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Mint Issues 2020 Ornaments

While many of us have turkey on the brain, the U.S. Mint has been busy readying and taking orders for its 2020 holiday ornaments, both of which became available to collectors Nov. 20. The 2020 Mighty Minters Ornament features Mighty Minters … Continue reading

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Moneyers Not ID’d on U.S. Coins

Has the United States ever identified a moneyer on our coins? The identity of the moneyer or mintmaster on a coin dates from the time of the ancient Greek city-states; however, the United States has never marked our coinage with … Continue reading

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Farewell to Dan Shattuc

By Michael S. Turrini Daniel O. Shattuc, of Sunnyvale, Calif., has passed away. While Dan had been enduring poor health and assisted care for recent years, he was once an active advocate for our hobby spanning 40-plus years, serving in … Continue reading

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U.S. Mint Site Crashes Nov. 5

Mint Fails to Think of Customers First Several weeks ago, the U.S. Mint announced it would issue a special U.S. silver Eagle proof coin to commemorate the end of the Second World War. Because I am enrolled as a customer … Continue reading

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George H.W. Bush Products Set for December

On Dec. 4 at 12 p.m. EST, the Mint is releasing George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 coin 2020 rolls, bags and boxes. These new Presidential $1 coins continue the series of dollar coins issued from 2007 through 2016. They are … Continue reading

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Privy Mark Eagles ‘Break the Internet’

It comes as no surprise that the big news in Mint product sales this week is the Nov. 5 release of the proof gold and silver American Eagle coins commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II … Continue reading

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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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2000 Cheerios Lincoln Cent

The Sacagawea dollar of 2000 has boldly detailed tail feathers inside the Cheerios box. Along with that came a 2000 Lincoln cent. Was there anything specially detailed about the Lincoln cent? Most 2000 Cheerios Lincoln cents can only be differentiated … 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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