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Tag Archives: silver coins
Collector demand for the two-coin silver American Eagle “S” proof set slowed dramatically this week. Buyers grabbed just 21,619 additional sets, bringing the running total on the Mint’s sales odometer to 136,678. Continue reading
IOLA, Wis. (June 18, 2012) — The 2013 Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000 is now available from Krause Publications. Edited by world coin experts George Cuhaj and Tom Michael, this top-selling, one-of-a-kind coin guide contains nearly 1 million values … Continue reading
IOLA, Wis. (June 14, 2012) — Krause Publications, a leading producer of books, magazines, online products and events, is currently offering a variety of its Bullion and Commemorative Coin products in e-book form. In just one month over the 2011 … Continue reading
It is hard to imagine a major American rarity that is virtually unknown, but the 1838-O half dollar might be just that. In 1838 there would be a design change as the denomination would now be expressed as “Half Dol.” below the eagle on the reverse. That change would only last a couple years before the new Seated Liberty design was introduced. Continue reading
The fifth and final 2011 5-ounce America the Beautiful silver uncirculated collector version of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area quarter went on sale at the U.S. Mint’s website and telephone call center at noon Eastern Time Feb. 9. Continue reading
Back in the 1950s there was a lot of interest in the 1945-S Mercury dime. In fact, there was even speculation that some 1945-S Mercury dimes with a smaller than normal mintmark might turn out to be significant rarities. Continue reading
By Jan. 9, sales by the U.S. Mint of 2012 silver bullion American Eagle coins to its Authorized Purchasers totaled 4,257,000 coins. Continue reading
No silver Eagle rationing. Fractional gold Eagles at a discount. What’s gotten into the U.S. Mint in 2012? No rationing will be required for silver American Eagle one-ounce bullion coins – at least as it applied to initial orders for 2012-dated coins that were to be delivered to Authorized Purchasers Jan. 6, 2012. Continue reading
The fifth annual People’s Choice Coin of the Year Award is an international online contest sponsored by NumisMaster.com, which seeks the views of coin collectors world-wide on their opinions of new coin issues dated 2010. The People’s Choice Award also … Continue reading