Coin News: Walking Liberty Values, Gold Coin Buys, Counterfeit Penny

by on November 5, 2009 · 0 comments

Several numismatic news or coin blog articles are referenced on CoinNews two separate times a week. 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:

Still popular in market [Walking Liberty half dollars]
Steve Roach | Coin Values

Walking Liberty half dollars continue to be on collectors’ and dealers’ want lists. If there is a trend, it is that there is strength in just-miss grades, such as About Uncirculated 58, Mint State 62 and MS-64, while MS-65 examples prove a tougher sell in many cases. For rare issues, such as the 1921-S half dollar, finding a fantastic AU-58 even at the Coin Values price of …

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The Best Three Gold Coins to Buy Right Now
Tom Dyson | Steve Sjuggerud’s Daily Wealth

Here’s another bad dream: Inflation gets so bad, the Feds impose currency controls and then devalue the dollar. My money gets stuck in the United States… losing its value. These fears are some of the reasons I’m building a stash of gold coins… and why you should, too. Gold is real money. You can take the coins anywhere you want in the world, and they’ll always have value. Gold coins are the ultimate “safe haven” insurance asset …

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NGC Certifies Ten 1933 Double Eagles

NGC has authenticated, graded and encapsulated ten 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 gold pieces that were handed over to U.S. Treasury officials in 2005 for authentication. The coins are the subject of an ongoing lawsuit concerning their ownership. All ten coins have been encapsulated in NGC’s re-closeable museum holder with a unique serial number and certificate of grade …

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Brooklyn Woman Finds Counterfeit Penny Made of Gold
Jennifer 8. Lee |

One afternoon in March 2007, Jack Daws stepped up to a newsstand in Los Angeles International Airport with a handful of change, including a counterfeit penny made of 18-karat gold that Mr. Daws, a Seattle artist, had fashioned. He carefully put the counterfeit penny, dated 1970, down on the counter, counted out enough change to pay $11.90 for a Hustler magazine and left …

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Counting Machine Damage Scuffs Moderns
F. Michael Fazzari | Numismatic News

How often have you bought a coin only to discover something on it that you missed after you gave it a more thorough exam? I’ll bet it has happened to all of you at some time. Later in this column, I’ll remind you of one important place to look. When examining a coin, the lighting is very important. You have probably heard how difficult it can be to examine coins at most shows because of the terrible lighting. Everything looks bright and shiny …

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Fluctuating metal prices left mark on coins
Paul M. Green | Numismatic News

History tells us that dramatic precious metal price increases only last for a relatively short period of time. In their wake they sometimes leave us with a host of new realities that will have an impact on the coin market for years and years. It’s not always the same, but what happens during a period of rising metal prices like we have today can well be a major factor in the coins that are available and the prices you may pay in the years ahead …

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