Gold and Silver American Eagles

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US Mint Gold and Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Sales in February 2011,
The pace of US Mint bullion coin sales slowed in February 2011 against January, but authorized dealers ordered more Silver Eagles and more Gold Eagles when compared to the same time last year. As is always the case, American Silver Eagle bullion coins claimed the lead. Coming off a January when more of the coins ... Click for coin article

Silver Coin Values Explode to 31-Year Highs,
U.S. silver prices on Friday soared to $35.33 an ounce, bringing silver coin values to 31-year highs in the process. Silver rose nearly 84% last year, but it was down for most of 2011 until Middle East tensions sparked investor buying and lifted silver prices to new heights. The metal is already 14.2% higher this year and ... Click for coin article

1822 Dime Mintage Not Quite Right,
Mintage totals are important, but they can be misleading. Especially in the 20th century we saw low-mintage totals but not the prices we might expect. The 1931-S Lincoln cent and 1950-D Jefferson nickel are examples. It is not often that a coin is not as available as the mintage totals would suggest, but this is the case with the ... Click for coin article

Important Greek silver, Roman gold feature in first joint Heritage Auctions-Gemini CICF sale,
More than 540 ancient coins ready for auction, April 14, at CICF, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel and Convention Centerin Rosemont, IL. A silver decadrachm of Athens struck 2,500 years ago, a silver tetradrachm of Naxos in Sicily struck circa 430 BC and a remarkable offering of Roman gold coins ... Click for coin article

Peru's special edition one-sol coins become collectors' items,
Would you pay 15 soles for a one-sol coin? The question seems absurd, but Peruvian and foreign coin collectors are willing to pay several times the value of limited edition coins that Peru’s central reserve bank (BCR) began introducing last year. The coin depicting the Tumi de Oro—the first one produced by the BCR ... Click for coin article

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