Pique the Geek 20100801: Lincoln One Cent Pieces
Folks sometimes call them "lead cents" because of their color, but they were essentially galvanized steel. This was the very first clad ... I tend to do batches of 10,000 coins per card (I will show a picture of a typical card in a bit), but one ...
AutismOne 2013: A quackfest just as quacky as ever
Well, April is over, which means that Autism Awareness Month is almost over. While antivaccinationists are saying goodbye to April and whining about the very concept of “autism awareness,” I can’t help but realize that the autism quackfest known as ...
Gold soars as Egypt protests prompt safety buying
Friday’s soaring price saved the ... copper tacked on 3 cents, or 0.8%, to settle at $4.37 a pound. Copper rose 1.4% this week. April platinum turned higher, adding $1.50, or 0.1%, to $1,805 an ounce. For the week, the metal lost 0.9%.
Economic growth to keep metal prices strong
That all means more demand for everything from copper pipes, to aluminum for auto and aircraft production and zinc for galvanized ... running at 98 cents per pound and averaged 75 cents last year. And, U.S. Midwest hot-rolled coil steel was last priced ...
Montana Bureau Open For Business
As you know, I'm in Montana. That's my rental combine in the snowfield with the Front Range in the background. The big question the last few days has been where to set up the permanent A-blog Montana Bureau. I've been looking high and low. The good news is ...