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Coins are good investments. Most of us accept that statement almost as a tenet of faith—even when we try to convince ourselves that we seek and save these shiny handheld objects primarily for pleasure and satisfaction. Read the rest of Senior Editor Ed Reiter’s column here.
COINage recently interviewed Chris Imperato of New World Rarities. He told the magazine how he started collecting coins and discussed some virtually untapped areas in the field–areas that have great collecting potential. Chris Imperato Interview
So, you’ve purchased your gold. Now what? Well, depending on what form it’s in and how much you’ve purchased, you may need to look at storage options. Some people like the idea of holding metals at home, but that creates security issues. They can be stolen, melt in a fire, or vanish in a tornado […]
On July 18, the price of gold settled at $1,602.40 an ounce. That’s a record for the metal’s market price, but below its 1980 peak after adjusting for inflation. Gold looks more promising by the day because right now, the dollar and euro are both shaky. Investors believe that gold is safe for other reasons, […]
COINage has received several letters lately regarding coin values. How is value determined? Who determines it? Inquiring readers want to know. So I did a little bit of research and found an article that directly answers the question much quicker than I can. Besides, I’m an accumulator, remember? The anwers to all of your questions–to […]
Effective January 12, 2009, the United States Mint implemented a new strategy for pricing its gold and platinum numismatic products. Non-precious metal products and bullion coins were not subject to the new strategy. Three days later, U.S. Mint Deputy Director Andy Brunhart stated, “Transparency, agility, and customer service are the catalysts for our new pricing […]
Here’s an excerpt from a recent U.S. Mint press release: The United States Mint today announced the America the Beautiful Quarters Bulk Purchase Program. The minimum purchase requirement under the program is one (1) bulk bag, which contains 200,000 coins with a total value of $50,000. A three percent processing fee of $1,500 per bulk […]