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- Letters to the Editor (April 4, 2017) Drug store ad features 2017 cent without mintmark A few weeks ago Numismatic News asked its readers if they would be looking out for the new 2017-P cents, the first Philadelphia cent to have the “P” mintmark. I was thinking, yes, I would be looking out for them, but more so I’d be looking out for ...
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If you are watching 2017 America the Beautiful five-coin silver proof sets, you will notice something odd. This week’s total of 50,024 is 3,535 fewer than last week’s figure. In percentage terms, that’s quite a large adjustment. Could there have … Continue reading
I finally had to move the 2016 commemoratives off the page as the Boys Town coins have arrived. They take up a lot of space. Fortunately, all sales numbers from last year’s commemoratives remained the same as last week with … Continue reading
Bullion sales began slowly in March. In fact, the pace is so lackadaisical that no gold Buffalo coins have yet been sold this month. I have left February numbers in the space. For Eagles, figures for both gold and silver … Continue reading
Bullion Eagles are crashing. February sales took a sharp fall. Silver American Eagles in the month saw sales drop by 75 percent from February 2016. The 1,215,000 number compares to 4,782,000 a year ago. Gold Eagles dropped, too, but by … Continue reading
What do you make of a week when the most exciting sales number at the U.S. Mint is the 3,698 additional 2016 uncirculated coin sets that were sold? Dull, right? Nevertheless, there simply was not much excitement. The silver proof … Continue reading
With the accounting pinball machine bouncing numbers around, programs that have ended I am reluctant to remove from this report. Therefore, the 2017 Lions silver dollar has been put below the Mark Twain and National Park Service figures. In the … Continue reading
If there was any excitement in bullion Eagle sales this week it was probably due to the platinum version. The Mint has sold 20,000, which equals the sales figure for all of 2016. What’s more, last year the platinum coin … Continue reading
Bullion is moving this week. It is about the only thing that is. Looking at the other sales numbers might put you to sleep. Bullion coin buyers padded the monthly silver American Eagle numbers by 825,000. This puts demand fulfillment … Continue reading
Was there any evidence of end-of-year cherry-picking of new issues going off sale that might prove to be scarce? Indeed there was. The National Park Service commemoratives saw interest in two pieces. Sales of the uncirculated gold $5 jumped by … Continue reading