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How Long Can Germs Live on Coins?

How long has it been estimated germs can live on our circulating coins? No one has a solid number, however, it is known that viruses and bacteria can survive on most surfaces for about 48 hours.   How prevalent is … Continue reading

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Mint Advises Public: ‘Get Coins Moving’

On Aug. 5, The United States Mint released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) addressing the current coin circulation issue. In the PSA, Mint Director David J. Ryder asks the public to “help get coins moving by using exact change when making … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Grading Circulating Coins

by Michael Fazzari I once gave a presentation dealing with coin grading at a club meeting in Maryland.  I thought my speech was well done and informative; yet after the question and answer period was over, a member came up … Continue reading

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South African Mint announces public design competition for next SA25 circulation coin

The following press release and image are distributed on behalf of the South African Mint. (Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 Sept. 2019): The South African Mint, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank today announced a competition for the … Continue reading

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March coin production continues to slide

We’ve rounded up the latest U.S. Mint production totals for circulating coins and are noticing some dramatic changes compared to the first two months of 2019. Production at the Philadelphia Mint is showing a decline in every denomination of all … Continue reading

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Mint cent output slides in October

A large drop in cent production in October helped push overall Mint output lower for the month. The decline of 157.6 million pieces put the October cent production at 381.2 million coins as compared to 538.8 million the month before. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Pocket change still yields great finds

Many in our hobby are adamant that there is nothing good to find in circulation anymore. This is nonsense. There are many good finds in pocket change. What it takes is a focused approach and dedication. I’m not talking about going to your bank and buying a hundred dollars worth of rolled coins to pick through. Though, I do acknowledge such searches can be a wonderful way to add to your collection. Continue reading

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Circulating World Coin Guide Now Available from Krause Publications

The most comprehensive catalog of 20th and 21st century circulating world coins is back from Krause Publications. 1901-Present is now available. The 13th edition of this catalog contains listings and more than 18,500 detailed coin illustrations of circulating issues worldwide. Continue reading

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