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- Letters to the Editor (November 15, 2016) Couple errors appear in Draped Bust half feature There is one very important error in Bob Julian’s otherwise nice article on Draped Bust half cents in the Oct. 18 issue of Numismatic News. He says of the 1805s, “one variety is missing the stems and specimens bring high prices, $6,000 in Very Fine being the book ...
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The 2016 Mark Twain silver dollar coins have finally arrived as orders began Feb. 1. The Mint estimates around 23,900 proof and 9,600 uncirculated coins were purchased in the first day of sales. The coins were to be released Jan. … Continue reading
2016 gold and silver Eagle bullion coin sales at United States Mint have seen their best showing in January since 2013 in total ounces. As of Jan. 27, gold Eagle sales amounted to a total of 124,000 ounces sold across … Continue reading
The 2016 Mark Twain gold $5 coins have arrived, but collectors will need to wait for the Twain silver dollars. The United States Mint released the Twain gold $5 coins on Jan. 14 as scheduled. Collectors purchased 2,990 uncirculated and … Continue reading
Demand for bullion coins has spilled over from 2015 and into 2016. The United States Mint began taking Authorized Purchasers’ orders for silver and gold Eagles plus gold Buffalo bullion coins on Jan. 11. As of Jan. 13, buyers ordered … Continue reading
The 2015 $100 American Liberty high relief gold coin is unavailable at the United States Mint as of Jan. 3. Since its release on July 30, 2015, buyers have purchased a total of 49,211 coins out of a 50,000 mintage … Continue reading
From Dec. 21 to Dec. 31, a total of 22 U.S. Mint products went off sale. Items no longer available at the Mint are noted here with asterisks. Just one, the 2015 Kennedy Presidential Dollar and First Spouse Medal set, … Continue reading
At the end of each year, the United States Mint begins wrapping up certain coin sales, such as the year’s commemoratives as well as past year’s mint and proof sets. The 2014 silver proof set has been pulled, with buyers … Continue reading
The final sales total for the American Eagle silver one-ounce bullion coin is in. As of Dec. 16, the United States Mint reports Authorized Purchasers ordered 47 million coins in 2015, setting a new record. The first new record was … Continue reading
The final America the Beautiful design for 2015, the Saratoga National Historical Park quarter, was released Nov. 30. Collectors purchased 1,962 Philadelphia, 2,049 Denver and 3,215 San Francisco 100-coin bags, 7,275 Philadelphia and Denver two-roll sets, 3,206 San Francisco 40-coin … Continue reading