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Eagle box tape shows mint of origin

Between 2011 and 2014, the San Francisco Mint facility supplemented production of silver American Eagles otherwise struck at West Point; yet despite lacking a telltale mintmark, the certification services have been able to encapsulate these coins identifying which mint made … Continue reading

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Note lurked in someone’s collection for years

By Peter Huntoon This $20 Series of 1934C has a back printed from late-finished macro plate 204. It is the first reported 1934C with such a back and went by unsold in a Heritage Auction last year. Plate 204 has … Continue reading

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Silver Eagles signal possible renewed growth

Analysts at Commerzbank recently described the August U.S. Mint report for gold coin products as being subdued, yet on Sept. 6 the Mint reported selling out its inventory of silver American Eagles. Mint gold coin sales fell to a four-month … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Tired of Mint State? Try lowball coins

By Mike Walker For those who believe the only way to collect coins is to always be hunting for the highest grade and quality, I would suggest that you can have the same amount of enjoyment and intrigue building your … Continue reading

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Scouts crowd California program

The Numismatic Association of Southern California, in conjunction with the sponsorship of the American Numismatic Association, hosted its ninth annual Scout Coin Collecting Merit Badge Workshop on Aug. 25 at the Golden State Coin Show in Arcadia, Calif. Fifty-four scouts … Continue reading

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Supplies of Lamarr medal dwindle

Supplies of the 49th medal in a series issued by the Jewish-American Hall of Fame depicting legendary 1940s Hollywood movie star Hedy Lamarr are running out. The limited edition two-inch, three-ounce medal is designed by Eugene Daub. There were 120 … Continue reading

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Let average people strike first coin

Everybody knows what a first strike ceremony is. The bigwigs gather around a coin press. The guest of honor pushes a button, and the very first coin of a new design is made. The United States Mint should alter this … Continue reading

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Eagle sales stopped temporarily

It is catch-up time at the U.S. Mint. A surge in demand for silver American Eagle bullion coins exhausted the Mint’s supply on hand. On Sept. 6, the Mint issued a statement saying the sales halt was temporary. The coining … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Interest in ‘S’ proof Eagle plummets

Weekly sales of 2018-S proof silver American Eagles declined by three-quarters compared to last week. Just 5,006 were taken by buyers. As low as this number is, sales of the 2018-W proof silver Eagle were lower still at 2,692. However … Continue reading

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Gold leads Heritage results

Results achieved by Heritage Auctions for its Sept. 6-9 Signature Sale of U.S. coins in Long Beach, Calif., came in at just under $6 million. When I joined the Numismatic News staff in 1978, $1 million in sale results would … Continue reading

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