Category Archives: circulation


Mint Asks Public to Return Coins to Circulation

Editor’s Note: Following is a statement from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications issued July 23.

United States Mint Statement on Circulating Coins
WASHINGTON – The impact of COVID-19 has resulted in the disruption of the supply channels of circulating coinage – the pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters that the American people and businesses use in their day-to-day transactions. The United States Mint is part of the solution to this issue, but we need your help as well

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Community Voice Response: March 3, 2020

From the Feb. 7, 2020, Numismatic News E-NewsLetter
Have you come across any error coins in circulation or in an inherited collection? If so, what was it?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.
I’ve found a few “BIE” error coins,  a couple of RPMs, some strike-throughs, and a couple die breaks

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Extremely Rare Modern Error Coin Amazes Experts

One never knows what they will find in circulation.
When a woman came across an odd-looking Eisenhower dollar that seemingly showed two obverses, she set it aside as a curiosity, not really knowing what it was. Years later, her daughter brought the coin to the attention of Sarah Miller, Director of Numismatics at Heritage Auctions’ New York office, who immediately recognized it as something special and fascinating

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Canada circulates equality dollar

On April 23 the Royal Canadian Mint placed into circulation a one-dollar coin commemorating 50 years of progress in recognizing the rights of LGBTQ2 Canadians. In 1969 the Canadian Parliament decriminalized homosexual acts between consenting people of 21 years or older. Fifty years-on the reverse of the coin bears both the 1969 and 2019 dates along with the words EQUALITY / ÉGALITÉ

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