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Gold collector, bullion coins hot

Two highly anticipated Mint products arrived the week of April 18 to 22 and sales data shows collectors were buying gold coins in earnest. The 2016 silver proof set went on sale April 18. As a cornerstone of the set … Continue reading

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Mint releases plethora of product

A number of new coins and coin sets have arrived at the U.S. Mint. First up is the 2016 Presidential dollar uncirculated set, released March 29 and saw 23,091 sets purchased. Next up is the 2016 quarters uncirculated set, which … Continue reading

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2016 proof gold Eagles enter market

In with the new, out with the old for proof gold Eagles. March 17 marked the first day of sales for the 2016 proof gold Eagles, supplanting the 2015-dated versions which have been pulled from the Mint website. As of … Continue reading

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Nixon First Spouse gold coin arrives

The 2016 Patricia Nixon First Spouse gold coin began sales Feb. 18. The United State Mint reports 686 uncirculated and 1,159 proof coins were purchased by collectors from release to Feb. 21. It is the first of three issues for … Continue reading

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2016 quarter proof set back on sale

Feb. 23 marked the return of the 2016 America the Beautiful clad quarter proof set at the Mint. The set released Jan. 11 but was pulled later that day. The Mint announced the image on the set packaging for the … Continue reading

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Shawnee 5 oz. sales best since 2011

Sales of the Shawnee America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver bullion coin are the best for the coin series since 2011. The United States Mint reports that 75,000 coins have been sold to Authorized Purchasers. This total puts the coin as … Continue reading

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Go with higher grade 1870 3-cent

The silver three-cent piece was on its way out by 1870. The idea of a silver three-cent piece had been an interesting one based not on need but rather finding some coin which could circulate. This was due to some … Continue reading

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Copies and fakes create problems

By Richard Giedroyc Why was the Hobby Protection Act enacted? Replica coins and bank notes are not meant to deceive, but to be sold as souvenirs or examples. Too many entry-level collectors were purchasing these without understanding these replicas are … Continue reading

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Add another fan of keeping the cent

By Robert Matitia It has been interesting to read about the almost exhausting debate that has been featured in the pages of many numismatic periodicals, including Numismatic News, regarding the conundrum of whether “to abolish the cent or not to … Continue reading

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Rooting for the U.S. team in Berlin

It was good to see U.S. Mint staff in Berlin to attend the World Money Fair. I would like to think picking up the Coin of the Year Award provided at least some incentive for Rhett Jeppson, the principal deputy … Continue reading

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