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United States Mint to Resume San Francisco Operations

The United States Mint facility at San Francisco will resume operations the morning of Monday, May 4, 2020, utilizing a reduced staffing plan in order to maintain social distancing, the Mint announced in an official email statement April 29. San … Continue reading

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NGC Grades One of the First Morgan Dollars Struck in San Francisco

The following is distributed on behalf of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified one of the first 10 Morgan Dollars struck by the San Francisco Mint. This incredible piece of numismatic history is now graded NGC SP … Continue reading

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Rare 1854-S $5 on Display at ANA Show

(Rosemont, Illinois) June 24, 2019 – The fourth known 1854 San Francisco Mint Liberty Head Half Eagle, discovered just last year and subsequently sold at auction for $2.16 million, will be publicly exhibited for the first time during the American … Continue reading

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Give us more ‘S’ mintmarked coins

For many collectors, the “S” mintmark has huge appeal. San Francisco produced many a rarity over the years. That fact alone made all coins with “S” mintmarks on them desirable. If you are of a certain age, you probably remember … Continue reading

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1955 Jefferson nickel deserves attention

All Jefferson nickels should have received additional attention given the design changes that began with the series in 2004, but that attention was brief and did not translate into suddenly higher prices. If Jeffersons do post gains going forward, one … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Barber quarter variety worth a look

By Mark Johnson While browsing the dealer tables at the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Coin Show, a nicely toned 1900 Barber quarter caught my eye at Dean Oakes’ table. I often find that a coin has to have something extra for … Continue reading

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San Francisco Mint tour an eye-opener

Technically, the San Francisco Mint is a factory. It manufactures coins. And it’s really good at producing silver coins. Silver proof coins. The kind collectors want to buy. I was given the opportunity to join a San Francisco Mint tour … Continue reading

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