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Love lost for collector’s ATB 5 oz.

It seems that collectors are losing interest in the America the Beautiful collector’s 5 oz. silver coin series. The latest two issues, Great Sand Dunes and Everglades, saw sales of only 26 and 191 coins, respectively, between Jan. 18 and … Continue reading

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Mint releases Birth, Birthday sets

The 2015 Birth and Happy Birthday sets were released by the United States Mint on Jan. 13. Both sets contain a 2015 Lincoln cent, Jefferson nickel, Roosevelt dime, Kennedy half and an America the Beautiful quarter. It is the Homestead … Continue reading

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Mint sells out 2013 sets – finally

The United States Mint has removed the rest of 2013’s mint and proof sets. Buyers purchased 128,377 America the Beautiful clad quarter sets and 138,451 silver quarter proof sets, as well as 266,729 Presidential dollar proof sets. As for the … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Best year ever for annual forecasts

By Dave Harper I did it. My forecasts for events of 2014 were my best ever. I have been doing these since the early days of the 21st century when all I had to do was forecast gold and silver … Continue reading

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Proof Silver Eagle starts new year

The Mint began sales of the first collector’s coin for the new year, the 2015 proof Silver Eagle, on Jan. 2. Buyers purchased 262,377 coins in just two days of being on sale. Also released, though only for Authorized Purchasers, … Continue reading

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Bullion Silver Eagle breaks record

More products are off sale as both the Mint and collectors look to the 2015 coin releases. The silver American Eagle bullion coin set a record year again on Dec. 31, finally selling out at 44,006,000 coins sold, up 130,500 … Continue reading

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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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