Numismatic News: Gold Coins Shine, Mailing Coins, Finding Dealers


July 14: 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:

Generic gold coins shine
Steve Roach | Coin Values

A bright spot in the current market is in generic gold, both circulated and Uncirculated. Multiple dealers are contributing to a robust market, of which generic Coronet (a.k.a. Liberty or Libs) and Saint-Gaudens (a.k.a. Saints) gold $20 double eagles are king…

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Proper Coin Mailing
Alan Herbert | Coins Magazine

Someone ought to write a book about the process of mailing coins. Dealing with the post office can be frustrating, to say the least. Over the years, I have dealt directly with the post office and assisted dozens of collectors and dealers who have run afoul of federal bureaucracy. Probably the biggest problem has been using first-class mail to ship coins. Mail clerks were often adamant that you…

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How to Find a Local Coin Dealer
Susan Headley | Coins

When it comes time to find a local coin dealer, either to show him some coins to learn what they are and how much they’re worth, or you want to sell some coins, you shouldn’t go to the yellow pages first. Many of the people listed under “Coins” in the yellow pages are pawn brokers, junk bullion buyers, jewelers, and others who don’t collect or study rare coins; they just buy them cheap, often for the bullion value of the metal only…

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Catching The Gold Bug
Larry Light | WSJ

Worried about a harrowing, inflation-ridden future, Scott Van Steyn has found the answer in a batch of glittering one-ounce gold coins. In fact, they make up a large chunk of the physician’s assets. "There’s 2,000 years of history to show that gold is the best thing to own during bad inflation," says Dr. Van Steyn, a 45-year-old orthopedic surgeon in Columbus, Ohio. "People used to laugh at me for buying gold. They don’t anymore."…

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