Category Archives: U.S. Coin Collecting News

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Final sale of 2019 silver Enhanced Proof coin (19XE)

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the numismatic press today
The remaining quantity of 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coins product code 19XE will go on sale at noon EDT, Wednesday, August 12, 2020.  This product will only be available for sale on the Mint website

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Award-winning Guide Book of United States Paper Money coming in an updated seventh edition

(Pelham, Alabama) — An updated and revised seventh edition of the Guide Book of United States Paper Money will be available in September 2020. The new book is a collector’s price guide and history of the paper currency of the United States dating from federal issues introduced during the Civil War to modern-day cash

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PCGS 50 Days of Summer Specials loaded with hot deals

Professional Coin Grading Service Offering a Variety of Limited-Time Submission and Grading Discounts, Other Specials
(Santa Ana, California) August 5, 2020 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is rolling out many exciting offers for those who submit and grade their coins, banknotes, medals, and tokens through September 22, 2020. These valuable limited-time deals include free return shipping and major discounts for add-on services

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PCGS Quarter Quest winners split $2,000 prize for finding 2020-W U.S. Virgin Islands quarter

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Two Collectors Receive Grand Prize for Finding First 2020-W U

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PCGS Quarter Quest winners split $2,000 prize for finding 2020-W U.S. Virgin Islands quarter

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Two Collectors Receive Grand Prize for Finding First 2020-W U

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PCGS 50 Days of Summer Specials loaded with hot deals

Professional Coin Grading Service Offering a Variety of Limited-Time Submission and Grading Discounts, Other Specials
(Santa Ana, California) August 5, 2020 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is rolling out many exciting offers for those who submit and grade their coins, banknotes, medals, and tokens through September 22, 2020. These valuable limited-time deals include free return shipping and major discounts for add-on services

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PCI Silver Eagles versus PCI Morgan dollars

I have been collecting PCGS Silver Eagles for more than six years, marveling at their toning. You can see my PCGS Showcase set by clicking here

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PCGS adds three senior collectibles experts, two tenured team members promoted

New Acquisitions Lead Corporate, Coin & Banknote Departments
(Santa Ana, California) — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently welcomed to its team three key professionals with rich numismatic expertise and business experience. Joining the company are longtime collector and seasoned business executive David Steinberger as Vice President of Customer Experience, numismatist Sanjay C

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NGC Collectors Society Elite members enjoy many benefits

A Gold Buffalo with the NGC Tatanka Special Label and a Silver Eagle with the NGC Silver Eagle Label and Black “Retro” Holder, all available exclusively to bulk submitters. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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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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Award-winning Guide Book of United States Paper Money coming in an updated seventh edition

(Pelham, Alabama) — An updated and revised seventh edition of the Guide Book of United States Paper Money will be available in September 2020. The new book is a collector’s price guide and history of the paper currency of the United States dating from federal issues introduced during the Civil War to modern-day cash

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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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NGC Collectors Society Elite members enjoy many benefits

A Gold Buffalo with the NGC Tatanka Special Label and a Silver Eagle with the NGC Silver Eagle Label and Black “Retro” Holder, all available exclusively to bulk submitters. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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PCGS adds three senior collectibles experts, two tenured team members promoted

New Acquisitions Lead Corporate, Coin & Banknote Departments
(Santa Ana, California) — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently welcomed to its team three key professionals with rich numismatic expertise and business experience. Joining the company are longtime collector and seasoned business executive David Steinberger as Vice President of Customer Experience, numismatist Sanjay C

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PCI Silver Eagles versus PCI Morgan dollars

I have been collecting PCGS Silver Eagles for more than six years, marveling at their toning. You can see my PCGS Showcase set by clicking here

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Enjoy 2020 “Gold Rush” prudently, advises Accredited Precious Metals Dealers

(Temecula, California) July 31, 2020 — Buyers of physical gold and silver during the 2020 “Gold Rush” should be wary of potential counterfeits in the marketplace, mistaking plated “gold coins” for bullion products, and avoid overpaying for any purchases, cautions the Accredited Precious Metals Dealers (APMD) division of the nonprofit Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG).
“Adding gold, silver, or platinum bullion coins or ingots to an investment portfolio can be a smart choice, but knowing your seller can be a crucial choice,” advises PNG-APMD President Richard Weaver

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Bob R. Simpson Part I Auction announced for September 17, 2020

Heritage Auctions to offer significant selections from one of the greatest-ever coin collections into 2021
Dallas, Texas (July 30, 2020) — Bob Simpson, the Texas energy executive and philanthropist, is as legendary in numismatic circles as the momentous United States coins he collects. And in coming months, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will offer some of the greatest rarities found in Simpson’s historic assemblage — or anywhere else in the world

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Bob R. Simpson Part I Auction announced for September 17, 2020

Heritage Auctions to offer significant selections from one of the greatest-ever coin collections into 2021
Dallas, Texas (July 30, 2020) — Bob Simpson, the Texas energy executive and philanthropist, is as legendary in numismatic circles as the momentous United States coins he collects. And in coming months, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will offer some of the greatest rarities found in Simpson’s historic assemblage — or anywhere else in the world

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Connecticut American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin available

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The United States Mint (Mint) began accepting orders for the 2020 American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin honoring Connecticut on July 21 at noon EDT

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United States Mint announces designs for George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 coin and Barbara Bush First Spouse gold coin

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) today officially announced the designs for the George H.W

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Bowers on collecting: Liberty Head double eagles

Time flies, and it seems like only yesterday that I with the help of Robert J. Galiette created what turned out to be a very popular book: Liberty Head Double Eagles 1849-1907: The Gilded Age of Coinage

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Bowers on collecting: Liberty Head double eagles

Time flies, and it seems like only yesterday that I with the help of Robert J. Galiette created what turned out to be a very popular book: Liberty Head Double Eagles 1849-1907: The Gilded Age of Coinage

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United States Mint announces designs for George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 coin and Barbara Bush First Spouse gold coin

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) today officially announced the designs for the George H.W

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Connecticut American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin available

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The United States Mint (Mint) began accepting orders for the 2020 American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin honoring Connecticut on July 21 at noon EDT

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Historic collections of United States coins and exonumia offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction

1793 Wreath cent, S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf, VG10BN, Parmelle Collection. Images by Professional Coin Grading Service

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NGC Innovation dollar slab was to be part of cancelled American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money festivities

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Pittsburgh, PA — The August 4 to 8 ANA Convention cancellation disrupted plans that were already in place to enhance the weeklong event

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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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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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NGC Innovation dollar slab was to be part of cancelled American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money festivities

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Pittsburgh, PA — The August 4 to 8 ANA Convention cancellation disrupted plans that were already in place to enhance the weeklong event

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NGC introduces “Early Production” designation for early Mint strikes

A 1996 American Silver Eagle with the Early Production designation and a 2012-S American Silver Eagle with the Early Production, Struck in 2011 designation. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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NGC introduces “Early Production” designation for early Mint strikes

A 1996 American Silver Eagle with the Early Production designation and a 2012-S American Silver Eagle with the Early Production, Struck in 2011 designation. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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NGC certifies a Ceremonial Strike Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the Ceremonial Strike event.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

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NGC-certified key date Double Eagle among highlights in Heritage August U.S. coins sale

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An 1870-CC $20 graded NGC AU-50 has already reached six figures weeks before the auction ends

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Attempt made to sell fake $300,000 gold coin

Seller is suspect in another counterfeits case
(Temecula, California) July 14, 2020 — Acting on a tip from the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF), federal and local California law enforcement agents now are investigating the attempted sale of $400,000 of counterfeit coins including a fake example of the historic 1879 Coiled Hair gold $4 “Stella” that brought $300,000 at auction last year. The seller also is a suspect in an earlier case involving fakes, according to Doug Davis, Director of the ACEF Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF)

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NGC-certified key date Double Eagle among highlights in Heritage August U.S. coins sale

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An 1870-CC $20 graded NGC AU-50 has already reached six figures weeks before the auction ends

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NGC certifies a Ceremonial Strike Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the Ceremonial Strike event.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

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Attempt made to sell fake $300,000 gold coin

Seller is suspect in another counterfeits case
(Temecula, California) July 14, 2020 — Acting on a tip from the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF), federal and local California law enforcement agents now are investigating the attempted sale of $400,000 of counterfeit coins including a fake example of the historic 1879 Coiled Hair gold $4 “Stella” that brought $300,000 at auction last year. The seller also is a suspect in an earlier case involving fakes, according to Doug Davis, Director of the ACEF Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF)

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Attempt made to sell fake $300,000 gold coin

Seller is suspect in another counterfeits case
(Temecula, California) July 14, 2020 — Acting on a tip from the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF), federal and local California law enforcement agents now are investigating the attempted sale of $400,000 of counterfeit coins including a fake example of the historic 1879 Coiled Hair gold $4 “Stella” that brought $300,000 at auction last year. The seller also is a suspect in an earlier case involving fakes, according to Doug Davis, Director of the ACEF Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF)

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NGC certifies a Ceremonial Strike Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the Ceremonial Strike event.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

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NGC certifies a First Strike Ceremony Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the First Strike Ceremony.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

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Attempt made to sell fake $300,000 gold coin

Seller is suspect in another counterfeits case
(Temecula, California) July 14, 2020 — Acting on a tip from the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF), federal and local California law enforcement agents now are investigating the attempted sale of $400,000 of counterfeit coins including a fake example of the historic 1879 Coiled Hair gold $4 “Stella” that brought $300,000 at auction last year. The seller also is a suspect in an earlier case involving fakes, according to Doug Davis, Director of the ACEF Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF)

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First day of sales for 2020-W American Silver Eagle one-ounce Uncirculated coin

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The following first day of sales data for the 2020-W American Silver Eagle one-ounce Uncirculated coin (20EG) comes from an e-mail sent to the press
2020 American Eagle Silver Uncirculated 1 Oz

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First day of sales for 2020-W American Silver Eagle one-ounce Uncirculated coin

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The following first day of sales data for the 2020-W American Silver Eagle one-ounce Uncirculated coin (20EG) comes from an e-mail sent to the press
2020 American Eagle Silver Uncirculated 1 Oz

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United States Mint opens sales for set of Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve coins on July 10

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for the 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set honoring Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve in the U

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Heritage Auctions sells more U.S. Coins than all other auctioneers combined during first six months of 2020

Record Sale: $2,160,000 for a 1927-D Saint-Gaudens gold $20 (Double Eagle) sold by Heritage Auctions in January 2020. Images by Heritage Auctions

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U.S. rare coin market quite active despite pandemic, reports Professional Numismatists Guild

With a winning bid of $2,160,000, this 1927-D Saint-Gaudens double eagle was the most valuable U.S

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Bowers on collecting: Some really rare $20 gold coins

A Real 1850 Double Eagle
In 1926 numismatists and others were startled when they read this Associated Press dispatch datelined Demopolis, Alabama:
Aided by old papers his father left him, Gayus Whitfield, of Middleboro, Ky., has unearthed buried gold valued at more than $200,000 on the Whitfield farm, near here

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PCGS Banknote grades ultra-rare $1,000 Grand Watermelon note

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The 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon was the first banknote to cross the million-dollar threshold at auction
(Santa Ana, California, July 9, 2020) — The finest-known example of the ultra-rare 1890 $1,000 “Grand Watermelon” Treasury Note, which in 2005 became the first banknote to bring $1 million at auction, has been certified and graded by PCGS Banknote

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Bowers on collecting: Some really rare $20 gold coins

A Real 1850 Double Eagle
In 1926 numismatists and others were startled when they read this Associated Press dispatch datelined Demopolis, Alabama:
Aided by old papers his father left him, Gayus Whitfield, of Middleboro, Ky., has unearthed buried gold valued at more than $200,000 on the Whitfield farm, near here

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U.S. rare coin market quite active despite pandemic, reports Professional Numismatists Guild

With a winning bid of $2,160,000, this 1927-D Saint-Gaudens double eagle was the most valuable U.S

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Heritage Auctions sells more U.S. Coins than all other auctioneers combined during first six months of 2020

Record Sale: $2,160,000 for a 1927-D Saint-Gaudens gold $20 (Double Eagle) sold by Heritage Auctions in January 2020. Images by Heritage Auctions

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries announces schedule for August 5-7, 2020 Auction at Bellagio Hotel and Casino — Las Vegas

1793 Chain S-1 AMERI, PCGS AU-53BN, Pedigreed to Paul Gerrie and featured in The ESM Collection. Hover to zoom

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries announces schedule for August 5-7, 2020 Auction at Bellagio Hotel and Casino — Las Vegas

1793 Chain S-1 AMERI, PCGS AU-53BN, Pedigreed to Paul Gerrie and featured in The ESM Collection. Hover to zoom

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CCAC recommends new reverse designs for 2021 gold and silver bullion coins

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The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee convened by telephone in administrative and public meetings on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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NGC, NCS, and PMG announce Official ANA Grading and Conservation Services Special Event, July 27 to August 7

Sarasota, Florida (June 24, 2020) — Last week, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that the 2020 World’s Fair of Money is suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. The highly anticipated show had been scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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NGC certifies special releases from U.S. Mint reserves with 2020 West Point Mint hoard attribution

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Sarasota, Florida (June 30, 2020) — Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is excited to announce that it is certifying a stockpile of backdated gold and silver coins that were specially released by the U

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2020 Native American $1 coin available to Alaska financial institutions

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The 2020 Native American $1 coin features a design of Elizabeth Peratrovich, a member of the Tlingit Nation, whose advocacy for Alaskan Natives and an impassioned speech in the Alaskan Senate was considered a deciding factor in the passage of the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Law in the Alaskan territorial legislature

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United States Mint announces 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Program designs June 30, 2020

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) today officially announced the designs for the 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The new designs will appear on the reverses (tails) of $1 coins honoring innovations and/or innovators from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, and South Carolina

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PCGS confirms new 1795 Flowing Hair half dollar variety

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First major variety discovery of that early half dollar date in nearly a century
(June 30, 2020; Santa Ana, California) — Professional Coin Grading Service (www

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PCGS confirms new 1795 Flowing Hair half dollar variety

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First major variety discovery of that early half dollar date in nearly a century
(June 30, 2020; Santa Ana, California) — Professional Coin Grading Service (www

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New special-edition Red Book celebrating the 1920–2020 centennial of the Manila Mint is sold out!

The front cover, back cover, and spine of the 1920–2020 Manila Mint special edition distinguish it from the regular-edition Red Book. 260 copies were printed; 48 were damaged in transit, leaving 212 for sale to collectors

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CCAC recommends new reverse designs for 2021 gold and silver bullion coins

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The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee convened by telephone in administrative and public meetings on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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NGC, NCS, and PMG announce Official ANA Grading and Conservation Services Special Event, July 27 to August 7

Sarasota, Florida (June 24, 2020) — Last week, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that the 2020 World’s Fair of Money is suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. The highly anticipated show had been scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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2020 Native American $1 coin available to Alaska financial institutions

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The 2020 Native American $1 coin features a design of Elizabeth Peratrovich, a member of the Tlingit Nation, whose advocacy for Alaskan Natives and an impassioned speech in the Alaskan Senate was considered a deciding factor in the passage of the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Law in the Alaskan territorial legislature

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United States Mint announces 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Program designs June 30, 2020

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) today officially announced the designs for the 2020 American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The new designs will appear on the reverses (tails) of $1 coins honoring innovations and/or innovators from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, and South Carolina

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NGC certifies special releases from U.S. Mint reserves with 2020 West Point Mint hoard attribution

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Sarasota, Florida (June 30, 2020) — Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is excited to announce that it is certifying a stockpile of backdated gold and silver coins that were specially released by the U

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2020 World’s Fair of Money suspended

ANA Board of Governors to Consider Alternate Options
The American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced today the suspension of the 2020 World’s Fair of Money. The show, originally scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the largest annual coin and paper-currency event in the United States

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meets by teleconference June 23

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting by teleconference on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, from 9:00 a.m

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NGC Registry featured set: U.S. National Parks

This month’s featured set belongs to Paul Kromm.
This month, we are excited to present the unique Kromm National Parks Proof Quarters by NGC Registry user Paul Kromm

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Dallas-Based Heritage Auctions relocates world headquarters to new, 160,000 square-foot campus

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America’s Auction House consolidates three Dallas locations in state-of-the-art facility near DFW Airport
Dallas, Texas (June 3, 2020) — Heritage Auctions has moved its global headquarters into a new state-of-the-art, 160,000-square-foot facility and multi-purpose campus, befitting its status as the largest auction house founded in America

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DLRC offers the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company plates

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David Lawrence Rare Coins presents a unique offering of stamp plates and dies from the American Bank Note Company
(Virginia Beach, VA) In a unique opportunity, David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now bringing to market the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company (ABNC) Stamp Plates, a diverse offering of items from the archives of the American Bank Note Company

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries acquires Carter Numismatics

Jason Carter Joins SBG as Executive Vice President
Santa Ana, CA (May 26, 2020) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries (“SBG”) is proud to announce the acquisition of Carter Numismatics Incorporated (“CNI”) and the addition of Jason Carter to its industry-leading team of numismatic professionals. Carter joins SBG as executive vice president and he, John Morgan, and the CNI team will continue to operate out of the new SBG offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma

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PCGS Coin Quest 2020 winners announced

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(Santa Ana, California, May 30, 2020) — The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Coin Quest 2020 has come to an exciting end with the recognition of two winners! The quest, which kicked off early in the year, challenged collectors to find circulating examples of 2020 Philadelphia and Denver cents, nickels, and dimes and to be among the first to submit them to PCGS for a coveted PCGS Early Find label

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PCGS Coin Quest 2020 winners announced

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(Santa Ana, California, May 30, 2020) — The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Coin Quest 2020 has come to an exciting end with the recognition of two winners! The quest, which kicked off early in the year, challenged collectors to find circulating examples of 2020 Philadelphia and Denver cents, nickels, and dimes and to be among the first to submit them to PCGS for a coveted PCGS Early Find label

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries acquires Carter Numismatics

Jason Carter Joins SBG as Executive Vice President
Santa Ana, CA (May 26, 2020) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries (“SBG”) is proud to announce the acquisition of Carter Numismatics Incorporated (“CNI”) and the addition of Jason Carter to its industry-leading team of numismatic professionals. Carter joins SBG as executive vice president and he, John Morgan, and the CNI team will continue to operate out of the new SBG offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Magazine profiles renowned coin designer Joel Iskowitz

Joel Iskowitz designed the reverse of the 2019 Lowell Historical Park America the Beautiful quarter, among many others. Iskowitz signs certification labels for NGC

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Magazine profiles renowned coin designer Joel Iskowitz

Joel Iskowitz designed the reverse of the 2019 Lowell Historical Park America the Beautiful quarter, among many others. Iskowitz signs certification labels for NGC

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The 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program is off the bench and NGC is ready to play

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Sarasota, Florida (May 26, 2020) — After delaying the planned April release of the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative coins due to the coronavirus, the U

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ANA World’s Fair of Money planning continues

August Convention Remains on the Schedule
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

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 38 shows that, even in lockdown, rare coin market is robust

1879-O Liberty Head $20, PCGS AU-53, Blue Hill Collection Pedigree. Hover to zoom

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United States Mint begins sales of Kennedy half dollar product options on June 1

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for rolls and bags containing 2020 Kennedy half dollar coins on June 1 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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Counterfeiting battles continued in May

Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation is working with fraud victims and federal law enforcement agencies
(Fallbrook, California) May 26, 2020 — A fraudulent advertisement for bullion coins on Facebook, fake encapsulation holders, and requests for expert help from federal agencies kept the nonprofit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) busy during May 2020.
One of the 10 fake American Silver Eagles sold to an unsuspecting victim who responded to an unsolicited advertisement on Facebook

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The 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program is off the bench and NGC is ready to play

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Sarasota, Florida (May 26, 2020) — After delaying the planned April release of the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative coins due to the coronavirus, the U

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Counterfeiting battles continued in May

Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation is working with fraud victims and federal law enforcement agencies
(Fallbrook, California) May 26, 2020 — A fraudulent advertisement for bullion coins on Facebook, fake encapsulation holders, and requests for expert help from federal agencies kept the nonprofit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) busy during May 2020.
One of the 10 fake American Silver Eagles sold to an unsuspecting victim who responded to an unsolicited advertisement on Facebook

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United States Mint begins sales of Kennedy half dollar product options on June 1

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for rolls and bags containing 2020 Kennedy half dollar coins on June 1 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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ANA World’s Fair of Money planning continues

August Convention Remains on the Schedule
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

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 38 shows that, even in lockdown, rare coin market is robust

1879-O Liberty Head $20, PCGS AU-53, Blue Hill Collection Pedigree. Hover to zoom

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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 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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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 Quarters Program coin honoring Weir Farm National Historic Site available

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) is accepting orders for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut today at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Weir Farm National Historic Site available

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) is accepting orders for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut today 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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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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Bowers on collecting: The latest book update

As you read these words I am immersed in writing a book for Whitman about the numismatic world from 1932 to date. In that year the world was in the depth of the Depression, and in America, many would consider the year and the beginning of the next to represent the point when the economy touched bottom

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NGC now attributing Tomaska die varieties for Franklin and Kennedy half dollars

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Sarasota, Florida (May 12, 2020) — Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is now attributing Proof Franklin half dollars and Proof Kennedy half dollars according to the die varieties cataloged by Rick Tomaska in Cameo and Brilliant Proof Coinage of the 1950 to 1970 era

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NGC celebrates the 2020-S Basketball Hall of Fame Enhanced Finish half dollar

The NGC Basketball Celebration Special Label and Tip Off Releases Designation with the 2020-S Basketball Hall of Fame Enhanced Finish half dollar holdered reverse up (left) and the NGC Early Releases Label and Designation with the coin holdered obverse up (right). Hover to zoom

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American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money 129th Convention medal created by Don Everhart

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Retired United States Mint designer, sculptor, and engraver, Don Everhart, has finished his plaster sculpts of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money 129th Convention medal

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Currency Auctions Allen Mincho honored with director emeritus title

Allen Mincho remains part of the Heritage family as he retires from full-time duties
Dallas, Texas (May 5, 2020) — After nearly two decades, Currency Auctions Director Allen Mincho will be retiring May 5 from Heritage Auctions, when he will assume the title of director emeritus.
“We are sincerely appreciative to Allen for his contributions to Heritage Auctions and to the currency collecting hobby,” Heritage Auctions Co-Chairman and CEO Steve Ivy said

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Donna Frater named new ANA Director of Development & Membership

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced this week that Donna Frater has been named the new director of development and membership. Frater most recently served as the Association’s manager of development

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PCGS considers additional members-only shows to offset COVID-19 effects

The following announcement is a message on May 5, 2020, from Brett Charville, President of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS).
The numismatic hobby, like seemingly every other part of our lives, finds itself at a crossroads

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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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Bowers on collecting: A favorite medal

1805 Washington Medal by Eccleston
“The Land Was Ours”
250 to 400 known in copper
Among numismatically popular early medals associated with the life of George Washington, the Eccleston medal of 1805, from dies cut by Thomas Webb, is certainly the largest (76 millimeters), and it is among the most interesting.
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1892-S Morgan dollar, Uncirculated, $15 — no haggling!

How would you like an opportunity to spend less than $100, and get a collection of coins worth $250,000?
The following coins are for sale — prices firm, cash on the barrel head:

1880 Shield nickel, Unc. — $8

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Bowers on collecting: A favorite medal

1805 Washington Medal by Eccleston
“The Land Was Ours”
250 to 400 known in copper
Among numismatically popular early medals associated with the life of George Washington, the Eccleston medal of 1805, from dies cut by Thomas Webb, is certainly the largest (76 millimeters), and it is among the most interesting.
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1892-S Morgan dollar, Uncirculated, $15 — no haggling!

How would you like an opportunity to spend less than $100, and get a collection of coins worth $250,000?
The following coins are for sale — prices firm, cash on the barrel head:

1880 Shield nickel, Unc. — $8

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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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PCGS considers additional members-only shows to offset COVID-19 effects

The following announcement is a message on May 5, 2020, from Brett Charville, President of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS).
The numismatic hobby, like seemingly every other part of our lives, finds itself at a crossroads

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United States Mint announces product on sale dates

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the press today
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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Q&A: Why did the United States begin producing nickel five-cent coins in 1866 when they had been, and still were, coining silver half dimes?

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The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: Why did the United States begin producing nickel five-cent coins in 1866 when they had been, and still were, coining silver half dimes?
A: The onset of war, with its requirement of vast expenditures of money and the orientation of priorities for non-consumer goods, traditionally creates inflationary monetary conditions

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A letter from Mark Salzberg

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Sarasota, Florida (May 4, 2020) — My Friends and Colleagues in the Collectibles Community: I have been in the collectibles industry for more than 40 years

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Q&A: Why did the United States begin producing nickel five-cent coins in 1866 when they had been, and still were, coining silver half dimes?

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The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: Why did the United States begin producing nickel five-cent coins in 1866 when they had been, and still were, coining silver half dimes?
A: The onset of war, with its requirement of vast expenditures of money and the orientation of priorities for non-consumer goods, traditionally creates inflationary monetary conditions

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A letter from Mark Salzberg

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Sarasota, Florida (May 4, 2020) — My Friends and Colleagues in the Collectibles Community: I have been in the collectibles industry for more than 40 years

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United States Mint announces product on sale dates

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the press today
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 to resume San Francisco operations

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the press today
The United States Mint (Mint) facility at San Francisco will resume operations the morning of Monday, May 4, 2020, utilizing a reduced staffing plan in order to maintain social distancing. San Francisco operations were temporarily suspended on March 17, 2020, in order to reduce employee risk of exposure to COVID-19

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Counterfeits gone viral: Online sales of fake gold and silver cost public millions

(Temecula, California) April 30, 2020 — The current enormous demand and limited supply of silver and gold bullion coins and other precious metals items during the COVID-19 pandemic have created a breeding ground for the distribution of counterfeits that is costing unsuspecting investors millions of dollars, according to the nonprofit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) .
“Counterfeiters, using sophisticated online marketing techniques, prey on the emotional fears and anxieties of the public

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Counterfeits gone viral: Online sales of fake gold and silver cost public millions

(Temecula, California) April 30, 2020 — The current enormous demand and limited supply of silver and gold bullion coins and other precious metals items during the COVID-19 pandemic have created a breeding ground for the distribution of counterfeits that is costing unsuspecting investors millions of dollars, according to the nonprofit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) .
“Counterfeiters, using sophisticated online marketing techniques, prey on the emotional fears and anxieties of the public

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United States Mint to resume San Francisco operations

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the press today
The United States Mint (Mint) facility at San Francisco will resume operations the morning of Monday, May 4, 2020, utilizing a reduced staffing plan in order to maintain social distancing. San Francisco operations were temporarily suspended on March 17, 2020, in order to reduce employee risk of exposure to COVID-19

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ANA School of Numismatics offers seminar in Pittsburgh

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is offering an educational course through its Florence Schook School of Numismatics, held in conjunction with the Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money. “Intermediate Grading of U

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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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COVID-19 virus forces relocation of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles June Expo

1785 Vermont copper. Landscape

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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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Coin collectors get a fresh dose of the blues

The Best-Selling Blue Book Tells How Much Your Coins Are Worth
Of all the numismatic books Whitman Publishing has created over the years, including many recent titles that have already matured into standard references, the Guide Book of United States Coins—the “Red Book”—is by far the most popular. It’s hard to argue popularity when generations of coin collectors have bought more than 24 million copies in total!
The hobby community has another long-running annual price guide, though: one that deserves at least a tiara if not the record-holder’s crown

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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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Coin collectors get a fresh dose of the blues

The Best-Selling Blue Book Tells How Much Your Coins Are Worth
Of all the numismatic books Whitman Publishing has created over the years, including many recent titles that have already matured into standard references, the Guide Book of United States Coins—the “Red Book”—is by far the most popular. It’s hard to argue popularity when generations of coin collectors have bought more than 24 million copies in total!
The hobby community has another long-running annual price guide, though: one that deserves at least a tiara if not the record-holder’s crown

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COVID-19 virus forces relocation of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles June Expo

1785 Vermont copper. Landscape

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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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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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ANA School of Numismatics offers seminar in Pittsburgh

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is offering an educational course through its Florence Schook School of Numismatics, held in conjunction with the Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money. “Intermediate Grading of U

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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 announces design for 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver medal

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) officially announces 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 dollar

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) officially announces 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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Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo cancels June bourse, plans to reopen in November

Ongoing Public Health Crisis Has Restricted the Baltimore Convention Center
Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, Will Hold its Auction in California.
(Baltimore, Maryland) — Maryland’s ongoing state of emergency, declared March 12 by Governor Larry Hogan to help control the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, has closed the June 2020 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo bourse

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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 announces 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 announces the design for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver medal

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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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Coin collectors and history buffs can access free digital content

American Numismatic Association Offers Free Membership During National Coin Week
For a limited time, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) is offering a free digital “Gold” membership to anyone who joins the coin collecting organization during National Coin Week, April 19-25.
The ANA is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items

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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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Glenna Goodacre, famous sculptor and coin designer, has left us

The monument at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, designed by Goodacre.
New Mexico artist Glenna Goodacre—well known to coin collectors as the designer of the Sacagawea dollar—has died of natural causes at the age of 80

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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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Glenna Goodacre, famous sculptor and coin designer, has left us

The monument at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, designed by Goodacre.
New Mexico artist Glenna Goodacre—well known to coin collectors as the designer of the Sacagawea dollar—has died of natural causes at the age of 80

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Coin collectors and history buffs can access free digital content

American Numismatic Association Offers Free Membership During National Coin Week
For a limited time, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) is offering a free digital “Gold” membership to anyone who joins the coin collecting organization during National Coin Week, April 19-25.
The ANA is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items

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NGC gives submitters easy access to high-resolution raw coin images

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Sarasota, Florida (April 14, 2020) — Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has made it significantly easier for its customers to access and download any high-resolution images that were taken of their coins, tokens, and medals prior to their encapsulation

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PNG reappoints NGC, NCS, and PMG as its Official Grading and Conservation Services

The companies’ long relationship with the Professional Numismatics Guild is built on a shared mission to make the hobby safe for collectors and investors.
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS), and Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) are pleased to announce that they have been reappointed as the Official Grading and Conservation Services of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG)

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Coins Q&A: Selling online

The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Selling your coins yourself, in online auctions, can be fun if you have the time and talent to do it. This typically requires some skill with scanning or photography (buyers like to examine potential purchases)

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American Numismatic Association cancels 2020 Summer Seminar

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that the 2020 Summer Seminar, scheduled for June 27-July 9 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been cancelled due to coronavirus (COVID-19) safety concerns.
“While it seemed inevitable with each passing week, we were officially notified by Colorado College today that they are suspending all summer programs and camps in order to ‘restrict participants who have traveled to or from affected areas’ associated with the coronavirus pandemic,” says ANA Executive Director Kim Kiick

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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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Money Talks speakers wanted for Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money

American Numismatic Association (ANA) members are encouraged to share their ideas and research with fellow hobbyists by delivering a Money Talks presentation at the 2020 World’s Fair of Money in Pittsburgh, August 4-8 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center

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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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Buyers and sellers taking advantage of gold and silver prices but some inventories are low, say bullion dealers

Accredited Precious Metals Dealers Urge Caution Against Market Scams
(Temecula, California) April 2, 2020 — The recent jump in the price of gold due to stock market decreases and fear of the coronavirus has attracted new retail customers. The financial and public health concerns have also lured a return of many previous gold and silver bullion customers, but some inventories of physical bullion are low, according to members of the Accredited Precious Metals Dealer program (APMD), a division of the non-profit Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG)

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On 2020 “W” mint mark America the Beautiful quarters

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the press today:
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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2020 American Gold Buffalo one-ounce Proof coin on sale April 9

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the 2020 American Gold Buffalo one-ounce Proof coin (product code 20EL) on April 9 at noon EDT

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Coin and banknote markets strong amid global crisis

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Sarasota, Florida (April 1, 2020) — As the world faces an unprecedented economic and public health crisis brought on by the coronavirus COVID-19, the numismatic markets have demonstrated incredible resiliency

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