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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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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
Sales began yesterday for the John F. Kennedy Presidential dollar. The portrait on the coin shows him looking down and to the viewer’s left. Many collectors don’t like it. Will this translate into fewer sales of the various products the … Continue reading
The victor in the 1815 Battle of New Orleans has won again even as a campaign to put a woman on U.S. paper money is also victorious. Andrew Jackson was targeted for removal from the $20 Federal Reserve Note by … Continue reading
I was startled this morning when I checked the www.coinflation.com website to see that the prices of copper and nickel dropped rather sharply. Copper was down 9.9 cents to $2.5983 a pound and nickel was down 31.07 cents to $5.7372 … Continue reading
This week the Numismatic News poll question asked whether the Presidential coin series should include all Presidents, not just those who are deceased. Respondents have been active in emailing me their opinions elaborating on their online votes. There are strong feelings. I … Continue reading