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The Young Victoria Collection – Best in Category for 2016

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently announced its Collector’s Society 2016 NGC Registry Award Winners, and my collection of Young Head Victoria Sovereigns, “The Young Victoria Collection,”1 was awarded Best in Category in the 2016 World Coin Competitive Sets competition … Continue reading

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Unicorn futures

It’s almost that time again — 2016 $50 1-ounce US Gold Buffalo coins go on sale on January 20, 2016. Or at least, that’s when most precious metals dealers will start shipping them. The spot price of gold as I … Continue reading

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Gold: How low can it go?

A couple of recent items provide some insights on what’s driving gold prices these days: “What is the Cost of Mining Gold? ” A great info graphic from Virtual Capitalist analyzing the top 50 mining companies in the world. (Then again, just … Continue reading

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Rethinking the mattress

Maybe putting your money under the mattress isn’t such a bad idea after all: Bank depositors in Cyprus learned today of a planned heist on their funds. It was a well organized one that will take 6.75% of all small … Continue reading

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Curiouser and curiouser

Here’s an interesting tidbit about curious happenings in the gold and silver markets, from a recent interview of investment analyst Eric Sprott by Toronto’s The Gold Report: Eric Sprott: This will sound like a conspiracy theory, but unusual things are happening … Continue reading

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In business down in the tropics

Last week I saw an article in MineWeb, “The end of gold cash costs as we know them?”, which noted recent calls for an “all-in sustaining cash cost” measure that “…more fully defines the total costs associated with producing gold. … Continue reading

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The Young Victoria Collection Wins NGC Best in Category Award for 2012

On January 11, 2013, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the official grading service of the American Numismatic Association and the Professional Numismatists’s Guild, announced the NGC Collector’s Society 2012 NGC Registry Award Winners. The Young Victoria Collection was awarded the Best in Category in World … Continue reading

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Twist and Shout

As anticipated, the Fed today announced plans to burn $40 billion a month, with no end in sight: The Fed said it will buy $40 billion of mortgage-backed securities per month in an attempt to foster a nascent recovery in the … Continue reading

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Got Gold?

Just the hint that the Fed might start a third round of quantitative easing (QE3) after Friday’s release of weak US unemployment numbers sent gold prices up $40 in as many minutes: Commodities rose broadly on Friday as the dollar … Continue reading

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Using the 2012 Standard Catalogue of British Coins

I just received my copy of the 2012 Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England and the United Kingdom, 47th Edition (SCBC hereafter). The SCBC is an indispensable reference for the collector of British coins, and features reference numbers, photographs, descriptions, … Continue reading

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