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Viewpoint: Response to ‘Mint’s Unintended Consequences’

By Ron Thompson In the March 17 issue of Numismatic News, an anonymous writer suggested: “The U.S. Mint Enters the Land of Unintended Consequences.” I would disagree, but first, let me correct a common misconception. As a general rule, accountants … Continue reading

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Mint’s November Production Slows

The release of the U.S. Mint’s circulating coin production numbers for November 2019 shows a dramatic decrease for the month compared to October’s numbers. Total coins produced – all denominations from both Philadelphia and Denver mints – came in at … Continue reading

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January coin production picks up

Monthly coin production at the U.S. Mint increased significantly from December. In fact, it’s quite a dramatic increase – from 560 million produced in December to 1.5 billion in January. That’s a 169% increase from last month! Cents led overall … Continue reading

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December coin production drops

Monthly coin production at the U.S. Mint ended on a weak note. Just 560.64 million coins were struck. This was roughly half the number of coins struck in November. For the year, the Denver and Philadelphia coining facilities cranked out … 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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October coin production soars

The United States Mint revved up circulating coin production in October. The monthly total of 1,382,180,000 is 41 percent higher than the September monthly figure. There were increases in the denominations cents through quarters from both the Philadelphia and Denver … Continue reading

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Coin production says buy stocks?

With the stock market acting wobbly in October and November, coin collectors can offer a small bit of reassurance to nervous investors. The latest U.S. Mint monthly production numbers show that in the first 10 months of the year 11,533,534,000 … Continue reading

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Does coin production tell us to buy stocks?

With the stock market acting wobbly in October and November, coin collectors can offer a small bit of reassurance to nervous investors. The latest U.S. Mint monthly production numbers show that in the first 10 months of the year, 11,533,534,000 … Continue reading

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10 billion coins struck in 2018

The United States Mint has struck just over 10 billion coins in the first nine months of the calendar year. Comprising nearly 60 percent of the total are cents at 6,018,000,000 pieces produced by Philadelphia and Denver combined. Philadelphia has … Continue reading

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Where is the 2009-P nickel?

There is an old saying about what’s old is new again. Perhaps that is why men are dressing like it is the early 1960s thanks to the popularity of the Mad Men TV series that ran for seven seasons. I … Continue reading

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