Author Archives: Numismatic News Staff

Dec. 1 Numismatic News eLetters

from the Nov. 6 Numismatic News E-Newsletter What 2019-dated coin would you nominate for Coin of the Year? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers.   Without a doubt, the U.S. Mint’s “Fiasco Coin”: 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof … Continue reading

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The 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar

A coin does not have to be valuable to be interesting. That is certainly the case for the 1971-S Eisenhower dollar as the 1971-S is definitely not valuable but it is an interesting coin both in BU and in proof. … Continue reading

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Coin Dealer Expands Wine Business

A Napa Valley California winery, owned by a well-known professional numismatist and named after an important design element on United States coins, is expanding. Steven L. Contursi, chief executive officer of Rare Coin Wholesalers, and his wife, Seanne, are proprietors … Continue reading

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Bank Employees Searching Rolls

By Andy (last name withheld)  As a bank employee, I have gone through many dozens of boxes of coins on my own time, having bought the boxes with my money. I have found a lot over the years with coins … Continue reading

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Civil War Gold in final ‘BigMo’ Offering

Legend Rare Coin Auctions will offer 31 gold coins that make up the second and final portion of the BigMo Collection of Civil War Coinage during its final Regency Auction of 2020 on Dec. 3. The sale will be held … Continue reading

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Nov. 24 Letters to the Editor

Online Ordering Not Possible for All In regard to Mr. Daniel’s frustration with being unable to order from the U.S. Mint via the phone, I can sympathize with his dilemma and not wanting a computer. I manage a private fraternal … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Innovation $1 Rolls Top Seller

A few more products have made their debut since our last Mint Statistics report on Oct. 21. The America the Beautiful three-coin set honoring Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, Vt., makes its debut on this week’s charts. The latest … Continue reading

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Coins for Special Occasions

From the Oct. 30 Numismatic News eNewsletter  Do you purchase coins for holidays, birthdays, or other special occasions? Which one(s)? Here are some responses from our eLetter readers.    I purchase a 1-ounce silver coin from around the world for … Continue reading

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U.S. Mint Online Ordering

The following is an official email received by our staff on Nov. 5 from U.S. Mint officials.  The 2020 End of WWII 75th Anniversary American Eagle One Ounce Gold Proof Coin and the End of World War II 75th Anniversary American … Continue reading

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NGC Makes Labels for End of WWII 75th Anniversary

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has made special designation labels for the  2020-W Proof Gold Eagle and the 2020-W Proof Silver Eagle set for sale Nov. 5, the company announced in a Nov. 4 press release. Both coins have a V75 privy … Continue reading

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