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Two Mint directors share one opinion

Former Mint directors Philip Diehl and Ed Moy teamed up to advocate abolishing the cent and the dollar bill and striking dollar coins to replace the paper money. Coin collectors have seen this movie before. It is nice when a … Continue reading

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Savvy silver buyers might want to collect these

Now might just be the best time ever to collect modern commemorative silver dollars that have been issued since 1983 by the U.S. Mint. A flyer came my way in the mail. In it was an offering of mixed groups … Continue reading

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What do you say when the news didn’t flash?

Since the Internet became a part of our lives, we assume everybody learns everything almost as soon as it happens. Have you found yourself thinking that as I have? An email that I received yesterday should make us all do … Continue reading

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Time runs out on Limited Edition set

You snooze, you lose. That saying is often true. In this case, it applies to the sellout of the Mint’s latest offer. The United States Mint Limited Edition 2017 Silver Proof Set went on sale Oct. 5. It is no … Continue reading

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It’s all about those mintage and population numbers

When I was a kid, I learned that rarity and condition were the two factors that determined value. Very old coins could be common because they are numerous. Modern coins can be rare because few were made, or the mintage … Continue reading

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How many new collectors will we attract?

News of rare pennies from 1982 and 1983 continues to go round the Internet. That pleases me. It has been a good year for Numismatic News. We were the first to report the discovery of the first copper 1983-D cent, … Continue reading

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At last a new Mint director to be appointed?

How do we get a new Mint director and an old one at the same time? President Donald Trump has found the answer by expressing his intention to fill the chair at the Mint that has been vacant since early … Continue reading

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Not yet time to throw coins away

What is the future of coins? Will we soon be without them? An impatient reader reverses the questions to ask why we still make so many. Consider a recent email sent to me by Dom Cicio. “Just read your article … Continue reading

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Dollars to embody flesh and blood

When you think of World War I, what do you think of? Perhaps the Peace dollar comes to mind. It was a design to mark the end of fighting. It was introduced in 1921, three years after the Nov. 11, … Continue reading

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When will silver and gold Eagles fly again?

I jumped the gun eight days ago when I proclaimed bad silver American Eagle sales. They were bad. They stayed bad. I wanted to mention it first. Others waited for the calendar to say October has arrived. The financial press … Continue reading

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