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Why Has Gold Gone Down?

Patrick A. Heller

Some people believe that gold will continue to climb in value with no end in sight. Yet at the end of 2011 gold dropped more than $200 from its highest value. Gold expert and writer Patrick Heller shares his perspective of why the price of gold has gone down and whether the yellow metal has lost its glimmer. 3:46

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2012 FUN SHOW – Orlando Florida

The 57th Florida United Numismatists Convention was held in Orlando, Florida, January 2-5, 2012. Dealers manned 597 bourse tables buying, selling and trading numismatic material as well as jewelry, treasure and other collectible items. FUN has been in existence since 1955 and has grown to become the largest coin convention in the country. Attendance was estimated to have been more than 10,000 people.

The show is one of the most heavily advertised of any coin show in America with television commercials on all the major networks as well as cable and radio. The major grading services had tables and were accepting coins for submission.

Heritage conducted a rare coin auction that included a record breaking Platinum Night Sale that included large cents from the Denis Loring Collection and gold coins from the Dr. Steven Duckor Collection. Dennis Boggs was in attendance as Abraham Lincoln teaching and inspiring people about history. Young numismatists and Boy Scouts attended special activities that are held every year to teach kids about money and collecting. Numismatic educational seminars were delivered as part of the FUN educational program.

The next FUN convention will be held this summer in Orlando in July 2012.

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