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Roosevelt dollar and medal set released

Sales of the Roosevelt Presidential Dollar and First Spouse Medal Set began Oct. 21, with buyers purchasing 1,464 sets as of Oct. 26. That figure is already 330 more than the Hoover set, which came out the week before. Also … Continue reading

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Arches 5-ounce outsells Shenandoah

The U.S. Mint reports that as of Oct. 19, the Arches 5-ounce silver collector coin has outsold the previous release, the Shenandoah 5-ounce coin. Buyers have purchased 26,923 Arches coins compared to Shenandoah’s sales of 26,916. Both are still available. … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: It’s OK if Mint loses money on cent, nickel

By John Esposito It has recently occurred to me that by being a coin collector, I am a member of a schizophrenic community. For every voice ranting about fiat money there is another voice saying we should stop minting the … Continue reading

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Harding $250 coin boxes are sold out

The Mint has reported that the Harding $250 Presidential dollar Philadelphia box is sold out and the Denver box may soon follow. From its release to its reported off sale date, buyers purchased 6,995 units. The Denver offering will likely … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: First Washington quarters rationed

By Richard Giedroyc Was there any public interest in the 1932 Washington quarters when they were released? The public announcement of the coins as commemoratives set off a buying boom. When they were issued on Aug 1, 1932, the banks … Continue reading

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October bullion sales start off big

October’s bullion sales in just the first week are impressive after a strong showing in September. Silver American Eagles saw purchases in the first week of October at 2,250,000, well over half the total September sales amount of 4,140,000. Gold … Continue reading

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Ready to buy or sell on 2016 date?

Some collectors are already anticipating the prospects of 2016 U.S. Mint reproductions of 1916 designs. But rather than spending nearly two years just waiting around, now might be the time to actually collect the original Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter … Continue reading

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Potential seen in 1935 Peace dollar

Normally speaking, there would not be a lot of attention paid to the 1935 Peace dollar. In fact, the main claim to fame of the 1935 Peace dollar is that it, along with the 1935-S, were the last Peace dollars … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Plastic coin issue might be first – or not

By Richard Giedroyc Transdniester recently issued coins made of plastic. Are they really the first government to issue coins of this material as they claim to be? When you say “first government,” that becomes questionable. Keeling Cocos was established by … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Mint sales at show created interest

By Bruce R. Frohman The U.S. Mint deserves a big thank you for kicking off sales of the new proof Kennedy gold commemorative coins at the American Numismatic Association convention in Rosemont, Ill.  The event brought a lot of attention … Continue reading

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