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- Letters to the Editor (08/11/2015) No living person should be on American coinageIn one of the previous issues of Numismatic News, the question was raised about the Presidential dollar series continuing with still living Presidents of the United States. I say no. It has been an Americ...
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Mass marketer or niche product producer, the Mint bounces back and forth between these two very different marketing approaches like a circus performer on a tightrope. Yesterday, from its mass marketing pole, the Mint set off and sold another 1,221,500 … Continue reading
Silver American Eagle one-ounce bullion coins were put back on sale by the U.S. Mint yesterday. The Mint had run out of the coins in early July. It took almost three weeks to build up a supply of 3 million … Continue reading
Government overreach is not a problem that happens only in the United States. The latest example of this is in Germany with a proposed amendment to its Protection of Cultural Heritage law. Alarmed, Ursula Kampmann of CoinsWeekly has spearheaded an … Continue reading
Is the sagging price of silver becoming a sore point for anyone? When I checked the Kitco website this morning, silver was trading for $14.46 a troy ounce. This is down from roughly $48 in April 2011. At today’s price, … Continue reading
Private firms offering numismatic items to people who know nothing about the field have been commonplace for many years. Every so often a reader will send me examples of these offers for my information. Yesterday two such communications came my … Continue reading
Many collectors have ordered coins from the U.S. Mint over the years and upon receipt simply stored them in the original mailer. I have done that, especially with commemorative coins. There really is no album for them, so they end … Continue reading
The silver American Eagle bullion coin is probably the most widely followed coin issue of the United States Mint. Is there a collector in the land who does not own one? Only quick sellouts of things like the Truman Coin … Continue reading
Collectors of U.S. coins might have to say thank you to China. Why? Read on. Expectations are building among coin collectors about next year’s U.S. Mint offering of gold Mercury dimes, Standing Liberty quarters and Walking Liberty half dollars. The … Continue reading
Silver American Eagle bullion coins will be put back on sale by the U.S. Mint on July 27, 20 days after the July 7 notice was sent saying that it had run out of the coins. The Mint’s rationing system, … Continue reading