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United States Mint releases public service announcement regarding circulating coins

Washington — the United States Mint (Mint) has released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) addressing the current coin circulation issue.  The PSA can be viewed here:

In the PSA, Mint Director David J

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United States Mint releases public service announcement regarding circulating coins

Washington — the United States Mint (Mint) has released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) addressing the current coin circulation issue.  The PSA can be viewed here:

In the PSA, Mint Director David J

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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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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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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: Aug. 4, 2020

From the July 10, Numismatic News E-NewsLetter
How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way you collect coins?
Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers.
 
I have changed nothing due to COVID.
Brian Schneider
via Facebook
 
Now that all of the coin shows and conventions are canceled, I am saving a lot of money

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ANA Officially Cancels 2020 World’s Fair of Money

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) Board of Governors voted on July 14 to officially cancel the 2020 World’s Fair of Money, the organization announced in a July 16 statement.
The show was originally scheduled for Aug. 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pa; however, COVID-19 restrictions made continuing with the Pittsburgh event unfeasible, and the Board voted in mid-June to postpone the event while it considered alternate sites and dates

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France: Latest gold and silver Proof series features the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mount Olympus, Mont Saint-Michel, and Mount Fuji

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The Monnaie de Paris (MdP) has released (July 7th) the first of a three-coin set struck in gold and silver, which highlights world landmarks associated with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list of sites known as “World Heritage

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France: Latest gold and silver Proof series features the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mount Olympus, Mont Saint-Michel, and Mount Fuji

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The Monnaie de Paris (MdP) has released (July 7th) the first of a three-coin set struck in gold and silver, which highlights world landmarks associated with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list of sites known as “World Heritage

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How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Collecting?

By Mark Benvenuto
There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has changed everyday life in the United States, and indeed the world, in countless ways. How we collect probably qualifies as a pretty small change, but nevertheless, this pandemic will most likely color how we go about assembling collections of great coins, bank notes, and medals for years and possibly decades to come. We thought it might be a good idea to query some of the people most actively involved in our hobby to see what is different for them, to see what has become more of a challenge, and to see if there might actually be any upsides or strange pluses to an event that put most of the world on lock-down in 2020

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COVID Business Landscape: Part V

By Tom Michael
As we wrap up our look into what changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the coin business, we want to thank everyone who participated, sharing their insights and adaptations so that we might share them with our readers. We hope this mini-series has provided a breath of fresh air to all who have read it, while reminding everyone of the resilience and resourcefulness endemic in our shared hobby and industry. 
In this last installment, we bring you news from three of the largest producers of gold and silver commemorative and bullion coins in the world, plus an inside look at the workings of two creative coin originators who continue to push the traditional boundaries of modern collectible coinage

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World Money Fair: Information distributed confirming dates for 2021 with COVID-19 health and safety precautions in place

The organisers of the World Money Fair (WMF), the coin industry’s largest venue of its kind, have confirmed the dates for 2021 while taking the opportunity to advise participants they will be planning the show around new health and safety precautions. In their message to participants, organisers stated a great deal of flexibility and scope for design will be put in place in preparing next year’s trade fair

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Summer FUN Show Canceled

FUN has canceled it’s 2020 summer show.
The following statement, regarding the cancelation of the 2020 Summer FUN Show, was issued by the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) May 26:
It is with great disappointment that the FUN board of directors is announcing Summer FUN 2020 is cancelled. The FUN board has worked hard to make this show a reality, desperately wanting to provide a venue for our dealers to get back to what they love and have our numismatic community be able to convene again

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ANA World’s Fair of Money Presently Undeterred by Pandemic

While the country begins to re-open for business and stay-at-home restrictions are lifted, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) continues to plan for the World’s Fair of Money. The premier convention features all things related to coin collecting. This year, the ANA is returning to Pittsburgh, Penn

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Industry Insider: COVID Business Landscape, Part II

By Tom Michael
Everyone around the globe is adapting their ways of life and work to function as well as is possible during a pandemic. We all need to do our very best in both those areas, even when they begin to overlap and mesh together, as many of us have experienced. In our hobbies, it’s likely that adapting means going online for everything

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Netherlands: First strike ceremony conducted on live stream in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day

Yesterday, the Royal Dutch Mint conducted their first strike ceremony for the first time on live stream to initiate production of the 10-euro gold and five-euro silver commemorative coins marking the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day. The ceremony was broadcast by the Royal Dutch Mint and was hosted by Mintmaster Stephan Satijn at the Royal Dutch Mint’s new production facilities in Houten

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Message to Mint customers

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the press today
The United States Mint’s (Mint) highest priority continues to be the health, safety, and well-being of our workforce, and we have implemented numerous measures to reduce the risk of employee exposure to COVID-19. These measures have understandably had an impact on the availability, on-sale dates, and delays in delivery of some of our numismatic products, as well as longer wait times when calling our customer service number

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Industry Insider: COVID Business Landscape

By Tom Michael
Sometime in April I received a mistaken call from an old colleague at Educational Coin Company. She had dialed my number by accident and left no message, but when I called back to check what was up, we ended up having a nice conversation. I was pleased to learn that the company’s wholesale business was doing well and that the staff was all in good health

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Netherlands: First strike ceremony conducted on live stream in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day

Yesterday, the Royal Dutch Mint conducted their first strike ceremony for the first time on live stream to initiate production of the 10-euro gold and five-euro silver commemorative coins marking the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day. The ceremony was broadcast by the Royal Dutch Mint and was hosted by Mintmaster Stephan Satijn at the Royal Dutch Mint’s new production facilities in Houten

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Message to Mint customers

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the press today
The United States Mint’s (Mint) highest priority continues to be the health, safety, and well-being of our workforce, and we have implemented numerous measures to reduce the risk of employee exposure to COVID-19. These measures have understandably had an impact on the availability, on-sale dates, and delays in delivery of some of our numismatic products, as well as longer wait times when calling our customer service number

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American Numismatic Association consolidates staff responsibilities

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) eliminated several staff positions this week as a response to COVID-19 and the resulting suspension of several programs.
“Yesterday, I had the sad task of having to bid farewell to four of our team members working in areas of club outreach, facilities, library and seminar/events,” says ANA Executive Director Kim Kiick

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Summer Baltimore Show Cancelled

 
 
 
 
Optimistic hobbyists attempting to put a summer show schedule in place will have to cross Baltimore off the list. The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, originally scheduled for June 18-20 at the Baltimore Convention Center, has been cancelled.
The decision was made due to “Maryland’s ongoing state of emergency, declared March 12 by Governor Larry Hogan to help control the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic,” according to a statement on the show’s website

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American Numismatic Association consolidates staff responsibilities

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) eliminated several staff positions this week as a response to COVID-19 and the resulting suspension of several programs.
“Yesterday, I had the sad task of having to bid farewell to four of our team members working in areas of club outreach, facilities, library and seminar/events,” says ANA Executive Director Kim Kiick

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PCGS California office has resumed operations

Dear valued collectors and customers,
We’re happy to announce that PCGS is re-opening the operations of our Orange County, California office.
For decades, as the only publicly traded (NASDAQ: CLCT) third-party grading service, and the undisputed market leader in coin grading, PCGS’ slogan has been, “PCGS: The Standard for the Rare Coin Industry

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United States Mint to resume West Point operations

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the press today
The United States Mint (Mint) will resume limited production Tuesday morning, April 21st at the Mint facility at West Point. During the temporary suspension of operations at the West Point Mint, in consultation with local public health officials, a thorough cleaning of the facility was conducted in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines

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United States Mint to resume West Point operations

The United States Mint (Mint) will resume limited production Tuesday morning, April 21st at the Mint facility at West Point. During the temporary suspension of operations at the West Point Mint, in consultation with local public health officials, a thorough cleaning of the facility was conducted in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines

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PCGS California office has resumed operations

Dear valued collectors and customers,
We’re happy to announce that PCGS is re-opening the operations of our Orange County, California office.
For decades, as the only publicly traded (NASDAQ: CLCT) third-party grading service, and the undisputed market leader in coin grading, PCGS’ slogan has been, “PCGS: The Standard for the Rare Coin Industry

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Seattle Collection Leads Strong Sale

With the uncertainty and chaos that the current COVID-19 global pandemic is bringing to the markets and people’s everyday lives, numismatics seems to be providing a safe haven and comfort to collectors all over.
Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ 37th Regency Auction, which closed on March 26, was scheduled to take place at Le Meridien in Philadelphia. Two weeks prior to the sale, with various orders from different entities, federal, state and local, Legend made the decision to hold the auction in the firm’s New Jersey offices, as a live, webcast-only auction, with no floor bidders

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United States Mint temporarily shuts down West Point facility

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the press today.
Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Orange County, New York, and out of an abundance of caution, the United States Mint (Mint) has temporarily suspended production at the Mint facility at West Point

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United States Mint temporarily shuts down West Point facility

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the press today.
Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Orange County, New York, and out of an abundance of caution, the United States Mint (Mint) has temporarily suspended production at the Mint facility at West Point

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Early Releases / First Releases period temporarily extended

The temporary extension will allow 45 days for a new coin issue to be submitted to NGC for these designations.
Updated 4/6/20: Due to continuing distribution and logistical delays as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, NGC has extended the Early Releases and First Releases submission period to 45 days (instead of the usual 30 days) for all new coin issues released through May 15

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NGC Update About Shipping Address Changes

The following is a reprint from a press release by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) and Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) strive to provide the best possible services to all submitters at all times. During the current challenges brought by coronavirus (COVID-19), we are trying to be particularly accommodating of our collecting community

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In the wake of the outbreak of the Wuhan strain of the COVID-19 virus, we need our hobby and activity more than ever

The Wuhan strain of the COVID-19 virus has, for the most part, overtaken world headlines as many countries battle an unseen enemy. It’s hard to believe, just eight weeks ago, that many of us in the coin industry were attending the World Money Fair in Berlin

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“Stay at home” applies to coin dealers

More states issue stay-at-home orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19
The Industry Council for Tangible Assets has been contacted by many members who are requesting information on whether dealers may be exempt from “stay at home” orders, based upon the dealer inclusion in Section 352 of the Patriot Act.
ICTA’s executive director, Jimmy Hayes, was an author of the Louisiana Bank Code and a former commissioner of financial institutions

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Weir Farm Coin Launch and Forum Canceled

According to the Mint in an official statement, The United States Mint, in consultation with the National Park Service, has canceled the Weir Farm National Historic Site 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters® Launch and Coin Forum events that were scheduled for April 6 & 7, 2020.
This preventive action is being taken in the interest of the health and well-being of employees, visitors, volunteers, and partners.
We remain hopeful that once the public health crisis has passed and restrictions on large gatherings have been lifted, the Mint and National Park Service will be able to coordinate with stakeholders in Connecticut in identifying a suitable date later this year to hold a coin forum and launch event

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Central States 2020 Convention Canceled, Auction Moved

The Central States Numismatic Society has canceled its 2020 Convention April 22-25 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“Our focus is the safety and health of our booth holders, exhibitors, collectors, and the general public.  Therefore, in accordance with recommendations from health officials to cease activities where people gather together in large and close groups, we are canceling our convention,” CSNS President Mitch Ernst said

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Can coins and paper money spread coronavirus?

This article is only an analysis of the available information regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and does not substitute for medical advice from a doctor. If you have any questions, please contact your medical provider or review information presented by the official medical organization(s) available in your area

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Coronavirus Concerns Force Rescheduling and Cancellation of Coin Shows

Worldwide concern over the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 is leading organizers to reschedule or cancel coin shows in Asia and Europe. The first rescheduling notice we have received came from Singapore.
The Singapore International Coin Fair organizing committee announced the rescheduling of SICF 2020 to Aug

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