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Mint reopens Baseball dollar sales

In a suprise move Dec. 16, the Mint reopened sales of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame silver dollar since its sellout in early April. The Mint said that some 3,500 were available across the uncirculated and proof options. Buyers  … Continue reading

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Coins go off sale as year wraps up

The year is coming to a close and the Mint is closing out sales on many coins and sets. Most notably, the Baseball Hall of Fame clad proof half dollar is sold out, with 249,049 coins taken since its release. … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Issue color commemorative notes

By Curt Wood Good ideas rarely gain immediate acceptance. New schemes such as the telephone and the automobile and space travel, and yes, even Disneyland, were once scorned by timid skeptics who just couldn’t see their way past the status … Continue reading

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Rushmore ATB quarter comes off sale

The last of the 2013 America the Beautiful (ATB) quarters, the Mount Rushmore  National Memorial quarter, is off sale. Collectors bought 3,059 Philadelphia, 3,052 Denver and 6,611 San Francisco 100-coin bags. In addition, they purchased 10,666 two-roll (P+D) sets, 7,245 … Continue reading

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Holiday buying lifts Mint product sales

Holiday gift buying is likely pushing up sales of traditional collector favorites like proof sets. This week, the 2014 clad sales number rose by 20,653 to reach 580,325. The 2014 Presidential dollar proof set  added another 6,375 to its running … Continue reading

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Marketing sold Stone Mountain half

The Stone Mountain Memorial half dollar is a coin that might very well not get approved today. It was a different era and people viewed things differently than we do today. That is not to excuse anything, or to draw … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Honor Apollo 11 landing with coin

By Michael A. Olson The 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 lunar landing will occur in 2019. At the time of this writing, Congress has not passed legislation for either of the two open commemorative coin programs … Continue reading

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Rationed silver Eagles return to market

As rationing silver American Eagles begins again, the Mint has managed to sell a small amount. On Nov. 17 and Nov. 18, 1,310,000 silver Eagles were sold, bringing the November total so far to 2,570,000. The 2014 Baseball Hall of … Continue reading

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Vote online for the Coin of the Year

Have you ever wondered how you would perform as a member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee selecting designs for use on American coinage? Would your opinions match those of other experts? Would you find yourself alone in your opinions? … Continue reading

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Most 1929 half eagles melted down

If you go back to 1929, you find that the 1929 Indian Head half eagle had a fairly large 662,000 mintage. Under normal conditions, that would make its VF-20 prices today about $390. After all, since 1908, there were 17 … Continue reading

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