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Coin Profiles – Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – Electrotype 1804 Dollar Certified by PCGS

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek ……… A new type of the 1804 Dollar, which is often referred to as “The King of American Coins,” was certified by PCGS at the 2011 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. This is an historic electrotype copy of the unique “Class II” specimen of the […]

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Basketball Coin Sales Begin

With sales of the Basketball Hall of Fame coins and products beginning June 4, new entries have been added at the top of this page’s chart.
The first of the Mint’s 2020 commemorative releases, the coins honor the 60th anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Surcharges from sales of the coins benefit operations and education programs at the Hall of Fame

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United States Mint opens sales for 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program on June 4

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Washington — Products in the United States Mint (Mint) 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program will go on sale June 4 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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United States Mint opens sales for 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program on June 4

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Washington — Products in the United States Mint (Mint) 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program will go on sale June 4 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Weir Farm National Historic Site on sale May 18

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for the 2020 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut beginning on May 18 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Weir Farm National Historic Site on sale

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) is accepting orders for the 2020 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut beginning today at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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United States Mint introduces new storage box for collectible coin rolls on May 18

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will roll out the new Coin Roll Collector Box (product code K65) on May 18 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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United States Mint announces product on sale dates

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the press
The United States Mint (Mint) has updated its product schedule with the on-sale dates for the following numismatic items:

May 18: 2020 — ATB Weir Farm National Historic Site rolls and bags (20ABD-ABF, ARD-ARF)
May 18: 2020 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin — Weir Farm National Historic Site — Connecticut (20AK)
May 18: Coin Roll Collector Box (K65)
June 1: 2020 Kennedy half dollar 200-Coin bag — P&D (20KA)
June 1: 2020 Kennedy Half Dollar Two-Roll Set — P&D (20KB)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Proof $5 gold coin (20CA)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Proof clad half dollar (20CE)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Proof silver dollar (20CC)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Uncirculated $5 gold coin (20CB)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Uncirculated clad half dollar (20CG)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Uncirculated silver dollar (20CD)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Enhanced Uncirculated Clad Half Dollar Kids Set (20CH)

Press releases will soon be issued with details about these products.

Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873

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United States Mint announces product on sale dates

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the press
The United States Mint (Mint) has updated its product schedule with the on-sale dates for the following numismatic items:

May 18: 2020 — ATB Weir Farm National Historic Site rolls and bags (20ABD-ABF, ARD-ARF)
May 18: 2020 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin — Weir Farm National Historic Site — Connecticut (20AK)
May 18: Coin Roll Collector Box (K65)
June 1: 2020 Kennedy half dollar 200-Coin bag — P&D (20KA)
June 1: 2020 Kennedy Half Dollar Two-Roll Set — P&D (20KB)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Proof $5 gold coin (20CA)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Proof clad half dollar (20CE)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Proof silver dollar (20CC)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Uncirculated $5 gold coin (20CB)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Uncirculated clad half dollar (20CG)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Uncirculated silver dollar (20CD)
June 4: Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Enhanced Uncirculated Clad Half Dollar Kids Set (20CH)

Press releases will soon be issued with details about these products.

Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873

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Thomas Uram and Dennis Tucker renominated on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

CCAC members Tom Uram and Dennis Tucker with General Tony Taguba (middle) and the design of the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal, June 2017. (Photo by Richard Jewell)

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Thomas Uram and Dennis Tucker renominated on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

CCAC members Tom Uram and Dennis Tucker with General Tony Taguba (middle) and the design of the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal, June 2017. (Photo by Richard Jewell)

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Uram continuing as Chairman and Tucker as Numismatic Specialist on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

CCAC members Tom Uram and Dennis Tucker with General Tony Taguba (middle) and the design of the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal, June 2017. (Photo by Richard Jewell)

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United States Mint announces design for 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver dollar

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) officially announced the design for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver dollar, celebrating the milestone 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment

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United States Mint announces design for 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver dollar

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) officially announced the design for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver dollar, celebrating the milestone 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment

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United States Mint announces design for 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver medal

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) officially announced the design for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver medal

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United States Mint announces design for 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver medal

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) officially announced the design for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver medal

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Limited edition Apollo 13 coins with astronaut autograph

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PCGS Grades and Certifies Fred Haise Signed Commemorative Coins
Kennedy Space Center, Florida (April 4, 2020) — A very limited number of 2019 Apollo gold, silver, and clad commemorative coins have been graded and encapsulated by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) with special Apollo 13 50th anniversary inserts, each autographed by Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise to commemorate his historic mission

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Limited edition Apollo 13 coins with astronaut autograph

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PCGS Grades and Certifies Fred Haise Signed Commemorative Coins
Kennedy Space Center, Florida (April 4, 2020) — A very limited number of 2019 Apollo gold, silver, and clad commemorative coins have been graded and encapsulated by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) with special Apollo 13 50th anniversary inserts, each autographed by Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise to commemorate his historic mission

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On 2020 “W” mint mark America the Beautiful quarters

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the press:
The period from May 8 to September 2, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the conclusion of World War II. In recognition of this significant anniversary, the Mint will manufacture “W” mint mark quarters that feature a special privy mark signifying the allied victory in World War II

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On 2020 “W” mint mark America the Beautiful quarters

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the press:
The period from May 8 to September 2, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the conclusion of World War II. In recognition of this significant anniversary, the Mint will manufacture “W” mint mark quarters that feature a special privy mark signifying the allied victory in World War II

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Message from Director of the U.S. Mint Dave Ryder on COVID-19 situation

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the press yesterday:
Dear Valued Customer,
As the global impacts of COVID-19 continue to evolve, my top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of the Mint workforce – the men and women who work hard to ensure you receive the highest quality products.
As part of the Federal workforce we have and will continue to follow all guidance provided to the Federal Government, to include the information provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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United States Mint 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set available March 24

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set (product code 20AA) on March 24 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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Bill Fivaz: Open letter to the Mint

By Bill Fivaz
The following is a copy of a “Letter to the Editor” of Coin World I wrote back on November 23, 2015. I never heard back from the Mint director on any of my correspondence:

Open Letter to the Mint
I have, upon at least two occasions, sent a recommendation to the Mint regarding a more acceptable and comprehensive way to handle the marketing of new products, especially new coin releases

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee to meet by teleconference March 10-11

In accordance with recommended precautions regarding the coronavirus, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will now hold a two-day public meeting by teleconference on March 10-11, 2020.
The March 10th session will run from 1:00 p

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The health of the hobby, 2020

For several years when I was a kid, my father and I would plant, nurture, and eventually harvest a big vegetable garden. It was something special he and I shared—my one older brother still living at home didn’t really take to it; my mother helped, but she focused mainly on her flower gardens

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2020 United States Mint Proof Set available February 27

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Washington — The 2020 United States Mint Proof Set (product code 20RG) will be available for purchase starting on February 27 at noon EST

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Andrew Jackson Presidential Silver Medal on sale February 24

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the Andrew Jackson Presidential Silver Medal (product code S807) on February 24 at noon EST. The medal is priced at $46

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Set of 2020 America the Beautiful quarters silver Proof coins on sale starting February 20

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Washington — The 2020 United States Mint (Mint) America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (product code 20AQ) will be available for purchase starting on February 20 at noon EST

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2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set honoring National Park of American Samoa on sale February 18

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set containing coins honoring the National Park of American Samoa on February 18 at noon EST

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2020 Native American $1 coin products on sale February 12

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for product options containing the 2020 Native American $1 coin on February 12 at noon EST

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Georgia American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin on sale February 11

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin honoring Georgia on February 11 at noon EST. The coin recognizes the Trustees’ Garden, established by James Oglethorpe in the early 1730s

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America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring the National Park of American Samoa on sale February 6

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the 2020 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring the National Park of American Samoa (product code 20AJ) on February 6 at noon EST

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Products featuring National Park of American Samoa quarters on sale today

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) has opened sales for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring National Park of American Samoa today at noon EST

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Final release in Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series on sale January 30

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will release the third and final coin in its Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series (product code 20EJ) on January 30 at noon EST

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January 21, 2020, CCAC meeting: End of World War II 75th Anniversary medals and 24-karat gold coin

Image by Florian Hirzinger under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

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2020 National Park of American Samoa five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin to be released February 6 at noon

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On February 6 at 12:00 noon (ET), the Mint will release the 2020 National Park of American Samoa five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin (20AJ)

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2020 American Platinum Eagle Proof coin — Pursuit of Happiness — to be released January 30 at noon

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On January 30 at 12 noon (ET) the United States Mint will release the 2020 Preamble to the Declaration of Independence American Platinum Eagle Proof coin — Pursuit of Happiness (20EJ)

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2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set goes on sale January 14

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (product code 20AP) will be available for purchase on January 14 at noon EST

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2020 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Proof coin on sale January 9

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for the 2020 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Proof coin (product code 20EA) beginning on January 9, 2020, at noon EST

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Best wishes for your numismatic New Year!

Welcome to 2020. How was 2019 for you and your collection? Were you able to remove any stubborn longstanding wants from your want-list? Did you capitalize on opportunities in slower parts of the market? Were you lucky enough to get the year’s Enhanced Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle at issue price? How many U

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The Franklin Mint’s legacy for modern numismatics

The since-demolished Franklin Mint Museum next to the former headquarters in Wawa, Pennsylvania.
By Louis Golino
On December 21, Joseph Segel, a lifelong entrepreneur, best known for starting two iconic businesses, the Franklin Mint and QVC home shopping network, among other businesses, died at the age of 88 of congestive heart failure in Gladwyne, PA

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2020 Happy Birthday Coin Set to be released on January 3, 2020

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On January 3, 2020, at 12:00 noon (ET) the Mint will release its first two products of the new year: The 2020 Birth Set (2oRD) and the 2020 Happy Birthday Coin Set (20RE)

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to display the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation tribute to Benjamin Franklin’s Libertas Americana medal

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Santa Ana, CA (December 19, 2020) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that it will display an incredible tribute to the Libertas Americana medal, assembled by the Cardinal Collection Education Foundation, at the upcoming Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando, January 9-11, 2020

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U.S. Mint sales report update: December 16, 2019

As many have eventually come to learn, the United States Mint’s cumulative sales figures have not been updated weekly on the Mint’s website since November 3, 2019. Thankfully, an update to sales figures between November 3 to December 16 has just been released

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Georgia American Innovation $1 coin products on sale December 19

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for products containing American Innovation $1 coins honoring Georgia on December 19 at noon EST. The Uncirculated coins are produced at the Mint’s Philadelphia and Denver facilities

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Pennsylvania American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin on sale December 5

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Washington — The 2019 United States Mint American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin honoring Pennsylvania will be available for purchase on December 5 at noon EST

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Key date coins, the 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof, and the future of American Silver Eagles: An interview with Eric Jordan

By Louis Golino
Eric Jordan, who has degrees in engineering and business, started as a collector of classic American issues like Prooflike Morgan dollars in the 1980s, but in the 1990s discovered he would not be able to complete that set and that indexed to inflation his collection had “leveled out or worse.” His attention then shifted to “the radical drop in high-end modern coin mintages” and the “low-risk opportunity they presented,” as he wrote in his well-received book, Modern Commemorative Coins (Krause, 2010)

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United States Mint’s last America the Beautiful quarters three-coin set of 2019 on sale November 26

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Washington — The United States Mint will release the final America the Beautiful quarters three-coin set of 2019 on November 26 at noon EST

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Bill Fivaz will update the hobby on cherrypicking coin die varieties at the ANA National Money Show, February 27, 2020

Dennis Tucker and Bill Fivaz reviewing die varieties at a November 21, 2019, editorial meeting.
(Pelham, Alabama) — Bill Fivaz, coauthor of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins, will give an overview of today’s hobby and the market at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show on February 27, 2020, in Atlanta

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Final Presidential Silver Medal of 2019 on sale November 18

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the John Quincy Adams Presidential Silver Medal (product code S806) on November 18 at noon EST. This is the sixth release in the Presidential Silver Medal series and the final medal of 2019

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2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin on sale November 14

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin (product code 19XE) on November 14 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $65

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2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin on sale November 14

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin (product code 19XE) on November 14 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $65

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Final 2019 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin on sale November 14

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Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Idaho’s Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness (product code 19AN) on November 14 at noon EST

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Final 2019 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin on sale November 14

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Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Idaho’s Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness (product code 19AN) on November 14 at noon EST

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United States Mint launches 50th America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin

Salmon, Idaho — The United States Mint officially launched the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho. This is the fifth and final quarter of 2019, and the 50th coin overall in the program

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United States Mint launches 50th America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin

Salmon, Idaho — The United States Mint officially launched the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho. This is the fifth and final quarter of 2019, and the 50th coin overall in the program

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Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness quarters on sale today

Washington — The United States Mint opened sales for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho today at noon EST. This is the fifth release of 2019 and the 50th overall in the program

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Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness quarters on sale today

Washington — The United States Mint opened sales for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho today at noon EST. This is the fifth release of 2019 and the 50th overall in the program

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2019 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set to be released on October 17 at noon

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On October 17 at 12 noon (ET), the Mint will release the 2019 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (19RC)

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2019 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set to be released on October 17 at noon

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On October 17 at 12 noon (ET), the Mint will release the 2019 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (19RC)

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U.S. Mint plans to honor astronaut and teacher, Christa McAuliffe, with new silver dollar

The STS-51L crewmembers are: in the back row from left to right: Mission Specialist, Ellison S. Onizuka, Teacher in Space Participant Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Payload Specialist, Greg Jarvis and Mission Specialist, Judy Resnik

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U.S. Mint plans to honor astronaut and teacher, Christa McAuliffe, with new silver dollar

The STS-51L crewmembers are: in the back row from left to right: Mission Specialist, Ellison S. Onizuka, Teacher in Space Participant Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Payload Specialist, Greg Jarvis and Mission Specialist, Judy Resnik

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2019 American Innovation $1 coin featuring Delaware to be released September 19 at noon

Delaware is the first state to be highlighted in the American Innovation $1 Coin Program, and on September 19 at 12 noon (ET), the Mint will release four different product options for the coin. The Delaware coin features Annie Jump Cannon, an internationally renowned astronomer born in Delaware

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2019 American Innovation $1 coin featuring Delaware to be released September 19 at noon

Delaware is the first state to be highlighted in the American Innovation $1 Coin Program, and on September 19 at 12 noon (ET), the Mint will release four different product options for the coin. The Delaware coin features Annie Jump Cannon, an internationally renowned astronomer born in Delaware

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United States Mint unveils 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame coin designs

Springfield, MA — The United States Mint unveiled designs for the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Coin Program today during the 2019 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Springfield Symphony Hall.
The designs will be featured on three dome-shaped coins: A $5 gold, a $1 silver, and a half-dollar clad

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United States Mint unveils 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame coin designs

Springfield, MA — The United States Mint unveiled designs for the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Coin Program today during the 2019 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Springfield Symphony Hall.
The designs will be featured on three dome-shaped coins: A $5 gold, a $1 silver, and a half-dollar clad

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United States Mint launches 49th America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin

New quarter celebrates the cultural and natural heritage of four San Antonio Missions
San Antonio — The United States Mint today officially launched the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas. This is the fourth quarter of 2019, and the 49th coin overall in the program

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United States Mint launches 49th America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin

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San Antonio — The United States Mint today officially launched the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas. This is the fourth quarter of 2019, and the 49th coin overall in the program

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United States Mint Reverse Proof palladium coins on sale September 12

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Palladium Eagle one-ounce Reverse Proof coin (product code 19EK) on September 12 at noon EDT. The coin was previously scheduled to go on sale September 5

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United States Mint Reverse Proof palladium coins on sale September 12

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Palladium Eagle one-ounce Reverse Proof coin (product code 19EK) on September 12 at noon EDT. The coin was previously scheduled to go on sale September 5

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United States Mint places San Antonio Missions National Historical Park quarters on sale today

The United States Mint opens sales for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas today. Available product options are:

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United States Mint places San Antonio Missions National Historical Park quarters on sale today

The United States Mint opens sales for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas today. Available product options are:

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19ABK
100-Coin Bag
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$34

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A Breathtaking Rendition of Lady Liberty

The United States Mint American Liberty Program celebrates modern renditions of the iconic Liberty that embody the ideals of freedom and equality first set forth in our Declaration of Independence. In the 227 years since its establishment, the United States Mint has issued a vast array of medals with the concept of Liberty personified by allegorical female figures. More than two centuries of evolution have borne witness to an ever-changing symbol

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Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame plans year-long promotion of 2020 basketball commemorative coins

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By Louis Golino
Next year coin collectors will have the opportunity to add a third dome-shaped U

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Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame plans year-long promotion of 2020 basketball commemorative coins

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By Louis Golino
Next year coin collectors will have the opportunity to add a third dome-shaped U

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United States Mint unveiled 2019 American Innovation $1 Coin Program designs

Rosemont, Illinois — The United States Mint unveiled the official designs last week for the four 2019 coins in its American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The unveiling took place at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in the Donald E

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United States Mint unveiled 2019 American Innovation $1 Coin Program designs

Rosemont, Illinois — The United States Mint unveiled the official designs last week for the four 2019 coins in its American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The unveiling took place at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in the Donald E

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United States Mint reveals designs for the final coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program

Rosemont, Illinois — The United States Mint unveiled the official designs for the final six coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The unveiling took place at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in the Donald E

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United States Mint reveals designs for the final coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program

Rosemont, Illinois — The United States Mint unveiled the official designs for the final six coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The unveiling took place at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in the Donald E

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United States Mint Reveals Designs for the Final Coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program

by the United States Mint
On Aug. 13, 2019, The United States Mint (Mint) unveiled the official designs for the final six coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The unveiling took place at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in the Donald E

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United States Mint begins accepting orders for the 2019 American Liberty high relief gold coin on August 15

Washington — The United States Mint is opening sales for the 2019 American Liberty high relief gold coin (product code 19DA) on August 15 at noon EDT. This coin is struck at the West Point Mint, contains one ounce of 99

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United States Mint begins accepting orders for the 2019 American Liberty high relief gold coin on August 15

Washington — The United States Mint is opening sales for the 2019 American Liberty high relief gold coin (product code 19DA) on August 15 at noon EDT. This coin is struck at the West Point Mint, contains one ounce of 99

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American Innovation 2018 $1 Reverse Proof Introductory Coin

On August 14, the United States Mint began taking orders for the American Innovation 2018 $1 Reverse Proof Introductory Coin.  The United States Mint American Innovation $1 Coin Program is a multi-year series to honor innovation and innovators with $1 coins from each State, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S

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United States Mint begins accepting orders for high relief American Liberty silver medals on August 15

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Liberty high relief silver medal (product code 19DB) on August 15 at noon ETD. The medal is priced at $99

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United States Mint begins accepting orders for high relief American Liberty silver medals on August 15

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Liberty high relief silver medal (product code 19DB) on August 15 at noon ETD. The medal is priced at $99

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United States Mint releases 2019 ornaments on August 13

On August 13 at 12 noon (ET), the United States Mint will release two ornaments which both incorporate Uncirculated Kennedy half dollars. The first, the 2019 Mighty Minters ornament (19XC), features the Mighty Minters Eli, Layla, Timothy, and Kendra

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United States Mint releases 2019 ornaments on August 13

On August 13 at 12 noon (ET), the United States Mint will release two ornaments which both incorporate Uncirculated Kennedy half dollars. The first, the 2019 Mighty Minters ornament (19XC), features the Mighty Minters Eli, Layla, Timothy, and Kendra

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BEP and US Mint to Participate in ANA World’s Fair of Money

The following is a press release we received from the BEP
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 8, 2019) – The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) and the United States Mint  will share booth #1825 at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, August 13 – 17, 2019, at the Donald E

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Bowers on collecting: Suggestions for the U.S. Mint

By Q. David Bowers
Within a few days, I and thousands of others will be in Rosemont, Illinois, attending the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money

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Bowers on collecting: Suggestions for the U.S. Mint

By Q. David Bowers
Within a few days, I and thousands of others will be in Rosemont, Illinois, attending the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money

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CCAC and CFA Make Recommendations on Basketball Coin

During its meeting on July 17, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) reviewed proposed obverse and reverse designs for the 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act, Public Law 115-343, calls for the combined production in Proof and Uncirculated versions of up to 50,000 $5 coins, 400,000 dollar coins and 750,000 half dollars.
The obverse design of each coin is to be concave, while the reverse will be convex, the same treatment used for the three-coin 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program and three-coin 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program

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James Monroe Presidential Silver Medal to be released on August 8 at noon

On August 8, the James Monroe Presidential Silver Medal (S805) will be released at 12 noon (ET). The medal features the fifth president of the United States, James Monroe, who is associated with the prosperous “Era of Good Feelings

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James Monroe Presidential Silver Medal to be released on August 8 at noon

On August 8, the James Monroe Presidential Silver Medal (S805) will be released at 12 noon (ET). The medal features the fifth president of the United States, James Monroe, who is associated with the prosperous “Era of Good Feelings

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Legislation authorizing 2021 Morgan and Peace silver dollars to benefit American Numismatic Association

Collectors Urged to Contact Congressional Representatives for Support
Coin collectors soon could purchase a 2021-CC Morgan silver dollar and simultaneously support the American Numismatic Association (ANA).
Legislation was introduced on July 15 (House Bill 3757) to authorize production of 2021 Morgan and Peace silver dollars to mark the transition in 1921 from the Morgan to the Peace designs

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Legislation authorizing 2021 Morgan and Peace silver dollars to benefit American Numismatic Association

Collectors Urged to Contact Congressional Representatives for Support
Coin collectors soon could purchase a 2021-CC Morgan silver dollar and simultaneously support the American Numismatic Association (ANA).
Legislation was introduced on July 15 (House Bill 3757) to authorize production of 2021 Morgan and Peace silver dollars to mark the transition in 1921 from the Morgan to the Peace designs

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Happy Birthday and Congratulations

It’s interesting once in awhile to step back from the usual movers and shakers in the Mint Stats and take a closer look at some of the lesser-talked-about products. Take for instance the three annual miscellaneous offers – the Birth Set, Happy Birthday Set and Congratulations Set.  Every week, the numbers inch up from the previous week

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Thomas Uram’s numismatic journey: From young Lincoln cent collector to the “Super Bowl of numismatics”

By Louis Golino
Thomas Uram began collecting coins in 1971 and joined the ANA as a junior member in 1974. In addition to having been a collector for almost a half-century and an award-winning exhibitor and certified award judge at many coin shows, Tom is a key leader within the numismatic community involved in several of the leading organizations

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Thomas Uram’s numismatic journey: From young Lincoln cent collector to the “Super Bowl of numismatics”

By Louis Golino
Thomas Uram began collecting coins in 1971 and joined the ANA as a junior member in 1974. In addition to having been a collector for almost a half-century and an award-winning exhibitor and certified award judge at many coin shows, Tom is a key leader within the numismatic community involved in several of the leading organizations

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United States Mint to release special set featuring Native American $1 coin and $1 note on July 24

Washington — The United States Mint will open sales for the 2019 Native American $1 Coin & Currency Set (product code 19NR) on July 24 at noon EDT.
This unique set pairs one enhanced Uncirculated 2019 Native American $1 coin produced by the United States Mint at Philadelphia and one $1 Series 2017 note produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

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United States Mint to release special set featuring Native American $1 coin and $1 note on July 24

Washington — The United States Mint will open sales for the 2019 Native American $1 Coin & Currency Set (product code 19NR) on July 24 at noon EDT.
This unique set pairs one enhanced Uncirculated 2019 Native American $1 coin produced by the United States Mint at Philadelphia and one $1 Series 2017 note produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

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US Mint Issues New Native American Coin & Note Set

The United States Mint (Mint) will open sales for the 2019 Native American $1 Coin & Currency Set (product code 19NR) on July 24 at noon EDT.
This unique set pairs one enhanced uncirculated 2019 Native American $1 Coin produced by the United States Mint at Philadelphia and one $1 Series 2017 note produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

The reverse (tails) of the 2019 Native American $1 Coin depicts Mary Golda Ross writing calculations

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Pride of Two Nations Launch Event a Success

The United States Mint’s communications department shared some photos this week from the Pride of Two Nations launch event held on July 3. Mint Director David Ryder welcomed Royal Canadian Mint CEO Marie Lamay to the Mint’s Philadelphia facility to launch the 2019 Pride of Two Nations Limited Edition Two-Coin Set.
The set commemorates the nationhood of both countries with coins that capture their rich history, pride, and their close relationship as neighbors and friends

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Pride of Two Nations 2019 Limited Edition Two-Coin Set

The United States Mint announced its newest release, Pride of Two Nations 2019 Limited Edition Two-Coin Set on July 3.
This beautifully rendered and unique special set is the first-ever joint coin set between the United States Mint and Royal Canadian Mint. It commemorates both nations with coins that capture their rich history, pride, and close relationship as neighbors and partners

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CCAC Approves Designs for Gleason and Sadat Medals

At its June 18 meeting, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) reviewed and discussed designs for upcoming Congressional Gold Medals by the Mint.  The medals reviewed included the Steve Gleason Congressional Gold Medal and the Anwar El Sadat Congressional Gold Medal.
 
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San Antonio Missions Quarter Launch Planned For September 5

This image depicts the bell tower of Mission San Juan Capistrano in San Antonio, Texas. San Juan Capistrano was established in 1731 by Spanish colonist.
The United States Mint has announced that it will host the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Quarter Launch and Coin Exchange to commemorate the release of the 2019 San Antonio Missions National Historical Park quarter

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Historic coin set celebrating the pride of two nations goes on sale on July 3

Washington — The United States Mint, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mint, proudly announces the release of the 2019 Pride of Two Nations Limited Edition Two-Coin Set (product code 19XB) on July 3 at noon EDT.
This beautifully rendered set is the first ever joint coin set between the United States Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint, and commemorates both countries’ nationhood with coins that capture their rich history, pride, and their close relationship as neighbors and friends

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Historic coin set celebrating the pride of two nations goes on sale on July 3

Washington — The United States Mint, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mint, proudly announces the release of the 2019 Pride of Two Nations Limited Edition Two-Coin Set (product code 19XB) on July 3 at noon EDT.
This beautifully rendered set is the first ever joint coin set between the United States Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint, and commemorates both countries’ nationhood with coins that capture their rich history, pride, and their close relationship as neighbors and friends

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Bowers on collecting: Collecting 20-cent pieces

By Q. David Bowers
This week I conclude my commentary on 20-cent pieces per a question from  Matt from Santa Rosa, California:
When I read about the 20-cent coin that was issued by the mint only between 1875 and 1878 I hear about how no one liked the coin and they did not circulate

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Bowers on collecting: Collecting 20-cent pieces

By Q. David Bowers
This week I conclude my commentary on 20-cent pieces per a question from  Matt from Santa Rosa, California:
When I read about the 20-cent coin that was issued by the mint only between 1875 and 1878 I hear about how no one liked the coin and they did not circulate

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War in the Pacific Three-Coin Set Available

The United States Mint announced that a three-coin set honoring the War in the Pacific National Historical Park is now available. Orders began to be accepted on June 18.  This set represents the third of five sites to be commemorated in 2019 as part of the America the Beautiful Quarter Program

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Reflections on the silver coinage of 1916

The first volume of the “Bowers Series” of numismatic references—the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars—was published in 2004. As of 2019 that initial volume plus the two dozen that followed it have comprised more than 8,000 pages of information on U

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Reflections on the silver coinage of 1916

The first volume of the “Bowers Series” of numismatic references—the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars—was published in 2004. As of 2019 that initial volume plus the two dozen that followed it have comprised more than 8,000 pages of information on U

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Rare 2019 West Point quarters are valuable treasure in your pocket change

(Pelham, AL) — The United States Mint is randomly issuing rare and valuable quarter dollars into circulation this year. The coins are found in regular pocket change and can be worth hundreds of dollars each, according to the senior editor of the Guide Book of United States Coins, the best-selling price guide on American coinage

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Rare 2019 West Point quarters are valuable treasure in your pocket change

(Pelham, AL) — The United States Mint is randomly issuing rare and valuable quarter dollars into circulation this year. The coins are found in regular pocket change and can be worth hundreds of dollars each, according to the senior editor of the Guide Book of United States Coins, the best-selling price guide on American coinage

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The challenges of implementing a cashless society and what it means for the hobby

A recent article by Oz Shy, senior policy adviser and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, drew some interesting conclusions based upon a multitude of studies that have been conducted over the years to investigate the behaviors displayed by consumers in a variety of situations. While the concept of a cashless society has been thrust into the ether for some time, new developments in nations that have adopted these systems have once again brought this topic to the forefront of discussion

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The challenges of implementing a cashless society and what it means for the hobby

A recent article by Oz Shy, senior policy adviser and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, drew some interesting conclusions based upon a multitude of studies that have been conducted over the years to investigate the behaviors displayed by consumers in a variety of situations. While the concept of a cashless society has been thrust into the ether for some time, new developments in nations that have adopted these systems have once again brought this topic to the forefront of discussion

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United States Mint James Madison presidential silver medal released on May 6

Washington — The United States Mint released presidential medals struck in .999 fine silver in honor of the nation’s fourth president, James Madison, on May 6 at noon EDT

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United States Mint James Madison presidential silver medal released on May 6

Washington — The United States Mint released presidential medals struck in .999 fine silver in honor of the nation’s fourth president, James Madison, on May 6 at noon EDT

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United States Mint annual set of Uncirculated coins goes on sale

Latest set is the third to include premium penny from West Point
Washington — The 2019 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set (product code 19RJ) went on sale starting on May 14 at noon (EDT).
This annual collector favorite contains two folders with 10 coins each — one with coins from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and the other with coins from the United States Mint at Denver

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