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- Letters to the Editor (08/11/2015) No living person should be on American coinageIn one of the previous issues of Numismatic News, the question was raised about the Presidential dollar series continuing with still living Presidents of the United States. I say no. It has been an Americ...
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Author Archives: Connor Falk
The Mint was on a tear as July ended. It sold 46,000 ounces of gold in a week to Authorized Purchasers to reach a monthly total of 164,500 ounces by July 29. This is more than double the amount for … Continue reading
The secondary market for the Truman Coin and Chronicles set got a second wind in mid-July, taking prices to triple issue price, up from double reported just two weeks ago in the July 28 issue. Where on July 16, ungraded … Continue reading
A weakening gold price has pushed sales of gold American Eagles to their best month yet in 2015. The United States Mint reported July 21 that it had sold 101,000 one-ounce, 6,000 half-ounce, 20,000 quarter-ounce and 95,000 tenth-ounce gold Eagles … Continue reading
The Kennedys showed their lasting popularity July 9 when the United States Mint released the Kennedy Presidential dollar and First Spouse medal set. It went on back order that same day. By July 12, the Mint reported it had sold … Continue reading
The United States Mint released the 28th America the Beautiful quarter, the Blue Ridge Parkway, on June 29, marking the halfway point for the series. As of July 5, collectors ordered 1,890 Philadelphia, 2,004 Denver and 2,954 San Francisco 100-coin … Continue reading
When the United States Mint released the Truman Coin and Chronicles set on June 30, collectors were quick and the sets sold out in 15 minutes. The sets were again offered in very brief sales periods on July 1 and … Continue reading
Despite poor economic news in China, a debt crisis in Puerto Rico and turmoil between Greece and its creditors, the price of gold keeps coming down. It fell from $1,199.90 on June 1 to $1,168 on July 1. “Every day, … Continue reading
The 2015-W Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse gold coin was released by the United States Mint on June 25 to much anticipation. Collectors purchased 4,072 uncirculated and 7,936 proof coins by June 28, placing them on back order. These numbers are … Continue reading
In just 15 minutes, the U.S. Mint reported it had sold out of the Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicles set on June 30, despite the Mint’s 5-sets-per-household order limit. The set had a product limit of 17,000. It contains … Continue reading
John F. Kennedy is now on another denomination: the dollar coin. The United States Mint began accepting orders for the John F. Kennedy Presidential dollar on June 18. Collector response has been swift as they purchased 21,374 Philadelphia and 5,286 … Continue reading