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COINage May 2019

COINage has been a leading name in numismatic publications. We offer a fresh perspective of numismatics for the experienced coin collector and an introduction to key concepts for the novice.

Pays:
United States
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Beckett Collectibles Inc.
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auction action

Do you bid in auctions for coins or bank notes? Multi-million dollar “trophy” coins and notes make big headlines, but there also are thousands of lower-priced items offered in auctions every week for the “average” collector to consider. Bidding in auctions is fun, but you need to plan ahead. My first winning bid, for a Colonial era 1787 Connecticut copper coin, was an enjoyable experience. It was the late 1970s and after carefully reading the printed auction catalog and viewing the photos, I submitted my bid by mail. (Yes, it was long before the internet changed the world of collecting and just about everything else.) A few weeks later I was notified I not only won the bid but I got the coin for a little less than my offer because…

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EDITORIAL MAGGIE JUDKINS Editorial Director SCOTT A. TRAVERS Executive Editor ANTOINETTE RAHN Editor Editorial Correspondence: MAGGIE JUDKINS (218) 390-6841 editor@coinagemag.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS DONN PEARLMAN MIKE FULJENZ DAVID L. GANZ R.W. JULIAN JOSHUA MCMORROW-HERNANDEZ TOM DELOREY CRYPTOCURRENCY EDITOR JAMES PASSIN DESIGN SHAWN STIGSELL PRICE ANALYST SAM ZIMMER ADVERTISING KACY BJORNSON Advertising Sales Executive (320) 260-4756 kbjornson@beckett.com PRESIDENT SANDEEP DUA FOUNDER JAMES L. MILLER…

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silver could turn in a sterling performance

On November 14, 2018, silver slipped below $14 per ounce to close at $13.97 in London. During intra-day trading, silver reached a low of $13.82. Now, with silver prices over a dollar above those November lows, we could be at the beginning of another major bull market in silver over the next three to five years. The last century has seen three dramatic surges and retreats in the price of silver. This could be the start of the fourth cycle. (1) First, silver rose from $0.50 to $1.34 during and just after World War I, followed by a collapse to $0.25 in 1932 in the depths of the Great Depression. (2) Then came a long 200-fold price increase from $0.25 to $50 in the next 48 years, from 1932 to 1980, followed…

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rare trophy coins now worth millions

Virtually every collector dreams of owning rare trophy coins worth millions of dollars like the 1804 Draped Bust dollar or 1913 Liberty nickel. And for those relative few who can actually afford to spend big money on small coins, the question arises as to whether or not those pieces make solid financial investments. While the answer may seem like an obvious “yes,” the reality is actually much more complicated and, sometimes, can even lead to disappointing results. What does this mixed bag of investment fortune look like? How well have the investment stars shined on several of the trophy coins – multi-million-dollar rarities – to have crossed the block in the recent past? Several high-priced rarities have made their rounds at the big auction houses in the last few years. Many of…

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the fight to retain gold ownership

The Mint’s demand for the gold and silver needed to produce coins in increasing quantity for the growing U.S. population meant that there needed to be a secure location to store the country’s bullion. Ian 1936, the Fort Knox Bullion Depository opened in Kentucky. The next year, the facility received its first shipment of gold from the Philadelphia Mint and New York Assay Office. The bullion was shipped by train through the U.S. mail. From 1974 to 2019, gold has gone up and down and sideways. But over time, it has been a remarkably stable metal. At press time, March 2019, that glittering yellow metal is priced at approximately $1,285 per troy ounce (and silver is $15.02 per ounce). The silver price to gold price ratio was fixed in the Mint…

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old coins can add new money to your holdings

It has always been my contention that investors should have a small percentage (5-15%) of investible assets in something other than fixed income and equity products and, ideally, something that will also smooth out asset returns. Gold and rare coins fill the bill and smooth out the holdings. Given the good news of increasing life spans and medical breakthroughs, many Americans will live a long time. So investment assets need to keep pace with inflation and, frankly, expenses. Inflationary pressures, government debt, and world turmoil all poses risks that could disrupt financial security. It’s a good idea to own gold because it’s “real money” and widely viewed as a universal currency, not just a commodity. It’s also smart to have different kinds of assets. A diversified portfolio is often more secure and…

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