Doolittle Raider Dies Ahead of Medal Award CeremonyLt. Col. Robert L. Hite, one of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders from World War II, died Sunday in a Nashville nursing home. He was 95.

On April 18, 1942, Hite and 79 other men, led by Lieutenant Colonel James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, took off from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in sixteen B-25’s to conduct the first air raid over Japan […]

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Gold and Silver Decline; US Mint Coin Sales RiseGold prices ended lower for a second session on Monday after having advanced for seven straight when the U.S. dollar exhibited weakness.

Gold for June delivery lost $15.40, or 1.3%, to settle at $1,185.30 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange […]

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Chinese Ancient Mythical Creatures on 5 Oz Silver CoinFour Chinese ancient mythical creatures circle a yingyang symbol on a new five-ounce, high-relief silver coin from the Perth Mint of Australia.

Limited to 1,000 and struck in 99.9% pure silver to collector proof quality, the silver coin’s designs are struck on concave surfaces to maximize their details […]

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Gold, Silver Climb on Week; Bullion Silver Eagles SurgePrecious metals slipped on Friday, snapping multi-session winning streaks as the U.S. dollar rebounded and safe-haven demand waned. Still, gold and silver scored weekly gains of more than 1%.

Ending lower for the first time in eight sessions, gold for April delivery on Friday slipped $5, or 0.4%, to settle at $1,199.80 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange […]

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Senate Passes Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin ActOn Wednesday, March 25, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act.

Numbered S.301 and introduced by Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer on Jan. 29, 2015, the bill seeks $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, and half-dollar clad coins to celebrate the Boys Town’s 100th anniversary […]

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BEP and US Mint at Whitman Coin Expo in BaltimoreNew coins and currency products are available at the Spring Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, the United States Mint and Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) jointly announced.

Held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland and promoted as the largest in history, the show began on Thursday, March 26, and lasts until Sunday, March 29 […]

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2015 Kookaburra 1 Oz Silver Bullion Coin Sells Out2015 Australian Kookaburra silver bullion coins in the 1-ounce size sold out, the Perth Mint announced on Monday, March 23. Annually issued since 1990, this year’s coin was limited to 500,000.

Sales of the 2015-dated, 99.9% pure silver coins kicked off in September along with companion 10-ounce and 1-kilo sizes […]

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Gold Ends at 4-Week High; Extends Streak to 7 SessionsPrecious metals advanced on Thursday, buoyed by safe-haven demand. Gold extended its winning streak to seven sessions, silver to six and platinum and palladium to two.

Gold for April delivery tacked on $7.80, or 0.7%, to $1,204.80 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange […]

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2015-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle ReleasedEarlier today, March 26, the United States Mint started taking orders for the 2015-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle.

Produced for collectors from one ounce of .999 fine silver, the uncirculated Silver Eagle is available for $39.95 […]

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US Mint Sales: 2015 Native American $1 Coins DebutLast week, the United States Mint introduced seven new collectible products. They logged solid early sales.

The Native American $1 Coin series has annually changing designs with the newest coin emblematic of Mohawk high iron workers, builders of New York City and other skylines […]

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