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  • Arches 5-ounce outsells Shenandoah

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    Connor Falk
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    The U.S. Mint reports that as of Oct. 19, the Arches 5-ounce silver collector coin has outsold the previous release, the Shenandoah 5-ounce coin. Buyers have purchased 26,923 Arches coins compared to Shenandoah’s sales of 26,916. Both are still available.Released on Oct. 16 was the Lou Hoover Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set. Buyers purchased 399 sets from release to Oct. 19.Coming off sale Oct. 19 was the President Harding Presidential dollar $250 box from Denver. Collectors purchased 5,048 boxes since its release.The American Buffalo gold bullion coin saw 4,000 pieces sold…
  • Numismatics have changed, but are we having fun?

    Coin Collectors Blog
    scott
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Advancements in all areas of life, whether it is the cars we drive, the entertainment that we like, how we shop, and where we get our news are inevitable. Where the car I drove in college had a the classic Chrysler Slant 6 engine with nothing electronic, I now drive a Chevy pickup with a [...]
  • Change find

    CoinPeople Main Numismatic Forums
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    Well found this 1940 US wheat penny in my change today the coin IMHO is in Very good condition  
  • Gold and Silver Snap Weekly Win Streak; US Coin Sales Firm

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    CoinNews.net
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Gold rebounded from a two-session losing streak on Friday, supported by safe-haven demand, but prices still slipped 0.6% on the week. The weekly decline was a first in three weeks. Gold for December... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • United States Mint | Come See Our New Look!

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    Robert L. Wilson
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
      We’ve redesigned our online shopping experience with you in mind. Shop now to see how your input has helped shape our new features and functionality. Check it out here! Image:  U.S. Mint
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  • Gold and Silver Snap Weekly Win Streak; US Coin Sales Firm

    CoinNews.net
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Gold rebounded from a two-session losing streak on Friday, supported by safe-haven demand, but prices still slipped 0.6% on the week. The weekly decline was a first in three weeks. Gold for December... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Product Limits Set

    Mike Unser
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    The United States Mint has announced a 300,000 product limit for its upcoming four-coin 50th Anniversary Kennedy 2014 Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection and a 200,000 product limit for its already... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2014-S Enhanced Uncirculated Kennedy Half-Dollar Laser Treatments

    Mike Unser
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:23 pm
    A key coin within the four-piece 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection is the 2014-S Enhanced Uncirculated Kennedy Half-Dollar. We watched them getting made last month... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2014 $20 Silver Coin Features 3D Venetian Glass Snowman

    CoinNews.net
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Another new and very original collector piece from the Royal Canadian Mint is its proof 2014 $20 Venetian Glass Snowman Silver Coin. Struck in one-ounce of 99.99% pure silver and limited to 10,000... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Heritage New York US Coins Auction Tops $11.1 Million

    CoinNews.net
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Heritage's most recent US Coins Signature® Auction, held from Oct. 8 to 13 in New York, realized more than $11.1 million with six of the rarities selling for more than $100,000. Taking top... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • NGC Strikes Out with MLB

    scott
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Fans of coins encased in plastic with special labels who also are baseball fans must be ecstatic that Fans of coins encased in plastic with special labels who also are baseball fans must be ecstatic that Numismatic Guarantee Corporation and Major League Baseball agreed to an exclusive deal that will allow NGC to reproduce team [...]
  • Numismatics have changed, but are we having fun?

    scott
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Advancements in all areas of life, whether it is the cars we drive, the entertainment that we like, how we shop, and where we get our news are inevitable. Where the car I drove in college had a the classic Chrysler Slant 6 engine with nothing electronic, I now drive a Chevy pickup with a [...]
  • Mintage Limits Set for 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins

    scott
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (U.S. Mint) — Mintage limits for the First Spouse Gold Coin Program for 2015 have been set. In 2015, the coins will honor Elizabeth Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy and Lady Bird Johnson. The combined maximum issuance of proof and uncirculated qualities will be 10,000 for Truman, Eisenhower and Johnson. From 2011 to [...]
  • Hi. I’m Scott and I’m a Collector

    scott
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Collecting is a progressive addiction. It might start innocently with a friend introducing us to collecting and even giving us a few freebies. We dabble into buying more, especially items that tie us to our youth. We progress in collecting more from those childhood years putting together sets that we could not afford them. That [...]
  • It’s Classified!

    scott
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Prior to the public disclosure of secret documents, administrations have declassified documents at various levels for many different reasons that those of us who worked in these areas did not understand what was to be classified at what levels and for how long. Each department and agency had its own rule. However, everything that was [...]
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    Ancient Coin Collecting

  • "...the scholars said."

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:49 pm
    The international media has long been challenged in its ability to print the truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth, but a new pinnacle of absurdity has been achieved in a so-called news report on "RT News".  The report plays on public ignorance and seeks to inflame reader passions with outrageous claims about cultural property looting in Syria.  The motivation for this article is highly suspect and a senseless diversion from the genuine crisis of destroyed monuments and real cases of tragic loss in the region.  The supposed "facts" in this report stem from a purported…
  • On Second Thought—a chance for rule of law?

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:08 pm
    The SAFE endorsement of Britain's Article 11c of Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 at first blush might seem lacking in forethought.  Here we have major cultural sites being demolished wholesale by civil war in Syria and Britain responds by prohibiting import, export and transfer of Syrian antiquities that would be preserved by caring collectors.  Of course, endorsement of regulation, any regulation, seems a quite natural response from the liberal "do-good" community.  They rarely consider the consequences of their emotional solutions.   Early in reading of the SAFE…
  • Kafkaesque

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    The trials and tribulations of ancient coin collectors today are nothing short of Kafkaesque.  Almost 100 years ago, Franz Kafka wrote the short story below.  We share it here because it will resonate so profoundly with many friends and associates in the numismatic world.  At the end, I have taken the liberty of adding a short sequel.Before the Law Franz KafkaBefore the Law stands a doorkeeper. To this doorkeeper there comes a man from the countryand prays for admittance to the Law. But the doorkeeper says that he cannot grantadmittance at the moment. The man thinks it…
  • Daily Record: Five years on, test case on coins tries USAO's patience

    15 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    The Daily Record, a news service for Maryland based business and legal professions, ran an interesting report about the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild forfeiture case in its July 13, 2014 issue.  This test case is described in numerous news items at the guild website.  The Daily Record piece by Legal Affairs staff writer Danny Jacobs is apparently available online only by paid subscription.  The headline is catchy, to say the least: "Five years on, test case on coins tries USAO's patience".  The essence of this balanced report is distilled from a recent filing in Baltimore…
  • A Shot in the Foot

    6 Jul 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Archaeologist Paul Barford, a self-appointed spokesperson for the archaeological lobby and crusader for the views of Cultural Property Nationalists, is well known to those who follow cultural property matters in cyberspace.  The typically outrageous behavior of "Mr." Barford (he apparently lacks academic position or institutional affiliation) is routinely challenged by those he targets, but is rarely commented on publicly by the archaeological community outside of a small circle of troll enablers.  The posts on Mr. Barford's blog and in his comments elsewhere online are not normal…
 
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  • Change find

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    Well found this 1940 US wheat penny in my change today the coin IMHO is in Very good condition  
  • Can someone ID this?

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    Hi, can someone ID this coin? Is it original or fake, how much is it worth? Weight 6.6g Thx in advancehttp://i.imgur.com/N9WU97x.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/cYFRgev.jpg
  • PCGS reconsideration

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    Hi!   Does anyone have experience with the reconsideration service offered by PCGS.   I'd like two of my coins reconsidered. I sent a lot of Weimar coins which came back well and consistently graded. However another lot of German State coins I sent were a little more shoddily graded - at least from a consistency point of view and two in particular were completely off the mark.   The two in particular are proofs as the Germans would call them. I'm well aware that Proof for German grading sometimes takes into account very well preserved examples of MS coins, without sticking to…
  • Information on Gorbachev man of the decade medal

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    http://imgur.com/yY8KZIa   Its between 1/2oz-1 oz (closer to 1 oz, i can weigh it tonight). I got it probably 15 years ago at a coin shop in LA. I was young so i don't remember what the price was, or what it was labeled as. I would love some more information on it, but my goggling attempts have got me nowhere. It came in a terrible blue display case with no identification of any type.   I assumed i could find something right away because it is not some generic coin. It has a fairly specific message on the obverse and reverse. That has not been the case. I would also assume it at…
  • Sadly, it's Time to Say Goodbye

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    ]Yup, I'm afraid my collecting time has come to an end - I've finally started to figure out where I want to go in life (only took me 27 years!) and I'd like to start focusing on my creative work.    That being said, I've spent some great times here with you all and wish you all the best in life and with your collecting. I'll probably lurk from time to time, and live vicariously through your collecting   Now, on to the juicy part!   Yes, I'm parting with my beloved coin babies. They've been tucked in a DirecTV box in a dark closet for quite some time, and I'd like to…
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    結婚して幸せに!

  • 男性と女性

    asmile
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
  • 本能

    asmile
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:51 am
  • エゴ

    asmile
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
  • 恋のインスピレーション

    asmile
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:49 am
  • 夫と妻の心理を考えてみよう

    asmile
    23 May 2014 | 3:10 am
    責任感が、現代の男性優位社会を肯定するところから生じてくることは明らかですが、それはまた、おなじ理由によって、妻に対する自己卑下となってあらわれることがあります。 妻を扶養するのは夫の義務である、と信じながら、その義務がはたして妻を満足させるほどに果たされているだろうか、という強い責任感が劣等感を生むのです。…
 
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  • Denmark Central Bank Stop Mint coins

    gila lunatic
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    On 21 October 2014, The Central Bank of Denmark, Danmarks Nationalbank has released a Press Statement regarding their decision to initiate a process to discontinue internal printing of banknotes and minting of coins during 2016. The Central Bank state that demand for new banknotes and coins has been falling for some years as a main reason for the action.​Although the volume of cash in circulation remains high in Denmark, demand for new banknotes and coins has been falling for some years, and Danmarks Nationalbank does not expect the trend to reverse. Underlying factors include declining use…
  • Rare Mexican Coins in Stack Bowers Auction

    gila lunatic
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    Stack Bowers's are proud to offer several important collections of Mexican Coins anchored by two specialized collections: the David Gray Collection and the Demar Collection. The auction is part of the Stack’s Bowers Winter Baltimore Ancient Coins, World Coins and World Banknotes Catalog on 30th October 2014.These offerings represent two very different areas in the diverse arena of Mexican numismatics. David Gray focused primarily on the transitional years of 1732-34, where the coins transitioned from the crude cob types to klippe types, to the famous and popular milled Pillar type. The…
  • 2014 Wild Boar €100 Gold Coin

    gila lunatic
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Austrian mint will be releasing their second coins for the Wildlife in our Sights series; 2014 Wild Boar €100 Gold Coin. The Wild Boar .986 fine gold coin Comes in a case complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity and protective slipcase. It will be issue on October 29 with only 30,000 mintage.The coin obverse show an impressive male with tusks clearly visible in its natural habitat, inscription "Republik Österreich" and the gold coin face value "100 Euro".The coin reverse show a sow, watching over her young offspring as they wallow playfully in mud. A badger looks on
in the…
  • Royal Canadian Mint-Decade Of Remarkable Innovation

    gila lunatic
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    Ten years after ‎breaking new ground by launching the world's first coloured circulation coin on October 21, 2004, the Royal Canadian Mint has continuously raised the bar on innovation within the minting industry by introducing new technologies and coinage solutions. "The Royal Canadian Mint is a great example of made-in-Canada innovation," said the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance and Minister responsible for the Royal Canadian Mint. “The Mint has a proud history of advancing the art and science of coin manufacturing - a history all Canadians can be proud of.""Our employees are…
  • Sovereign 1964 and 2014 50th Golden Gift Edition

    gila lunatic
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    The Royal Mint Uk has released a Sovereign 1964 and 2014 50th Golden Gift Edition, marking 50 golden years of history. This indulgent presentation set contains two Sovereigns bookending 50 years of history – an original 1964 coin and a Sovereign minted in 2014. Struck in classic 22 carat gold to bullion standard, and both bearing engraver Benedetto Pistrucci’s iconic St George and the dragon design dating back to 1817 on their reverses, the two coins are presented together with a beautifully designed booklet detailing The Sovereign story.The obverse of the 1964 coin features Mary…
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  • 50th Anniversary Kennedy Silver Set Limited to 300,000

    Mint News Blog
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Ahead of the start of sales next week on Tuesday, October 28, the United States Mint has announced a product limit of 300,000 units for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection. The eagerly anticipated product will contain four 2014 Kennedy Half Dollars struck in 90% silver and carrying the original 1964 portrait by Gilroy Roberts. The four coins will each be struck at different mint facilities and carry a different finish. A coin struck at West Point will have a reverse proof finish, a coin struck at Philadelphia will have a proof finish, a coin struck at San…
  • 2014 First Spouse Bronze Medal Set

    Mint News Blog
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Today, October 23, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint started accepting orders for the 2014 First Spouse Bronze Medal Set. This set includes the bronze medals issued for Florence Harding, Grace Coolidge, Lou Hoover, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Each of the medals features the design from the corresponding First Spouse Gold Coin, with the omission of certain inscriptions. The medals are struck in 90% copper and 10% zinc at the Philadelphia Mint and have a diameter of 1 and 5/16 inch. The four medals come packaged in Mylar, inserted into a folded card containing issuance information, and…
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set

    Mint News Blog
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Today, October 21, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set featuring Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. Each set contains an uncirculated 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Dollar along side the Eleanor Roosevelt First Spouse Bronze Medal. The coin and medal are mounted on a plastic card containing photographs of the President and First Lady with their names and facsimile signatures. On the back of the card is historical information about the President, basic information about the bronze…
  • 2014 Proof American Platinum Eagle

    Mint News Blog
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    Today, October 20, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United State Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2014 Proof American Platinum Eagle. This coin will represent the sixth and final release within the “Preamble” series, which has featured representations of the core concepts of American democracy as found in the Preamble to the Constitution. The theme for this year’s coin is “To Secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and Our Posterity”. The reverse design of the coin features a depiction of Young Liberty carrying a torch with the sun rising in the background…
  • Maximum Mintages for 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins

    Mint News Blog
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    The United States Mint has established the maximum mintage levels for the 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins. A higher figure has been set for the Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin in the expectation of higher demand. Next year, the First Spouse Gold Coin Program will enter its ninth year of release. When the series launched in 2007, the first three releases reached quick sell outs at a mintage level of 40,000 coins each. The early enthusiasm for the series quickly fizzled and no subsequent releases have come close to meeting their maximum mintage, despite the level being ratcheted lower…
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  • United States Mint | Come See Our New Look!

    Robert L. Wilson
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
      We’ve redesigned our online shopping experience with you in mind. Shop now to see how your input has helped shape our new features and functionality. Check it out here! Image:  U.S. Mint
  • 2014 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Set

    Robert L. Wilson
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
      The 2014 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Set produced at the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver has coins with a circulating finish that have never been placed into circulation. They have large, dramatic artwork and edge-incused inscriptions of the year, E PLURIBUS UNUM and the mint mark. Each obverse (heads) shows the name and likeness of a U.S. president, the term of office, the number indicating the order in which the president served and the inscription IN GOD WE TRUST. Each coin has a common reverse (tails) featuring a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty.
  • 2014 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin | Great Sand Dunes National Park

    Robert L. Wilson
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
      The United States Mint is proud to offer the 2014 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park. Three inches in diameter and made of .999 fine silver, the reverse (tails) design features a father and son playing in the sand next to the creek bed. The distinctive mountains and sand dunes are featured in the background. Inscriptions are “GREAT SAND DUNES”, “COLORADO”, “2014” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM”. The 2014 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Great Sand Dunes National Park is…
  • 2014 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coin | Lou Hoover

    Robert L. Wilson
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    The third in the series released in 2014, the Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold Coin features a portrait of Lou Hoover on the obverse (heads). The reverse (tails) design features a late 1920s radio representing her first public radio address as first lady. She was the first to make such a speech. This coin is available today!   Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint  
  • 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set

    Robert L. Wilson
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    The 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set is one of three products being offered in 2014 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half-dollar. This set includes a folder, coin card with uncirculated finish coins from the Philadelphia and Denver facilities, and certificate of authenticity. Each 2014-dated uncirculated coin features the original 1964 portrait of John F. Kennedy designed by United States Mint Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts. The obverse (heads) and reverse (tails) of each coin are displayed in the coin card. This set is available today! Image/Copy…
 
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  • Kennedy maximum 300,000 sets

    Dave Harper
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Word has just arrived that the Mint has placed a limit of 300,000 on the number of 50th anniversary Kennedy silver sets that it will produce.Just days ahead of the noon Eastern Time Oct. 28 commencement of sales on the Mint’s website, the Mint said that it has over 180,000 sets ready to ship as soon as collectors buy them.These numbers allow us to conclude that the Mint is expecting demand for the set to run at a level that is roughly equivalent to demand for the special silver Eagle sets produced in prior years.Whether this is a correct assumption, we will discover soon.The Mint also said…
  • Red pickup silver rule?

    Dave Harper
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    I had a surprise Wednesday.I was out walking at my usual time in the afternoon on the Iola Old Car Show grounds.There are a couple of hundred acres and asphalted lanes. As I moved along, I realized a motor vehicle was catching up to me by the sound it made.I turned to see a red pickup truck approaching.The driver waved.I knew him. I waved.I wondered what could be on his mind that he would flag me down this way.It turned out that he wanted to talk about silver and gold.He said he hadn’t see me for a while, spotted me on my walk and wanted my opinion of where the market was.He said he had…
  • Arches 5-ounce outsells Shenandoah

    Connor Falk
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    The U.S. Mint reports that as of Oct. 19, the Arches 5-ounce silver collector coin has outsold the previous release, the Shenandoah 5-ounce coin. Buyers have purchased 26,923 Arches coins compared to Shenandoah’s sales of 26,916. Both are still available.Released on Oct. 16 was the Lou Hoover Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set. Buyers purchased 399 sets from release to Oct. 19.Coming off sale Oct. 19 was the President Harding Presidential dollar $250 box from Denver. Collectors purchased 5,048 boxes since its release.The American Buffalo gold bullion coin saw 4,000 pieces sold…
  • Heritage gold coins attract top bids

    NMN
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    A Carson City gold $20 led the pack at the Professional Numismatists Guild New York Invitational Signature Auction conducted Oct. 8-13 by Heritage.Graded VF-30 by the Professional Coin Grading Service, the 1870-CC double eagle fetched $188,000, including a 17.5 percent buyer’s fee.1870-CC gold $20The cataloger said only 35-45 pieces exist and none is in Mint State.There were five other coins that exceeded $100,000 in the $11.1 million sale.A PCGS Proof-64 1879 Flowing Hair Stella brought $165,675. The $4 gold piece was struck in an early U.S. attempt to participate in an international…
  • Classic commemoratives to wake up?

    Connor Falk
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    It takes one word for Mike Printz of Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. in Chicago to sum up the classic commemorative coin market:“Slow.”Classic commemoratives issued from 1892 to 1954 have been weak for some time, said Printz, senior numismatist at the firm.“I had a gentleman email me, telling me to notify him if classic comemmoratives ever pick up,” he said.The collectors are in the market, but at a certain price level, he said.“If they’ve seen prices come down and down, they don’t know where it will stop,” Printz said.That makes them hesitant to buy.“The question is: what do you…
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