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PCGS Embeds NFC Technology in Coin and Bank Note Holders

  Professional Coin Grading Service will begin embedding Near Field Communication (NFC) technology in all its encapsulated coins, medals, tokens, and banknotes in October 2020, the company announced in an Oct. 1 press release. This revolutionary advancement launches after an … Continue reading

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U.S. Mint Unveils New American Eagle Gold and Silver Coin Reverse Designs

The United States Mint unveiled new reverse designs for bullion and collectible versions of American Eagle gold and silver coins Oct. 1. The year 2021 marks the 35th anniversary of the American Eagle coin program. The new designs will begin … Continue reading

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What it Takes to be an Ambassador

It was my honor to be recognized in January 2020 by the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) as one of this year’s “Numismatic Ambassadors.” This is an annual award begun in 1974 by Cliff Mishler of Krause Publications (former publisher of … Continue reading

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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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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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