Coin News: UHR Values, Old Pennies, Presidential Coins

by on August 25, 2009 · 0 comments

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:

Making money on UHRs
Steve Roach | Coin Values

One issue that continues to generate heat in the current market is the 2009 Ultra High Relief gold $20 coin. Several collectors have asked me questions to the effect of: Now that anyone can buy 10 of these, how does someone make money on them? Why were dealers paying $60 premiums at the August American Numismatic Association convention in Los Angeles for coins that are available directly from the Mint?…

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Market Healthy, Over Promotion a Problem
Harry Miller | Coins Magazine

There is no doubt we are in economic trouble, but is the coin market? I think not. Coin collectors are generally a pretty financially conservative group. The exceptions are the high fliers and those who feed outside the traditional marketplace, such as TV and fancy ad promos in flight magazines, credit card stuffers and general media…

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Treasures: A penny for your thoughts on coin’s value
Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson | Home & Garden

Dear Helaine and Joe: I am enclosing photos of a coin (with an American Indian holding a bow and arrow on one side). I have owned it for more than 25 years, and for some reason, I’ve held onto it because I wonder if it might be valuable. Could you tell me if this coin is worth keeping?…

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Presidential coins

Q: Are any presidential coins coming out? A: Just when America desperately needs a hero, along comes the most beloved and highly regarded former congressman and U.S. senator of his generation, a man of the people destined to captain our financially fraught ship of state out of the Sargasso Sea of stagflation…

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