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Type Sets Offer Flexibility, Variety
Looking for something new and different to collect? Try putting together a type coin Set. A local coin shop had a rack of used albums at great prices. I was looking over the titles and saw “U.S. Type Coin Collection 20th and 21st Centuries.” It has s
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What Coins Do You Think Make Good Bargains For The Budget-minded Collector?
Two come to mind right off the bat: 1996 mint set with the 50-year anniversary Roosevelt dime in it from West Point and the March of Dimes three-piece set with a low mintage. “S”-minted quarters that are uncirculated will have a lower mintage than th
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Silver Eagles Land Oct. 13
With its recent price climbs, silver is a hot commodity right now. For anyone looking to get some silver in their hands, the U.S. Mint is releasing its 2020 1-ounce silver American Eagle proof coin at noon EST Oct. 13. The obverse features Adolph A.
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Simpson Part 1 Surpasses $14 Million
“Numismatic royalty.” Those are the words the auctioneer used to describe legendary collector Bob R. Simpson and his renowned collection of proof coins and ultimate rarities. When the gavel fell on the last of the 349 lots offered in Part 1 of The Si
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Did the U.S. Mint Produce Coin Glass Products?
■ Has the United States Mint ever produced coin glass products? The Fostoria Glass Company in Moundsville, W.Va., is responsible for most of the coin glass likely to be encountered. The U.S. Mint has experimented with making coins of glass, but these
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Salt River 5-Ounce Leads Silver Pack
Silver is once again the focus of notable sales this week. Newly recorded is the sales total for the 2020 America the Beautiful 5-ounce uncirculated coin honoring Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve, of the U.S. Virgin Islan
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Peace Dollars
Recently we took a close look at the rather hefty series that is the Morgan silver dollars, because these big coins always seem to be in the limelight when it comes to the sale of high-end pieces, and always seem to have a place in collectors’ hearts
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‘Hidden Figures’ Designs Reviewed
Among the designs up for review when the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) met via teleconference Sept. 23 were those proposed for the obverse and reverse of the “Hidden Figures” Congressional gold medal, which honors the women first employe
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Numismatics in 1858 Produces Heavy Silver Coinages
While not all that well known to collectors at the present time, the year 1858 deserves all the attention it can muster. There were a number of events that came during this time that would affect numismatics for decades to come and, in some cases, un
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‘Wayfair’ Sales Tax Compliance Burden Grows
I doubt that many – if any – coin dealers know the answers to all of the following questions. 1. Can you name the U.S. state where the governor and the revenue department have declared that a single sale by an out-of-state business to a resident of t
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New Light Shed on Mysterious Past of 1913 Liberty Head Nickel PART II
Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a two-part feature on the earliest known showing of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel and the spread of the coin’s popularity. The first part explored the display of the nickel by former Mint employee Samuel W. Br
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Charity Auction Grabs Headlines
If you look at the business of coins, it appears there are two well-defined sectors that are now going in totally different directions. Prices are consolidating, which is never a good thing be it for stocks, bonds, precious metals, commodities or for
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Showdirectory
The weekly Show Directory lists all coin & paper money events scheduled within 1 month of the issue cover date. Show dates & times sometimes change at the last minute. Please contact the show promoter BEFORE traveling long distances. SHOW PROMOTERS:
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CCAC Considers Designs for ‘Hidden Figures’ Medal
On Sept. 23, 2020, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee met to review and provide the secretary treasury with their recommendations for the obverse and reverse designs for the “Hidden Figures” Congressional gold medal. “Hidden Figures” are women f
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1938-S Jefferson Nickel a Hidden Gem
Savings rates are important for coins, and no date is a better example of that than the 1938-S Jefferson nickel. Based on its mintage, it ought to be a very good date but historically it has never lived up to its promise – almost certainly because, a
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Letters
Is it only me, or if any other collector has found any of the Salt River Bay “W” quarters, what is their condition? It took the U.S. Mint at West Point until the first or second week of August to get them out, and the condition of them is horrendous.
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Back to Basics
The Indian Head cent has for decades been a classic United States coin that collectors really enjoy. The seasoned veterans can tell tales of their youth in which the occasional Indian Head cent was still to be found in a bank roll, or in some jar of
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New Light Shed on Mysterious Past of 1913 Liberty Head Nickel PART I
Editor’s Note: This is the first part of a two-part feature detailing newly uncovered information on the first showing of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel and the coin’s subsequent rise to the status of a million-dollar rarity. On July 11, 1934, 63 memb
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Who Was Samuel W. Brown?
The man who has been often judged as a thief in relation to the coining and removal from the Mint of the five 1913 Liberty Head nickels had an otherwise upstanding life that belies or at least clouds such a portrayal. Samuel Walter Brown was born on
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U.K., U.S. Mints Mark ‘Mayflower’
The United States Mint (the Mint) and the United Kingdom’s Royal Mint have collaborated to create two limited-edition sets marking the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage. The story of the Mayflower is one that connects multiple communities, cu
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Coin Market
Collectors tend to watch the price of rare coins, but in this “new normal” period of coronavirus fears, the action appears to be two-pronged. Several auction houses have recently conducted very successful auctions at which strong prices were bid. The
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Dealers Turn Attention to Silver-Buying
Coins are selling, regardless of if they fit into the scarce to rare, available yet collectible, made for collectors only, or into the bullion-impacted categories. In an August auction in Las Vegas, the ESM Collection of U.S. large cents realized mor
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Buyers Snap Up Colorized Coins
August 28 saw a milestone for both the U.S. Mint and interested collectors: Sales began of the Mint’s first-ever colorized coins. As part of the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame offerings, a curved colorized silver dollar and a curved colorized clad half
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Mint Reveals End of WWII Designs
The Mint officially announced the designs for the 2020 End of World War II 75th Anniversary coin and medal program. The designs will be featured on a 24-karat gold coin and a silver medal. The common obverse design depicts an eagle in flight grasping
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NGC Updates Partrick Gallery
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has updated its image gallery of the Donald G. Partrick Collection with more than 1,000 additional coins, tokens and medals, giving numismatists the opportunity to explore this unparalleled collection of Colonial
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Labels Denote Mint’s First Colorized Coins
Professional Coin Grading Service will grade and have special insert labels for colorized 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame clad half dollars and silver dollars issued by the U.S. Mint. These commemorative coins, colorized post-strike are being sold to th
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U.S. Proof Coinage: 1860-1873
With the rise in coin collecting during the mid-1850s, an increasing number of numismatists learned of the proof coins struck by the Philadelphia Mint. Before the year 1858, however, collectors had to obtain their proof coins one at a time as the chi
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Letters
OK, I see people all the time that say “I got this or I got that,” so you can say “Hey, it’s my turn.” I had read about the Basketball coins in one of your mags, and about all there would be offered. Then we got COVID-19 and things changed. So, now w
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