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Let’s take a chapter from our national past and start dollar throwing contests for coin collectors. Our first President, George Washington, in addition to admitting cutting down a cherry tree, also supposedly threw a dollar across the Potomac River, or … Continue reading
Chicago is an important location in the numismatic field. This is demonstrated most clearly by suburban Schaumburg, Ill., being the permanent home of the annual Central States Numismatic Society convention. This convention gets under way next week on April 26 with … Continue reading
I was surprised to receive a 2009-D Professional Life Lincoln cent in my change yesterday. Even eight years after the four special designs of that year began to be struck at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, I am startled when I see … Continue reading
After 12 years, the Langbord family’s attempt to regain possession of 10 1933 $20 gold pieces has come to an end. The Supreme Court said it will not hear an appeal. The Aug. 1, 2016, ruling for the government by … Continue reading
I was looking around the Mint’s redesigned website this morning. Take a look at it. It is worth a visit. Naturally, I wanted to be able to find the areas that I need to look at regularly. It is also … Continue reading
A coin design competition begins May 1 to find a design for the four 2019 Apollo 11 anniversary commemorative coins. I say design because it is literally a search for one design to be used on the obverses of all … Continue reading
Roger W. Burdette has written a new book. The intrepid researcher has titled it, United States Proof Coins 1936-1942. What a rich vein of information he has mined. When I was a kid ordering my first proof sets from the … Continue reading
It is time for the U.S. Mint to create a new sales policy. Any offer of anything it makes during the first week of availability should be limited to one to a customer. That’s it. It should be automatic. There … Continue reading
Adding a “P” mintmark to the Philadelphia cent of 2017 should increase demand for the coin, right? Wrong. So far the opposite has happened. Production in the first three months of 2017 is actually lower. The U.S. Mint reports that … Continue reading