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Modern Commemorative Coins

Commemorative coins are where it’s at, and now you can make smart decisions regarding modern commemoratives with this popular coin guide. And you can save an extra 10%!BUY NOW! Continue reading

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Vicksburg on sale; no Olympic sellout

When America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver coins first hit the market at the end of 2010, folks complained they couldn’t get their hands on them. Not so any more. These days a new variation is hitting the market about every 10 days. Different images, different years, different finishes. Continue reading

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USB Digital Microscope

When was the last time you treated yourself to a multi-purpose coin collecting device? Now’s the time, and the USB Digital Microscope is the tool.BUY NOW!
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Commem designs rated best, worst

The old commemorative half dollars of yesteryear, issued between 1892 and 1954 were an eclectic bunch of silver coins to say the least. These coins are all the same standard size as our half dollar today, all had the same weight and fineness and were legal tender. Just a handful of them ever ended up in circulation or were spent because they were originally sold at a premium to pay for historical celebrations or monuments. Continue reading

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Revive gold $1 coin as commem?

Whatever might be done with limiting the numbers of future U.S. commemorative coin programs, I think the time has come to alter the present program’s coin template. Since the Statue of Liberty program of 1986, basic commemorative coin offerings have been the $5 gold piece, the silver dollar and the clad half dollar. Many programs have been exclusively silver dollars, and once in a rare while a silver half dollar has been authorized. Continue reading

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Dollar dialog sways choice

A “healthy dialog” with U.S. Mint staff took place before the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee endorsed designs for a silver dollar coin and Congressional gold medal. And that’s exactly what the CCAC was hoping for when it submitted its report on excellence in U.S. coin design at the end of last year. Continue reading

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It’s a problem no matter the name

We asked last week whether the Mint was striking too many commemoratives. I found myself winnowing out many of the responses that went beyond commemoratives to say that the Mint was striking too many coins for collectors whether commemorative or any other description. Continue reading

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CFA backs clear designs

Designs for a silver dollar coin commemorating the legacy of the United States Infantry and for a Congressional gold medal honoring three groups of Japanese American soldiers who served in World War II were endorsed recently by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. Continue reading

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Krause Publications Releases Modern Commemorative Coins

In recent years, the state quarter program and rise of Internet coin trading has created increased demand for modern commemorative coins. Author Eric Jordan describes the process by which collectors and investors can find correctly-priced coins of this nature in his new book, Modern Commemorative Coins, now available from Krause Publications. Continue reading

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