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- Letters to the Editor (March 1, 2016) Mint makes fast delivery of flawless Twain coinJust for the record, I received notification from the U.S. Mint that my Mark Twain silver dollar coin had been shipped on Feb. 2. It arrived Feb. 6. Four days. It must be some kind of record.The coin ...
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Numismatics made the front page of the “Wall Street Journal” yesterday. Examined was the collecting of fancy serial numbers on U.S. paper money. These numbers are sequences in ascending or descending order, solid numbers of all one digit and things … Continue reading
No more mail orders will be accepted by the U.S. Mint after Sept. 30, 2016. The announcement was made this morning just as I began writing my morning blog. After that date, only online orders and telephone orders will be … Continue reading
With immediate sellouts being the exception, collectors have gotten used to the fact that many standard Mint products seem to be around for something close to forever. Don’t have the $31.95 for a proof set at the ready? No worries. … Continue reading
It would be no surprise to me if bullion investors would simply want to forget this year’s market results. I have begun to look forward to 2016. Next year will bring the fifth anniversaries of the highs for both gold … Continue reading
The end of the Presidential dollar series occurs next year. Will it be with a bang or a whimper? We know there will be a Coin and Chronicles set honoring Ronald Reagan with a reverse proof Presidential dollar in it. … Continue reading
This year has been a speculator’s paradise for new issues from the U.S. Mint. Last week’s quick sellout of the proof platinum $100 issue turned a few wheels in my brain. Every Mint sellout requires a cash outlay by buyers. … Continue reading
The U.S. Mint has won the Coin of the Year competition for its 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame copper-nickel clad half dollar. Votes of an international panel of judges were tabulated yesterday following the cutoff of submissions Dec. 6. The … Continue reading
Should I be happy or sad that sales of 2015 American Eagle silver one-ounce coins have set a record? The current sales total of 44,850,000 exceeds last year’s record of 44,006,000. This week the Mint has another 1,075,000 pieces to … Continue reading
American Numismatic Association President Jeff Garrett has set himself the worthy goal of increasing the membership of the organization. With numbers currently sitting around 25,000, the organization would benefit by getting a boost. After all, what 25,000 dues-paying supporters can … Continue reading