds of young people with computer games. Perhaps the recent rapid changes of ownership of the 1804 silver dollar will go some way to change this perception. After all, you might have once asked how exciting home […]