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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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Gold may be a wonderful inflation hedge through the years and the centuries of civilization, but average people need to get through their day-to-day lives and find their next meal when they are hungry. An all-gold investor might find this … Continue reading
Has the time come to replace the commemorative coin template that is presently followed by the United States? Since the late 1990s the government has followed a model of two programs a year. This corrected a problem of too many … Continue reading
There is an old saying about what’s old is new again. Perhaps that is why men are dressing like it is the early 1960s thanks to the popularity of the Mad Men TV series that ran for seven seasons. I … Continue reading
In the first day of sales, the U.S. Mint sold 7,102 proof Jackie Kennedy First Spouse half-ounce $10 gold pieces, according to figures just released. Uncirculated sales were roughly half that number at 3,792. The combined sales total is 10,894, … Continue reading
The first hint of popularity for the Jackie Kennedy First Spouse gold coin became evident not long after the proof and uncirculated coins went on sale yesterday. The proof went on back order in just hours and this morning the uncirculated … Continue reading
Will coin collectors buy Breast Cancer Awareness commemorative coins in 2018 if they are authorized? I know. I am asking for trouble by posing the issue in this fashion. But numismatics is predominantly male and purchase decisions are made along … Continue reading
Demand for 5-ounce America the Beautiful silver bullion coins is only a tiny fraction of demand for the American Eagle silver bullion coin. Nevertheless, it is still significant when supplies are depleted almost as soon as they are offered on … Continue reading
The Mint might have ended its rationing of the silver American Eagle supply because it can keep up with projected demand for them, but sellouts of the 5-ounce America the Beautiful coins seem to be on their way to becoming the … Continue reading
An enthusiastic reader emailed me the news that he had received a 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway quarter in change in Utah. He noted that the Mint is not even selling its Blue Ridge rolls and bags to collectors yet. Obviously, … Continue reading