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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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Mint Asks Public to Return Coins to Circulation

Editor’s Note: Following is a statement from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications issued July 23.         United States Mint Statement on Circulating Coins WASHINGTON – The impact of COVID-19 has resulted in the disruption … Continue reading

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Behind the Circulating Coin Shortage

By Patrick A. Heller By now, most Americans are aware that there is a shortage of circulating coinage in the country. A number of retailers I have visited over the past week now are pushing to take electronic payments because … Continue reading

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Community Voice Response: June 26 e-Newsletter

From the June 26, Numismatic News E-NewsLetter Do you think consumers will feel the effects of the U.S. coin shortage? Have you noticed anything different from where you live? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers.   Since … Continue reading

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Coin Shortage to Give Market a Bump

By Richard Giedroyc First we had the coronavirus. Then we had the economic shutdown to try to stop the rapid spread of the disease. Now we have a circulating coin shortage. The first two, the disease and its economic fallout, … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Leads to Coin Shortage

By Richard Giedroyc A shortage of COVID-19 respirator masks, then a shortage of toilet paper, an economic shutdown, and now a shortage of coins? We’ve been nickeled and dimed with extra expenses during the coronavirus pandemic, but now even those … Continue reading

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1853-O half dime rarer than thought

Some coins are better than their mintages suggest and that is almost certainly the case with the 1853-O half dime. In fact, there are two 1853-O half dimes: ones with arrows at the date and one without the arrows and … Continue reading

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1970-D Kennedy remains volatile

The 1970-D Kennedy half dollar is an important and interesting coin. In today’s market, it may not seem so, but back in 1970 it had quite an impact. Continue reading

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