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2016 quarter proof sets to return

The 2016 clad quarter proof set will go back on sale Feb. 23 after being pulled due to a packaging design error. The $14.95 set briefly released Jan. 11 but sales were ended later that day. A statement from the … Continue reading

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What’s in a date on a national?

By Peter Huntoon The key date associated with the organization of a national bank was not the date of charter, but rather the date of organization, defined as the day when the last of the organizers signed their organization certificate … Continue reading

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Mercanti designs Aussie eagle

Since early 2014 Australia’s Perth Mint has been issuing a series of coins celebrating the country’s largest bird-of-prey: the Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax). When it comes to depicting eagles on coins the U.S. Mint has more than a little experience. … Continue reading

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Stack’s expands gold trading operations

Stack’s Bowers Galleries has announced the return of Richard Gonzales as its Director of Gold Trading. Gonzales has over 30 years of experience in numismatics, precious metals and generic gold. Amandeep Jassal, numismatist and gold trader, also has returned to … Continue reading

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Mark Twain silver dollar coins released

The 2016 Mark Twain silver dollar coins have finally arrived as orders began Feb. 1. The Mint estimates around 23,900 proof and 9,600 uncirculated coins were purchased in the first day of sales. The coins were to be released Jan. … Continue reading

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Mint ups 5-ounce coin production

The U.S. Mint will double down on 2016 5-ounce silver coin production. While it limited mintages to 65,000 for each of the five 2015 America the Beautiful designs, it plans to mint 150,000 of each 2016 design. The mintage will … Continue reading

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New London silver fix needs fixing

Amid complaints that the previous London silver fix mechanism was flawed, a new IOSCO-compliant system was implemented in April 2015. The claim was that the new process would be technically driven, manipulation-resistant, comprehensive, and transparent. Now, 10 months later, it … Continue reading

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GAO leaves coin questions to Mint

If you are like me, you often find yourself listening to an oldies radio station that replays the hits of half a century ago. In its own way, the U.S. Mint is replaying its hit of 1965 when it found … Continue reading

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Coin counterfeiters met with death

Was counterfeiting coins ever a capital offense in the United States? Benjamin Franklin used the slogan “to counterfeit is death” on Colonial paper money  and he printed it for a reason. George Washington demanded David Farnsworth and John Blair, two … Continue reading

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Won’t sell coins except for medicine

My name is Turner Jones. I live on Beaver Island, Mich. I am 14 years old and I love to collect coins and bank notes. I am proud of myself for getting into coin collecting. Coin collecting is soothing to … Continue reading

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