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Silver is fast approaching $20 an ounce and crossed over a 27 year high this week. Signs would seem to indicate there is a solid chance of it reaching over the $20 barrier and perhaps very soon. As of this writing 11:45 a.m. (ET), New York spot silver is at $19.67 an ounce. For coin […]

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While Congressman Ron Paul [R-TX] is running for President, he is also attempting to create new law. On February 13, 2008, Mr. Paul introduced a bill titled, the Tax-Free Gold Act of 2008. Should the bill become law, it would eliminate taxes and fees on certain coins and bullion.

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Coin collectors are experienced in placing and arranging coins within albums, folders, holders and the like. Many collectors also enjoy showing their collection to family, friends and other collectors. However, the thought of taking collected coins, artistically arranging them into a portrait and sharing the results with the public is something, likely, most numismatists would […]

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Video of Presidential $1 Coins used in Wal-MartNew Presidential $1 Coins are certainly a hit with many collectors, but their acceptance elsewhere since they were first introduced in 2007 has been slow.

Frightening slow… and very similar to previous failed attempts at thrusting dollar coins into the publics hands.

Like the Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea golden dollars, Presidential $1 coins face a daunting and nearly impossible task of competing with the one dollar bill.

Regardless of the historical and interesting aspects of any dollar coin, handling and using paper bills in every day life is simply too convenient. When it comes to the dollar, most people want to use and receive paper in transactions, not coin.

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Oakton, VA — Wizard Coin Supply, a global provider of coin collecting supplies, recently launched its new website at wizardcoinsupply.com. Currently offering one of the largest selections of coin supplies and coin collecting accessories on the web, Wizard Coin Supply is poised to service the recent surge in coin collectors around the United States.

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Some sites are successful by simply aggregating and centralizing news written by other organizations. Their sites become stickier for visitors because of the uniqueness of information in a specialized area, like coin or numismatic content. Now with the CoinNews RSS feeds, you can add numismatic headlines and excerpts straight into your site and make it […]

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A Los Gatos, California coin collector collects United States Mint coin sets. Like many grandfathers, he purchases coins for his grandchildren. Because they are gifts, he also pays particular attention to not only the coins but the packaging around them. According to abc7, KGO San Francisco, this particular grandfather was worried that the value of […]

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New Mexico lawmakers introduced new legislation that would create coins commemorating the 400th anniversary of Santa Fe. Santa Fe, New Mexico, the site of native occupation centuries before European incursions, was officially elevated from a plaza established in 1608 to a villa and capital city in 1610. It’s also the home to the oldest and […]

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The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has confirmed the existence of counterfeit replica holders.Today, Jan. 7, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has confirmed the existence of counterfeit replica holders.

NGC was founded in 1987 to objectively provide third party grades to coins. Coins sent to NGC are analyzed, graded, recorded and then encapsulated in tamper resistant, protective holders.

While there are several coin grading services in existence, NGC is considered to be one of the top two – PCGS being the other.

Counterfeiting certified coin holders is not new. Those who do it and are willing to risk jail time victimize the unsuspecting buyer into paying a large amount of money for a coin that may also be counterfeit, or not at the grade the fake holder indicates.

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The coin forecasts and top picks that appear around the new year provide interesting insights. In making a prediction for any single coin, there’s at least a judgment in its potential to increase in value, driven by collector demand or other market factors. One of those market conditions that influences the selection of certain coins […]

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