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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa British Nationalized Health Service Is Sick A Coin Investment Dcin't sell yinir Mher coins The futures market is far dm nrit-'hl In mnsiiler of old silver. This is in In hundreds uf readers who have written to ask what they should do with tlu-ir accu- mulation of discontinued Unit- ed States silver cninaKe If you can possibly hold on to your silver dimes, quarters, half dollars and dollars for another year your profit will be much greater. Silver is hound to show a noticeable IONRT CLIPS byMort Reed increase during the next eight months resulting in a larger yield than can he realised from today's market. Silver Content U.S. dimes contain .0723375 ounces of pure silver; quart- ers, .18084375 ounces; half dollars, .3616875 ounces, and dollars, .7734375 ounces. As of July 24, silver was per ounce, making the dime worth 0.37362 or 37 cents; quarters 0.93405 or 93 cents; half dol- lars 1.86908 or and dol- lars 3.99480 or All Quarter Eagles struck before 1834 are very rare in any grade or condition and are very popular with collectors. Any coins of these issues considered extremely fine or better should he considered a worthwhile, albeit long-term investment. However, don't expect a drastic price jump along with the more common date, but rather a long, steady, upward growth. The U.S. Quarter Eagle or S2.50 gold piece, was first struck in 1796 and after 1821 was issued fairly regularly until the series was discon- tinued in 1929. For a series with as many different dates and mint marks as the Quart- er Eagle, it is altogether remarkable that only four of them have mintages of more than one million pieces in 1853 being the larg- est Not Popular The series is loaded with low-mintage coins, and yet many of them sell for relative- ly little because the series has never been widely popular with the specialized date collector, except possibly the Indian-head series from 1908 to 1929. It is probably the most underrated of all U.S. gold coin series, and it would take relatively little activity on the part of date collectors to boost their prices completely out of sight. The series is full of short issues, coins with mintages less than that sell for less than to In fact, many dates in the series, par- ticularly in the 1880s and 1890s. have mintages of less than pieces and yet ca- talog at ridiculously low lev- els. In 1972, common-date Lib- erty-head Coronet Quarter Ea- gles experienced substantial price jumps, although not nearly as dramatic as those for gold dollars. Since Jan- uary of 1973 brilliant, uncir- culated specimens have in- creased better than fill percent while piccccs in a lesser condition advanced roughly 25 percent. The difference in the percentage of increase accur- ately reflecting the difference in availability. Truly, uncir- culated specimens of any date Liberty-head Quarter Kagle are really quite scarce. Very Popular The Indian-head series is very popular since it is possi- ble to assemble a complete collection in extremely fine to about uncirculated condition I for around This is by far the least-expensive series of U.S. gold coins to complete. The only scarce com in the entire series being the 1911-D with a mintage of 55.680. The same coin is available in all grades less than uncirculated but uncirculated specimens are very rare and seldom of- fered for sale. As with all gold coins, fake Quarter Eagles are plentiful. Also please lie aware of the the possibility of a mint letter being placed on a 1911 coin to make it appear as a 1911-D. Mobil Seeking To Buy Wards WASHINGTON (AP) The Mobil Oil Corp. wants to take over Marcor Corp., the parent company of Montgomery Ward Co., because of Mobil's long-standing policy of diver- sifying its interests, an execu- tive of the oil company said. James Q. Riordan, a senior vice-president of Mobil, said the offer for con- trol of Marcor represented only 10 percent of the sum the oil company plans to invest in the energy field. Riordan testified before the senate small business subcommittee. LONDON il'I'D OffiriHl statistics claim Briton1- are among the healthiest people un earlb Iin-> sa> the ,tu-rage Kruno an expert In hu- lunger his American In- fant mortality is lower anil dental is -.eemnl only in the IS Hi.- im.jj (hat made this possible in less than three decades, the "Irom cradle tii gra'. e.' state-run national health scruee, appears in mortal danger The only cure may be a massive transfusion of the nation can ill af ford Doctors sa> they fear Us mi- ininenl collapse and demand higher pay currently rang- ing from about to a year for general practitioners. Nurse Strike Nurses, who make less than one fifth of Ibis, struck for the firs! lime in British history tins spring for the same reason Laboratory technicians who run life-saving heart and kid- ney machine's as well as X-rays (lid the same and refused in I handle all but emergency cases. To meet all demands for higher pay. more hospitals and equipment would impose a crippling new lax burden. In 1948, the system's idealis- tic founders made all medical and dental treatment free. It was supposed tn be funded by special taxation and the theory was that as the nation grew healthier, its cost would go down. Instead, three later a labor government imposed token charges for medicines, glasses, dentures and wigs to curb the mushrooming deficit. Costs Rise Although visits to the doc- tor's office, maternity and some other services and medicines are still free, costs to patients have continued to rise. Last year Britain devoted percent of its gross national product to keep it youii.' sj.x times the percenlage of 19.J1 Sonic to 400 disillusioned iintlsh doctors '.ear win. stay .in- nf 'i as the ounlr> most merttorkcd profession 1'utierits complain their harassed ilocli.rs barclj ban- nine to hear their sjmptoms im- the doctor drain, is recruiting nts from India. ir Indies and innM v. ealth i nun Senior Citizen Buses Cedar Rapids System Telephone 363-8244 Area Ten (SEATS) In Cedar Rapids 398-5605 Elsewhere 800-332-5996 Save Save Save time, mess. 1 to GUARANTEED 1-COAT INDOOR 799 GAL. REG. 11.99 Dries in 30 min. to a washable finish. Easy soap and water clean- up. 100 color choices. OUTDOOR, INDOOR LATEX OUTDOOR Dries fast YOUR CHOICE to flat finish. White. INDOOR Guar. one- coat cover. 15 colors. GAL. INDOOR LATEX SEMI-GLOSS In 50 scrubbable colors. Dries fast. Flat, gallon 5.99 CJ GAL. OUTDOOR ACRYLIC LATEX Guar. one-coat. Dries quickly. Easy clean-up. 30 colors. 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