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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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Coin Clinic: Bicentennial Lincolns missing ‘VDB’ initials

By Richard Giedroyc Five years later it is unusual to find any 2009 Lincoln cent coins. On the lower right shoulder of the 2009 Formative Years standard front [obverse] Lincoln cent is VDB. Is this common? I cannot find the … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Kids can collect circulating coins

By Mark Johnson Patrick Montrose makes some good points in his “Viewpoint” column regarding the graying of our hobby. I too see more gray hairs at our coin club meetings and wonder how to get kids interested. I believe there … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Commemorate Apollo 11 moon landing

On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 lunar module touched down on the moon, putting mankind on its surface. A short time later, astronaut Neil Armstrong took those first steps onto its surface, saying, “That’s one small step for [a] … Continue reading

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Everglades ATB quarter released Nov. 3

The Everglades National Park quarter, the final America the Beautiful quarter for 2014, released Nov. 3. As of Nov. 9, collectors purchased 988 Philadelphia (P), 950 Denver (D) and 2,646 San Francisco (S) 100-coin bags. They also bought 7,349 two-roll … Continue reading

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Everglades bullion 5-ounce sells 22,000

The first weekly sales report of the 2014 Everglades 5-ounce silver bullion coin indicates that 22,000 have been purchased. This places the coin well over sales of the previous release, the Great Sand Dunes, currently at 16,400. Sales of the … Continue reading

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