I enjoy collecting coins and old currency, just as the rest of you do. I have a large variety of nice coins and paper currency in my collection but lately I have developed a taste for collecting junk silver coins. Every time I make a purchase to add a coin to my collection I have to buy some junk silver as well. I have become an junk silver addict and now I'm known as the "Silver Queen" amongst my fellow collectors. I walk into my local coin dealer and when they see me coming through the door they automatically pull the junk silver tray out for me and put it on the counter. Yes, even the local coin dealer knows I'm a junk silver addict. I always get teased and told I have a nose on me that can sniff junk silver out miles away. Does anyone else out there like junk silver coins too? Please share your story.
Are Commemorative Coins boring? The sales of this years commemorative coins are lackluster. With over half the year gone and with the bulk of the sales taken place, the sales of the Mark Twain Silver Dollar is about 25% of the maximum mintage, while the $5 gold piece is around 17%.