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Liberty’s Torch Shines On

The United States Mint released the gorgeous 2019 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin – struck in 22-karat gold – on June 13 at 12pm Eastern Time. This coin is a collector version of the Mint’s American Eagle Gold … Continue reading

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1874-S Seated Liberty Dime

There are many great coins available at what are really discount prices. It seems that everyone has their favorites. You can go up and down the mintages of Barber dimes, quarters and half dollars and find one date after another … Continue reading

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Which toned silver coins bring the highest prices?

Which toned silver coins tend to bring the highest prices? Since eye appeal is the main factor, there is no “one size fits all” formula for valuing toned coins. In general a coin exhibiting naturally occurring waves of neon hues … Continue reading

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BEP Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with the 2019 $2 Rocketship

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has announced a new product, the 2019 $2 Rocketship. The 2019 $2 Rocketship features an uncirculated, Series 2013 $2 Federal Reserve note, … Continue reading

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Why is it a Penny When it’s not a Cent?

by Bill Tuttle Since the beginning of its creation, the US cent has been mislabeled a penny (plural = “pennies”). Why? This author’s theory is because our roots as a country are British, which use the “Pound Sterling” counting system … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses: July 2, 2019

From the June 7 Numismatic News E-Letter What rare coins will be popular in 100 years? Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.   The Liberty of Thought  (aka Mercury) Silver Dime will always be a collector’s … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Kennedy Halves – What is their Future?

An interesting Letter to the Editor came in this week in which the reader was questioning the need to continue producing the Kennedy Half dollars for collectors, which got us looking at the Mint sales of those a bit closer. … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: Luck at the Coinstar Machine

Recently I was lucky to have some luck at the Coinstar machine at the Acme. One trip yielded a 1946 Mercury Dime and a second trip a 1919 Lincoln, both in good condition. Not bad for a simple stroll to … Continue reading

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48th ATB Design Available in 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated

The United States Mint is offering a 99.9 Percent Silver War in the Pacific Historical Park Uncirculated Five Ounce Coin. First available at twelve o’clock noon Eastern Time on June 6, a mintage of 20,000 is being offered. There is … Continue reading

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1878 $3 Gold

There are some coins which are hard to describe, or understand, and the 1878 $3 gold piece is one of those coins. There may be theories, but facts explaining exactly why the 1878 $3 is so available are hard to … Continue reading

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