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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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The Early American Coppers (EAC) club will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a convention April 19-23 at the Doubletree Hotel, 237 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. It will be open to the public. Admission is free. The EAC now has … Continue reading
A re-election bid to the American Numismatic Association board of governors has been announced by retired Army colonel and full-time coin dealer Steven Ellsworth. If elected he said he will continue to development the long-term gifting and development programs to … Continue reading
Four-coin sets proved to be the most popular sales option when the 2017 proof gold American Eagle collector coins were put on sale March 2 by the U.S. Mint. The Mint’s March 5 statistical sales report shows that 4,959 sets … Continue reading
Coin collectors didn’t exactly go on a buyer’s strike last year, but the Mint’s fiscal year 2016 annual report shows a sharp drop in collector purchases. Sales of collector coins dropped 22.7 percent to $413 million. In consequence, profits dropped … Continue reading
Storing precious metals in safe deposit boxes is a common practice. In general, valuables in safe deposit storage are much safer from theft than if they were stored at home or work. However, there are drawbacks. 1. Safe deposit boxes … Continue reading
It’s all about money, not only the money on display, but the cost of putting on that display as well. The future of Sweden’s Royal Coin Cabinet is in question. The Kungliga Myntkabinettet, as it is called in Swedish, has … Continue reading
More than 500 people attended the 54th annual coin show of the International Coin Club of El Paso, Texas, held Feb. 10-12 at the El Maida Shriner Hall. Retiring bourse chairman and club past President John Grost commented, “Most of … Continue reading
The ever popular silver American Eagle proof collector coin is slated to go on sale March 23 at the U.S. Mint. Struck in West Point and carrying the “W” mintmark, the one-ounce coin is expected to be priced similarly to … Continue reading
Two hundred years ago, Britain reintroduced the gold sovereign as part of the Great Recoinage of 1816. To mark the 200th anniversary of the rebirth of this coin, the Royal Mint has released a special 2017 edition. The reverse designs … Continue reading