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- Letters to the Editor (08/11/2015) No living person should be on American coinageIn one of the previous issues of Numismatic News, the question was raised about the Presidential dollar series continuing with still living Presidents of the United States. I say no. It has been an Americ...
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The Mint was on a tear as July ended. It sold 46,000 ounces of gold in a week to Authorized Purchasers to reach a monthly total of 164,500 ounces by July 29. This is more than double the amount for … Continue reading
A weakening gold price has pushed sales of gold American Eagles to their best month yet in 2015. The United States Mint reported July 21 that it had sold 101,000 one-ounce, 6,000 half-ounce, 20,000 quarter-ounce and 95,000 tenth-ounce gold Eagles … Continue reading
The Kennedys showed their lasting popularity July 9 when the United States Mint released the Kennedy Presidential dollar and First Spouse medal set. It went on back order that same day. By July 12, the Mint reported it had sold … Continue reading
The United States Mint released the 28th America the Beautiful quarter, the Blue Ridge Parkway, on June 29, marking the halfway point for the series. As of July 5, collectors ordered 1,890 Philadelphia, 2,004 Denver and 2,954 San Francisco 100-coin … Continue reading
The 2015-W Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse gold coin was released by the United States Mint on June 25 to much anticipation. Collectors purchased 4,072 uncirculated and 7,936 proof coins by June 28, placing them on back order. These numbers are … Continue reading
John F. Kennedy is now on another denomination: the dollar coin. The United States Mint began accepting orders for the John F. Kennedy Presidential dollar on June 18. Collector response has been swift as they purchased 21,374 Philadelphia and 5,286 … Continue reading
A continuing trend so far in June shows Authorized Purchasers increasing their orders for gold bullion American Eagle coins. As of June 17, investors purchased 33,500 one-ounce, 1,000 half-ounce, 6,000 quarter-ounce and 50,000 tenth-ounce gold Eagles. With a total of … Continue reading
With a drop in the price of silver and gold collectors are ditching coins containing the precious metals while investors are buying them up. Sales of bullion American Buffalo and Eagle coins rose dramatically between June 3 and June 10. … Continue reading
The United States Mint has reported it sold just 2,023,500 one-ounce silver American Eagles in May. This amounts to a 29 percent decrease in sales from April, the previous worst month in 2015 for sales of the coin. Gold American … Continue reading
May could become the worst month of the year for bullion coin sales. As of May 27, Authorized Purchasers had ordered just 9,500 one-ounce, 2,000 half-ounce, 6,000 quarter- ounce and 30,000 tenth-ounce gold American Eagles. They also acquired 7,000 one-ounce … Continue reading