Author Archives: Connor Falk

CFA selects 2018 quarters, Obama medal designs

Collectors got a first look at potential designs for the 2018 America the Beautiful quarters and Obama Presidential medals when the Commission of Fine Arts met June 16. The first quarter design up for consideration was Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National … Continue reading

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Silver medal marks Liberty’s return

Liberty is making a comeback. Gary Marks, former chairman of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, wrote about the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15. “During my tenure as the chairman of the CCAC, I worked hard along with … Continue reading

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Check Coin and Currency set’s note

The United States Mint enjoys throwing curveballs with the Native American Dollar Coin and Currency sets, the most recent of which went on sale June 16. The series 2013 $1 Federal Reserve Notes in the 2016 sets come from different … Continue reading

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Silver Eagle sales take a pause

Orders for silver American Eagle bullion coins are faltering with just 81,000 coins sold between June 8 and June 15. It’s not a lack of supply that’s throttling sales as the Mint announced June 13 it had 1,672,500 silver Eagles … Continue reading

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Dollars, gold wanted at Long Beach

Dealer’s demand for key dates, silver dollars and gold coins made for a wholesale market at Long Beach Expo, which was held June 9-11 in Long Beach, Calif. Matt Crane of L&C Coins, Los Alamitos, Calif., said the show was … Continue reading

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Silver Eagles pass halfway mark

The American Silver Eagle bullion coin has surpassed the halfway mark to beating out 2015’s record year of sales for the popular bullion coin. As of June 8, Authorized Purchasers have ordered 24,246,500 2016-dated silver Eagles. In all of 2015, … Continue reading

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World gold offers lowest premiums

When it comes to gold, buyers will want the lowest premium. So why not try gold world coins and privately minted pieces? Julian Jarvis, owner of Jarvis’ Rare Coins, Greencastle, Ind., said the popular gold Eagle also has the highest … Continue reading

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Gold dollars offer history, challenge

Don’t let the gold dollar coin’s small size fool you. There’s a big appeal to owning a historical and low mintage denomination. Gold dollars were minted from 1849 to 1889. Three different designs were used over that period, all made … Continue reading

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Silver Eagle sales rise in May

Authorized Purchasers’ orders of silver American Eagles rose during the month of May, topping sales totals for March and April. May’s purchases amounted to 4,498,500 silver Eagles, easily besting March’s 4,106,000 and April’s 4,072,000, but falling short of topping February’s … Continue reading

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2016 Coin and Currency Set arrives June 16

Has the Mint learned how to market the annual coin and currency sets? Collectors will know when the third release arrives June 16. The 2016 Native American Dollar Coin and Currency Set will include an enhanced uncirculated 2016-S Native American … Continue reading

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