Thursday, September 13, 2012

How to Follow the Money in Rare Coin Collecting

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CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Coin dealer James DiGeorgia saw it for just a moment — a rare Roman gold coin he found extremely desirable — but he hesitated before deciding to buy it.

“I heard the dealer say to another customer . . .

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Sunday, September 09, 2012

SpongeBob Coins Go Missing from Chicago Firm

$20,000 in SpongeBob coins and $66,000 in gold go missing.

CHICAGO - When Peregrine Financial Group collapsed in July after revelations its chief executive allegedly stole client money for years, it was not just customer assets of the futures brokerage that went missing.

Some 76 sets of silver coins sporting the image of cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants were also . . .

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Thursday, September 06, 2012

Why Rare Coin Prices Don’t Always Track Gold Futures

In the last four years, gold futures have risen more than 70%.

However, prices for rare gold coins, such as the $20 St. Gaudens series, haven’t matched the gains.

A 1909 piece minted in Denver, assigned a grade of MS-65 by PCGS, sold at a Heritage auction for $34,500 in . . .

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Jury Awards U.S. Government Rare 1933 Double Eagle Gold Coins Worth $80 Million

(CN) - A federal judge awarded the U.S. government ownership of 10 rare gold coins valued at roughly $80 million that have been missing for decades.

The 1933 Saint-Gaudens double eagle, named after its designer Augustus St. Gaudens, is "one of the most sought-after rarities in history," according to the U.S. Mint.

Though the double eagle was originally valued at . . .

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Monday, September 03, 2012

Chipotle Beats the U.S. Mint to Ending the Penny

Chipotle says it will only round down to the nearest nickel in high volume stores.

Bank of America may round your bill up and put the change in your savings account, which seems good, but what if your favorite restaurant was tacking extra pennies onto your check — but for their potential benefit? 

Chipotle locations around the country have been . . .

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