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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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Health Care Medallion Benefits COVID Relief Fund

To honor and raise funds for Nevada’s health care workers, historic Coin Press No. 1 is set to mint a special medallion from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. The cost … Continue reading

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Volatility in Bullion Market

The market for coins is not singular. For that reason, different sectors of this market may move in different directions, which is what has been experienced within the past month. Values and prices realized in the scarce to rare market … Continue reading

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Will U.S. Mint Price Increases Backfire?

This week, the U.S. Mint announced significant price hikes for its silver numismatic products. The range of increases ranged from about 30 percent to 70 percent. The jump in prices is related to the rise in the silver spot price … 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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Rare Gold 8 Escudos Royal To Star in Sedwick Treasure Auction 28

A Royal gold 8 escudos, recovered from a sunken Spanish treasure fleet will be up for sale on Nov. 17 in Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure Auction 28, the firm announced in an Oct. 7 press release. It is NGC-graded … Continue reading

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Let NIFC Coinage Out Into the Wild

By Christopher Sahar  As I learn more about numismatics and valuation, the more fascinating I find the phenomena of “Not Intended For Circulation” (NIFC) coinage. At many government mints, it appears NIFC coins are offered in greater abundance than circulating … Continue reading

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