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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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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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Summer FUN Show Canceled

The following statement, regarding the cancelation of the 2020 Summer FUN Show, was issued by the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) May 26: It is with great disappointment that the FUN board of directors is announcing Summer FUN 2020 is cancelled. … Continue reading

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Silver Coin Benefits Coronavirus Charity

The members of the National Health Service (NHS) of the U.K. have truly stood out as a dedicated and hard-working medical force during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their dignity and compassion have lent strength to people everywhere and they have earned … Continue reading

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Industry Insider: COVID Business Landscape, Part II

View all installments of the five-part Industry Insider series. By Tom Michael Everyone around the globe is adapting their ways of life and work to function as well as is possible during a pandemic. We all need to do our … Continue reading

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The Royal Mint Shifts Production Towards Masks

By Tom Michael  The 2020 pandemic has required many people and businesses around the world to rethink their daily activities. Those folks working and living within the field of numismatics are no different. We have all adjusted our lives to … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor: May 26, 2020

Post Office Not Subsidized by Government In regards to the “Viewpoint” in Numismatic News Vol. 69 No. 9, written by Ron Thompson. Congress does not subsidize the Post Office. We do not get one red penny from Congress. We earn … Continue reading

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Industry Insider: COVID Business Landscape, Part I

View all installments of the five-part Industry Insider series. By Tom Michael Sometime in April I received a mistaken call from an old colleague at Educational Coin Company. She had dialed my number by accident and left no message, but … Continue reading

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