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Silver Proof Set Available Oct. 17

Collectors will have the opportunity to get their hands on the U.S. Mint’s 2019 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set when it becomes available at noon tomorrow, Oct. 17. Beginning this year, all eight coins in the set contain 99.9 percent … Continue reading

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1792 Half Dime

We can get into all sorts of friendly fights about this coin, pattern, etc. Actually, Q. David Bowers has a good answer to the question of what precisely the 1792 half dime is. His response is that it is a … Continue reading

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Short Snorters and Courtesy Autograph Notes

Is there any premium value to a banknote that has been autographed above the facsimile signature by the Treasurer of the United States? There is a modest premium for such notes, depending on who signed the note, the condition of … Continue reading

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Dollar Programs Continue to Be Unpopular

by Bill Tuttle Another “golden” dollar program is getting started! Why? Golden dollars are not popular in the U.S. and don’t circulate except in big cities where a bus and/or train (metro transit company) operates. The “small” dollar coin was/is … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor: Oct. 29, 2019

Cleaning a Coin When a grading service renders a coin improperly cleaned that implies there is a way to properly clean a coin. What are those ways? I thought any kind of cleaning was a no-no! Rodney Pelles Toccoa, Ga. … Continue reading

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Silver Shines During Product Release Slowdown

Silver continues its charge this week as we see a bit of a dry spell on new releases from the Mint. This marks the second week of no new products to add to the charts. The silver spotlight is still … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses: Oct. 29, 2019

From the October 4 Numismatic News E-NewsLetter What subject would you like to see featured on a commemorative coin? Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers   I would like to see the Battle of Lake Erie. … Continue reading

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Silver Proof Set Available Oct. 17

Collectors will have the opportunity to get their hands on the U.S. Mint’s 2019 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set when it becomes available at noon Oct. 17. Beginning this year, all eight coins in the set contain 99.9 percent fine … Continue reading

2019 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set
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Worth the Wait: 1899 Liberty Nickel in VG8 Condition

I recently began a Quarter Type Set collection. I just purchased an 1834 Capped Bust on eBay that would grade around VG8 or 10. I could see in the photos that it was an O over F variety even though … Continue reading

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Mint to Launch Innovation Proof Set

The U.S. Mint will host an Oct. 11 event to launch its 2019 American Innovation $1 proof set. The set contains four proof $1 coins “celebrating and honoring significant American innovation and pioneering efforts,” according to the Mint. It is … Continue reading

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