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2013 Presidential Dollars
William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt ("TR"), William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson 2013 Presidential dollars are now available. Single coins are $1.95 and rolls (25) $39.95. Presidential Dollars can be reached by clicking "US COINS" and then "PRESIDENTIAL DOLLARS."
2013 National Parks Quarters
The complete set of 2013 P&D National Parks Quarters are now available. In order of issue they are White Mountain National Forest (NH), Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial (OH), Great Basin National Park (NV), Ft. McHenry National Monument (MD) and Mt. Rushmore National Memorial (SD).
February Coin Market Commentary
This is being written as we setup at the first day of the
annual FUN Show (Florida United Numismatists), the show is in
the original hall where it first started at this location many
years ago. The hall about the size of three football fields is
well paced with dealer booths and there is a very positive
buzz as dealers scurry about making ready and searching out
good deals as others put out their merchandise. Although
precious metals weakened yesterday there seems to be no effect
on the positive anticipation that you can smell in the air.
Recently the Canadian Government has decided to melt down
200,000 or so 1912-14 $5 and $10 gold coins that have been
stored in Bank of Canada vaults. This is after selling off
several thousand coins in a lottery type sale. The supposed
conservative government is attempting to balance their budget
by such means. This really is another example of western
nations disposing of hard assets as those in the eastern world
continue to accumulate real wealth.
In this issue we have updated the Gold, Silver and Platinum
Eagle and Buffalo coins. Premiums are slightly above the
previous report, with Platinum issues showing the more
significant gains. We have also listed some of the newer
issues as well as a few previously unlisted varieties. The
market and collectability of this series continues to grow
because they only come in nice condition so grading is not an
issue. Values are easily determined and with one exception
prices are affordable for the average budget. They also
present the dual value of a precious metal and Numismatic
collectable. The 2008 set with reverse of ’07 has gained
again. There have been some reports of rather good replicas of
the 2006 20th Anniversary set purportedly coming from China.
Weekly Coin Market Commentary
Last weekend we attended the Sarasota Show and are now
setting up at the National Money Show (ANA) Atlanta. There
was good activity in Sarasota with many collectors searching
for items on their want-lists. A very good sign was a number
of newcomers who were interested in learning about
numismatics with a myriad of questions. Sarasota is an
affluent area and to see more than a handful of people
interested and dealers willing to take the time was very
Here at the ANA there seems to be good signs of a continued
strong market. There is buzz about the big gold eagle find
in Northern California and precious metals are rebounding
from a minor correction after gold touching $1345.
Yesterday gold held the $1320 level after reacting to a
technical precious metals sell signal from BofA and is up
over $10 this morning or exactly $20 higher than last week’s
report. Silver however has not fared as well, down about one
half percent, again making in a buy at 62.3 to 1 versus
gold. Platinum gained about the same percent as gold and is
still cheap at 1.07:1 versus gold.
USA gold type coins have reacted well to bullion strength,
but small denomination issues seem to be lacking in interest
and several mint state issues have declined. This market
along with bullion seems to be climbing a wall of fear and
that is a very positive sign!
There have been many positive gains in the rest of the type
coin market; Small eagle Bust dollars are up in VF20 and in
demand across the grade spectrum, Seated dimes and quarters
with motto are up in MS64, 1859 Indian cents are up in mint
state and circulated seated quarters in G4 are up for all
types from promotional demand. The 1934-D and 1936-D
quarters are up in Gem BU as is the 1921 Mercury dime duo.
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