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eletters Nov. 10, 2020

From the Oct. 16 Numismatic News e-Newsletter Should the U.S. Mint be doing more to facilitate support of the country’s charitable organizations? Here are some answers from our e-Newsletter readers.   No. The U.S. Mint shouldn’t be in the business … Continue reading

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1882 Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Good deals are something everyone wants. Dealers and collectors, when they get a chance, will even pay extra to have the first chance to look at a nice collection that has not been seen for years. This is how strong … Continue reading

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How to Best Collect Proof Coins

Is it better to collect 1936 to 1942 proof coins by the set or by the individual coin? At one time, the proof set of 1936 to 1942 was the way to go, but today due to the hairsplitting grades … Continue reading

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Online-Only Mint Ordering

Online-Only Mint Ordering is Prohibitive I have purchased products from the Mint since 1998. First, I did everything by mail and then mail orders were stopped by the Mint. You could only order by telephone or the internet. I then … Continue reading

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Barber Half Dollar Bargains

By Mark Benvenuto  When it comes to United States half dollars, there are definitely fans for almost every series we can think of, bar none. The Walking Liberty half dollar, for example, continues to be a design that plenty of … Continue reading

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Decreased Sales Totals Abound

Give a little; take a little. This seems to be the theme of the Mint’s latest sales figures report. Two new products make their debut in the charts this week, while there is a notable number of products whose sales … Continue reading

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2021 Coins and Coin Series

From the Oct. 9 Numismatic News e-Newsletter What coin or series are you most looking forward to in 2021 and why? Here are some responses from our e-newsletter readers.   ’ve started the American Innovation dollar series so that is … Continue reading

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Gold, Silver Commemorate 75 Years of the End of World War II

The year 2020 marks 75 years since the end of World War II. Many countries’ mints are celebrating this occasion, and the U.S. Mint is no different. On Nov. 5 at noon EST, the Mint is set to release two … Continue reading

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The 1983-P Quarter

Sometimes a coin comes along and just stuns everyone as it seems to have a unique ability to rise in price to levels higher than anyone ever thought possible. It might very well be the case that the 1983-P quarter … Continue reading

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Charge Coin Forerunner of Card

What is a charge coin? Charge coins are actually the forerunner of the modern charge card. Produced in various shapes and sizes as well of any of several metal compositions or celluloid plastic, the so-called coins usually had a small … Continue reading

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