2008 Mint and Proof Sets Strong
By Harry Miller
sets have shown little change with the exception
of a flurry of interest in the Special Mint Sets
of 1965-1967 and some strong buying of the 2008
set, which seems to be in very short supply.
Proof sets are active with no declines lately.
There are about a dozen increases. Some are
caused by the rise in silver bullion. The 2008
set shines here as well.
Precious metals just continue to follow the
dollar’s trend. It is a real tug-of-war. Prices
are nearly the same as last week, The new 2009
one-ounce Buffalo is starting to be delivered
and premiums have diminished rapidly to a normal
level. The question here is will there be a low
mintage with production starting so late on the
Generic U.S. gold continues active with a new
focus on the $2.50 Liberty and the Type 1 $20
Liberty issues. Supplies are thin on these as
they always have been. Watch out for nice
counterfeits on the $2.50 issues. These were
very common coming out of Lebanon in the 1960s.
Peace dollars are relatively quiet. Just the
opposite picture though for the generic Mint
State-66s and -67s.
For Morgans common Carson City issues have
declined in the lower Mint State grades the
1880-CC has also joined its less expensive
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