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Mark Twain silver dollar coins released

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

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GAO leaves coin questions to Mint

If you are like me, you often find yourself listening to an oldies radio station that replays the hits of half a century ago. In its own way, the U.S. Mint is replaying its hit of 1965 when it found … Continue reading

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Coin counterfeiters met with death

Was counterfeiting coins ever a capital offense in the United States? Benjamin Franklin used the slogan “to counterfeit is death” on Colonial paper money  and he printed it for a reason. George Washington demanded David Farnsworth and John Blair, two … Continue reading

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2016 Eagle bullion start best since 2013

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

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Twain gold coins on sale, silver delayed

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

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Heavy demand for bullion marks 2016

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

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2015 high relief gold coin nears sell out

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

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End for silver Eagles, commems, sets

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

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Mint begins yearly coin sales exodus

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

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Silver Eagle sees 47 million sold in 2015

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

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