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- Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016) Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite a surprise to me. Although I had the past honor to serve as the chairman of ...
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After the 2016-W gold Centennial Mercury dime had a stunning sellout April 21 within an hour, the Mint has since audited sales and the total orders have dropped. As of May 1, 119,920 coins were reported sold. In its previous … Continue reading
Two highly anticipated Mint products arrived the week of April 18 to 22 and sales data shows collectors were buying gold coins in earnest. The 2016 silver proof set went on sale April 18. As a cornerstone of the set … Continue reading
A number of new coins and coin sets have arrived at the U.S. Mint. First up is the 2016 Presidential dollar uncirculated set, released March 29 and saw 23,091 sets purchased. Next up is the 2016 quarters uncirculated set, which … Continue reading
In with the new, out with the old for proof gold Eagles. March 17 marked the first day of sales for the 2016 proof gold Eagles, supplanting the 2015-dated versions which have been pulled from the Mint website. As of … Continue reading
The 2016 Patricia Nixon First Spouse gold coin began sales Feb. 18. The United State Mint reports 686 uncirculated and 1,159 proof coins were purchased by collectors from release to Feb. 21. It is the first of three issues for … Continue reading
Feb. 23 marked the return of the 2016 America the Beautiful clad quarter proof set at the Mint. The set released Jan. 11 but was pulled later that day. The Mint announced the image on the set packaging for the … Continue reading
Sales of the Shawnee America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver bullion coin are the best for the coin series since 2011. The United States Mint reports that 75,000 coins have been sold to Authorized Purchasers. This total puts the coin as … Continue reading
The silver three-cent piece was on its way out by 1870. The idea of a silver three-cent piece had been an interesting one based not on need but rather finding some coin which could circulate. This was due to some … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc Why was the Hobby Protection Act enacted? Replica coins and bank notes are not meant to deceive, but to be sold as souvenirs or examples. Too many entry-level collectors were purchasing these without understanding these replicas are … Continue reading