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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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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
Authorized Purchasers are holding back their orders for gold bullion coins. Just 1,000 American Buffalo and 500 American Eagle gold one-ounce bullion coins were sold between May 13 and May 20. With 6,500 total ounces of gold purchased the week … Continue reading
One of the main reasons that the 1921-D does not get the attention it deserves is that while low mintage at 208,000 pieces, it was joined that year by the Philadelphia 1921 Walking Liberty half dollar which had a mintage … Continue reading
The United States Mint released the long-anticipated March of Dimes three-coin set May 4. Buyers were quick to order their sets as the Mint reports 69,050 sets were sold by May 10. The set went off sale two days later. … Continue reading
The United States Mint began sales of the 2015 uncirculated coin set April 27, with 144,137 sets sold between its release and the May 3 deadline of this reporting period. The Kisatchie 5-ounce silver collector’s coin went on sale April … Continue reading
The United States Mint reported it has temporarily sold out of the Kisatchie 5-ounce silver bullion coin. Going on sale mid-April, Authorized Purchasers have already ordered 30,000 coins with more available on May 4. Rolls and bags of the Kisatchie … Continue reading
The 1873 two-cent piece was to be the final year for the coin series with a mintage of just proofs, the number estimated at 1,100 pieces although we cannot be absolutely certain. It was an unusual end for a denomination … Continue reading
The United States Mint has once again released an Eisenhower dollar. The Ike Presidential dollar went on sale April 13 with 29,051 Philadelphia and 26,869 Denver 25-coin rolls, 752 Philadelphia and 731 Denver 100-coin bags and 2,806 Philadelphia and 2,468 … Continue reading