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Guide to Buying Gold Coins

Gold Coins

Buying gold coins doesn't involve meeting "some guy" or purchasing them at a flea market. Follow the tips I have listed below and you are sure to purchase gold coins that will be authentic United States or world gold coins at a fair price.

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A Guide to American Eagle Gold and Platinum Coins

Tuesday April 15, 2014

American Gold and Platinum Eagles Coin Book Retired director of the United States Mint, Edmund C. Moy has authored an authoritative guide on the American Gold and Platinum Eagle bullion coin program. Moy was director of the United States Mint from 2006 until 2011. In this book, he shares his unique insights and perspective on the gold and platinum bullion market. Not only are these coins used as an investment in tangible assets, but they are also prized and highly collected by numismatists. My book review will help you decide if this book will be an appropriate addition to your numismatic library.

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Collecting Guide to Standing Liberty Quarters

Thursday April 10, 2014

Standing Liberty QuarterPersonally, I think the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 gold piece is the most beautiful coin that United States Mint has ever made. Right behind that is the Walking Liberty half dollar and the Standing Liberty quarter. The Standing Liberty quarter has always intimidated me. There are a couple of "showstoppers" even in a simple date collection of these beautiful coins. Even if you are looking for just a single type coin that is well struck, that too can also presented its own challenges.

Regardless if you are a seasoned collector of Standing Liberty quarters or you have just discovered this beautiful United States coin series, I have assembled several collecting guides to help you get started or hone your collecting skills.

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Collecting United States Commemorative Coins

Saturday April 5, 2014

 United States Commemorative CoinWith all the recent publicity regarding the launch of the 2014 Baseball Hall Of Fame Commemorative Coins, I have received a number of inquiries from coin collectors and non-collectors alike regarding the "collectability" of United States commemorative coins. Coin collectors, who were intrigued by the universal appeal of baseball, were interested in other United States commemorative coins. I also received a number of inquiries regarding the investment potential of modern U.S. Commemorative coins.

My standard answer to people who ask my opinion as to whether they should collect a particular coin series is, "Collect what you like and you will never be disappointed." When you complete the series or are no longer interested in it, you can then sell your collection and recover some, if not all or even more, of what you originally purchased it for. Most collectors of modern United States commemorative coins focus on the commemorative silver dollars. You will see that a majority of these modern U.S. commemorative silver dollars are reasonably priced.

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Opening Day Statistics For Baseball HOF Coins

Tuesday April 1, 2014
National Baseball Hall Of Fame Commemorative Coin

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 12 noon Eastern Daylight Time, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the National Baseball Hall Of Fame Commemorative Coins. Sales were brisk and ordering limits were imposed by the Mint. The mint's website utilized the "Waiting Room" to eliminate congestion and prevent the website from crashing. Personally, I waited in line about 44 min. to place my order. As you can see from the table below sales were brisk, but nowhere near a sellout. I think the only option that has the possibility of selling out are the five dollar gold coins. So if you are thinking about purchasing one of the gold coins, I would not wait.

Updated: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 10:00AM EDT

US Mint Product Opening Day Orders* Mintage Restriction Remaining
Clad Half-Dollars Uncirculated (B36) 29,978 ^
Clad Half-Dollars Proof (B35) 43,376 ^  
Totals for Clad Half-Dollars 73,354 750,000 676,646
Silver Dollars Uncirculated (B34) 48,511 ^  
Silver Dollars Proof (B33) 108,164 ^  
Totals for Silver Dollars 156,675 400,000 243,325
$5 Gold Uncirculated (B32) 14,999 ^ SOLD OUT
$5 Gold Proof (B31) 26,798 ^ SOLD OUT
Totals for $5 Gold 41,797 50,000 SOLD OUT
* = Figures are unaudited and subject to change due to order cancellations, credit card returns, etc.
^ = Mintage restrictions are across the total for both proof and uncirculated options.

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