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All eyes ready to turn to Apollo 11 coin program

Yesterday, the Mint began a countdown to the Apollo 11 commemorative coin program. It sent out an email that said, “T-Minus 8 days until lift off.” Sales begin Jan. 24. Collectors will have the opportunity to purchase cupped coins. There … Continue reading

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Win prizes with new program at PCGS

Authentication and grading are serious business, right? Yes, but fun is playing an ever greater part. The element of competition, fun, and prizes is growing with the latest innovations from the Professional Coin Grading Service. On Jan. 14, it launched … Continue reading

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Coin dealers say they had great bourse sales

Both candidates for president of the American Numismatic Association had tables on the bourse floor of the Florida United Numismatists Convention Jan. 10-13 in Orlando. Both joined the vast majority of dealers who said they had good commercial results. “It … Continue reading

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Circulating U.S. coin output falls dramatically

It’s worse than I thought. Circulating coin production is falling faster and faster. The latest figures provided by the U.S. Mint show that 13,125,414,000 coins were struck in calendar year 2018. That’s a decline of 11.7 percent from the year … Continue reading

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FUN gives great start to 2019 coin business

Going to a FUN show is as close to being a kid in a candy store as someone my age can get. I have just returned from the Florida United Numismatists convention in Orlando. My heart says I wish it … Continue reading

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Ambassador awards given at annual FUN breakfast

I had the honor of being the emcee at the annual Florida United Numismatists Numismatic Ambassador Breakfast in Orlando today. Five distinguished individuals were added to a roster that begins back in 1974. The award is a very special one. … Continue reading

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Proof Eagles compete with ‘Eagle has landed’

Have proof silver American Eagles lost that old pizzazz? We will find out today. The 2019-W proof will go on sale at noon Eastern time. Price is $55.95. There is no mintage limit. With silver at $15.70 a troy ounce, … Continue reading

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Don’t turn off incoming new coin collectors

There is a movie called “When Harry Met Sally.” If they make a movie about current numismatics, they could title it “Old Hobby Meets New Hobby.” This interaction is going to determine how coin collecting evolves over the next generation. … Continue reading

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Strong start for gold and silver bullion coins

American Eagle bullion coins went on sale yesterday. Would you believe the Mint can sell in one day more than half of all Eagles sold in 2018? It can. Platinum Eagles’ first-day sales totaled 18,000 pieces. Only 30,000 were sold … Continue reading

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Rare Reagan plain edge dollar error in sale

A plain edge error 2016 Ronald Reagan Presidential dollar coin is featured in an online auction being called by GreatCollections.com. It is the only one known. Closing date is Jan. 20. What do you think it might be worth? Current … Continue reading

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