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CSNS Seeks Virus Medal Design

The year, 2020, has been hard for coin shows and collectors alike with all the cancelations and COVID-19 restrictions put in place, socially distancing people from family and friends. This year, the Central States Numismatic Society is seeking a design … Continue reading

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1938-S Jefferson Nickel a Hidden Gem

Savings rates are important for coins, and no date is a better example of that than the 1938-S Jefferson nickel. Based on its mintage, it ought to be a very good date but historically it has never lived up to … Continue reading

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U.S. Mint Coin Glass Products

Has the United States Mint ever produced coin glass products? The Fostoria Glass Company in Moundsville, W.Va., is responsible for most of the coin glass likely to be encountered. The U.S. Mint has experimented with making coins of glass, but … Continue reading

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‘Hidden Figures’ Step into the Light on Medals

On Sept. 23, 2020, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee met to review and provide the secretary treasury with their recommendations for the obverse and reverse designs for the “Hidden Figures” Congressional gold medal. “Hidden Figures” are women first employed by … Continue reading

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Type Sets Offer Flexibility, Variety

By Patrick Montrose Looking for something new and different to collect? Try putting together a type coin Set. Type sets offer flexibility and variety. A local coin shop had a rack of used albums at great prices. I was looking … Continue reading

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Charity Auction Grabs Headlines

If you look at the business of coins, it appears there are two well-defined sectors that are now going in totally different directions. Prices are consolidating, which is never a good thing be it for stocks, bonds, precious metals, commodities … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor: Oct. 13, 2020

Salt River Bay Quarter a Disappointment Is it only me, or if any other collector has found any of the Salt River Bay “W” quarters, what is their condition? It took the U.S. Mint at West Point until the first … Continue reading

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U.S. Mint Medallic Artist, Michael Gaudioso, Retires

One of Philadelphia’s and the U.S. Mint’s finest, Medallic Artist Michael Gaudioso, has retired after creating designs of the nation’s coins and medals since 2009. Gaudioso, a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, earned his Master of … Continue reading

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Salt River 5-Ounce Leads Silver Pack

Silver is once again the focus of notable sales this week. Newly recorded is the sales total for the 2020 America the Beautiful 5-ounce uncirculated coin honoring Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve, of the U.S. Virgin … Continue reading

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Coins for Budget-Minded Collectors

from the Sept. 18 Numismatic News E-Newsletter What coins do you think make good bargains for the budget-minded collector? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers.   Two come to mind right off the bat: the 1996 mint … Continue reading

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