Investments: The Liberty- Coin Craze

The Liberty- Coin Craze

The Statue of Liberty's 100th anniversary party in New York harbor is still a month away, but people who bought U.S. coins minted to commemorate the event are already celebrating. The Liberty coins, which are available in sets containing a $5 gold piece, a silver dollar and a copper-and-nickel half- dollar, were originally put up for sale by the Treasury last October for $175 a set. They were an immediate hit with both Americans and foreign tourists. People bought the coins not only as souvenirs but as gifts for weddings, graduations and birthdays. In two months, the sets were gone, and...

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