Numismatic News: Coin Prices, Bullion Premiums, Dime Weevel

by on May 19, 2009 · 0 comments

May 19: Four numismatic news or coin blog articles are referenced on CoinNews every Tuesday and Thursday. These articles are not authored by us, but we recommend coin collectors read them for their unusual or interesting content. Here are today’s coin articles:

The Scary “Dime Weevel”
Tom LaMarre | Coins Magazine

Two stories, both of them far-fetched, separated by only a few years. What’s more, both of them involved the dime. There wasn’t an ounce of truth to either tale, but they added to the legend and lore of one of the most popular coin denominations…

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Generic [coin] prices falling
Stteve Roach | Coin Values

In the generic end of the U.S. coin market, the collectors who are looking for a splendid example are willing to pay strong prices for the right example. But, in cases where supply exceeds demand, great bargains are available…

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Bullion [coin] premiums now normal
Harry Miller | Numismatic News

Gold has held well over $900 per troy ounce. Silver spiked to the higher end of the $14 range and platinum fell on its butt! Why? The answer is more fear coupled with depressing economic news. Gold reacted to fear…

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Getting it right
Wayne Sayles | Ancient Coin Collecting

Having spent more than a little time in the journalistic field, I very personally and intimately understand the difficulties of feeding accurate and useful information to the public. Those who package the "news" often are forced to rely on contributions from freelancers or from well meaning but ill equipped volunteers…

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