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Tuesday July 22, 2014
New collectors often don't have access to the clubs that most of us do. And many people (including me) don't find local coin clubs until later. So what can you do while you wait?
Monday July 21, 2014
John Siteman recaps the experience of attending the 2014 American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, CO.
Thursday July 17, 2014
We want to sincerely thank FUN Convention Coordinator Cindy Wibker, President Tony Swicer and the entire Florida United Numismatists (www.funtopics.com) Board for letting the American Numismatic Association (www.money.org) have a table at your July 11-13, 2014, 8th Summer Fun Convention in Orlando, Florida. The ANA table was very busy and the public traffic was superb. We signed up 23 members for the Association and many left with our monthly magazine, The Numismatist, and are contemplating joining. We also passed out flyers for the Chicago and Portland ANA conventions. Thanks to dealer Leo Frese, from Poiente, Laguna Niguel, California. for donating $100 to the Association for the coin show kit shipment.
Thursday July 17, 2014
As contrarian investors, we’re always looking for depressed prices in various segments of the market, and one of the glaring examples of an undervalued coin at the moment is the Peace silver dollar. At the time of this writing, the melt value of Peace silver dollars is approximately $15.30. Lower end examples of Peace silver dollars can be had for as little as $20, which is at a very reasonable premium level and one which we haven’t seen in quite some time. In general, the premium for Peace silver dollars tends to contract as silver prices increase, which makes the current low premiums especially surprising, since silver is currently less than $21 an ounce. In today’s article, we’ll delve further into Peace dollars, compare current values to their big sister, Morgan silver dollars, and look at relative values of other popular bullion and semi-numismatic silver coins.
Wednesday July 16, 2014
Over the next several months the U.S. Mint will be rolling out three new products in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half dollar. Marc Landry, the Mint’s Acting Associate Director of Sales and Marketing, outlined the Mint’s plans for the sale of these items during a teleconference on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.