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Four Essential Factors of a Successful Commemorative Coin

In a recent piece for Money.org, we discussed the reasons why we thought that the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins would be a smashing success, and it turns out we were right. On the first day of issuance, the U.S. Mint sold out of their 50,000 allotment of proof and uncirculated gold coins, and the secondary market for these coins is very strong, with prices nearly $300 above the original issuance price. While we discussed some of the reasons why we thought the coins would be a success, we wanted to take a step back and highlight what we believe are four essential factors to a successful commemorative coin in hopes of providing you with guidance in your future coin endeavors.
Written by Tony Davis at 00:00

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ANA member explores the world of organized crime in new novel

It is no secret that numismatists are an interesting group of people with enough stories to make Scheherazade blush. One numismatist, known for his storytelling abilities recently became an author. Arizona numismatist and American Numismatic Association life member Sal Fusco recently published a novel called "The Malandrini," the culmination of a life spent watching and listening to the interesting world in which he grew up.
Written by American Numismatic Association staff at 00:00
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Three reasons why the National Baseball Hall of Fame Coins are likely to be a four bagger

Not only do we believe that the National Baseball Hall of Fame coins will be a hit due to their unique domed shape and wide appeal to baseball fans, but we also anticipate that the current interest in gold and silver by investors and collectors alike will help to attract individuals to these significant coins.
Written by Tony Davis at 00:00

NGC Modifies CrossOver Policy to Include 70-Graded Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), the world’s largest third-party coin grading and authentication service, has announced that it will now accept CrossOver submissions of coins graded MS 70, PF 70 and SP 70.
Written by Janell Armstrong at 00:00
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Three Steps You Can Take to Avoid the Fate of Tulving’s Customers

It’s official! The Tulving Company has ceased operations. At one point in time considered one of the most reputable and lowest cost coin and bullion providers in the nation, the legendary company, which recorded billions of dollars of sales during its 19 year run, shuttered its doors on March 3rd. As outlined in the following article, the first real signs of distress began to occur in mid-2012 and came to a head earlier this month when The Tulving Company was receiving more daily complaints than orders. As to if the victims will receive some form of restitution, it’s for the bankruptcy courts to decide. ...
Written by Tony Davis at 00:00

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