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Precious Metals’ Soaring Prices Drives Buyers

Have you heard the adage of “be careful what you wish for as you may get it?” That certainly applies to people who purchase precious metals in anticipation of soaring prices. If the prices of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium rise significantly, these moves would not occur in a vacuum. Instead, the increases almost certainly …


Design change effort led to Barber

By R.W. Julian (Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part presentation on the history of Barber dimes, quarters and half dollars that were introduced to circulation in 1892.) Those collectors active in the 1940s and 1950s can easily remember seeing the well-worn silver coins called “Barber” money. Beginning collectors did not know what …


How many points go on a star?

By R.W. Julian (Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part presentation on the history of Barber dimes, quarters and half dollars that were introduced to circulation in 1892. Read the first part here.) From Aug. 8 to Sept. 12, 1891, there is no record of events for the new designs. On that latter …


 



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