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2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Gold Centennial Commemorative Coin Excites Coin Collectors

2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Gold Centennial Commemorative Coin Excites Coin Collectors
The 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter gold commemorative coin was released by the United States Mint at 12 Noon on September 8, 2016, receiving an impressive response from coin collectors. Even with an ordering limit of just one coin per household, the 2016 Standing Liberty gold coin  had already flown out of the Mint at a rapid pace. More than ha...
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What’s Up With the 1970 Washington Quarter Error?

What’s Up With the 1970 Washington Quarter Error?
A strange 1970 Washington quarter error is taking the Internet by storm. Maybe you've heard? There is a coin dealer on eBay selling a 1970-S Proof Washington quarter that had been struck on a 1941 Canadian quarter . The price for this unusual error coin? It's a "Buy it Now" offer going for a cool $35,000. Yep – and get this: there are nearly 300 pe...
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United States Mint To Release Pink Gold, Other Breast Cancer Commemorative Coins in 2018

United States Mint To Release Pink Gold, Other Breast Cancer Commemorative Coins in 2018
The United States Mint will unveil the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program in 2018, which will include a pink gold $5 coin, silver dollar, and copper-nickel clad half-dollar. While the copper-nickel clad half-dollar and 90 percent silver dollar will feature standard metallic compositions for their respective types, the gold $5 coin w...
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Where Did All The 1776-1976 Bicentennial Quarters Go?

Where Did All The 1776-1976 Bicentennial Quarters Go?
It seems in the late 1990s, I was finding 1776-1976 Bicentennial quarters in my pocket change every few days – or more frequently than that. Fast forward to 2016, and suddenly they're about as scarce as Lincoln wheat pennies . What happened? How could more than 1.6 billion Bicentennial quarters – the number of copper-nickel clad piece struck at the...
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Why Does The U.S. Mint Continue Making $1 Coins If They Aren’t Being Used?

Why Does The U.S. Mint Continue Making $1 Coins If They Aren’t Being Used?
1.1 billion dollar coins sit in United States vaults, awaiting the day – if ever – that they see the light of day in circulation. The United States Mint will make millions more dollar coins in 2016 as it wraps up the Presidential $1 coin program with the Ronald Reagan dollar and also strikes the Native American dollar coins. Yet, why did the nation...
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New 2016 U.S. Commemorative Coins Honor Iconic Wordsmith & Park Service

New 2016 U.S. Commemorative Coins Honor Iconic Wordsmith & Park Service
What do great American writer Mark Twain and the National Park Service have in common? They are both being honored on 2016 U.S. commemorative coins. The new commemorative coins are expected to be big hits, especially among fans of Mark Twain literature and those who enjoy the great outdoors. 2016 Mark Twain Commemorative Coins Mark Twain, who ...
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US Mint Opens 2018 World War I Silver Dollar Design Competition

US Mint Opens 2018 World War I Silver Dollar Design Competition
The United States Mint recently unveiled a design competition for a 2018 silver dollar honoring the centennial of America's involvement in World War I. The coin design contest  opened February 29, 2016, and invites artists who are U.S. citizens and/or permanent residents who are 18 years of age of older to submit their design proposals for the...
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Why Is The United States Mint Coin Buyback Program On Freeze Now?

Why Is The United States Mint Coin Buyback Program On Freeze Now?
Have you heard the latest news from the United States Mint? The Department of the Treasury is temporarily halting its popular damaged coin buyback program after it received millions of dollars in fake coins from China. The federal coin exchange program, which has been in place since 1911, allows individuals to turn in bent, cracked, and partial coi...
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Silver Jefferson “Wartime Nickels” Can Still Be Found In Circulation

Silver Jefferson “Wartime Nickels” Can Still Be Found In Circulation
​ If you're looking for silver coins in pocket change, you best keep your eyes peeled for wartime nickels. That's right – silver coins can still be found in circulation. It may seem curious to some who are reading this that the five-cent coin, widely referred to as a "nickel," provides the most lucrative opportunities for silver bugs. Let me explai...
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Bicentennial Coins Turn 40

Bicentennial Coins Turn 40
It may be hard for some to believe, but Bicentennial coins – the special U.S. quarters, half dollars, and silver dollars made in 1975 and 1976 to honor the nation's 200th birthday – are turning 40 years old. Surely, the mid 1970s seem like a distant past in many ways, having gone the way of disco, leisure suits, and shag carpet. But for more season...
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New U.S. Mint Products Make Great Gifts For The Holidays

New U.S. Mint Products Make Great Gifts For The Holidays
The U.S. Mint's 2015 holiday coin shopping catalog has arrived, just as the leaves start changing and pumpkins arrive on front porches. I always enjoy the yearly United States Mint holiday catalogs, and this year's offering is no different. The full-color, 28-page 2015 catalog is filled with some incredible offerings, including the annual mint and ...
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Why 2016 Liberty Commemorative Coins Aren’t In Silver – Yet

Why 2016 Liberty Commemorative Coins Aren’t In Silver – Yet
Coin collectors who love classic American numismatic designs are excited for the new 2016 commemorative coins that will celebrate the 100th anniversaries of the Liberty Head (or "Mercury") dime, Standing Liberty quarter, and Walking Liberty half dollar. The three coins, which were first minted in 1916, were made for decades and are still among the ...
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United States Coin Shows For September 17-30, 2015

United States Coin Shows For September 17-30, 2015

Coin shows provide a great venue for buying and selling coins, meeting other numismatists and coin professionals, and learning more about the pastime you love. Coin shows are usually held by coin clubs that range in size from a few dozen members to organizations as large as the American Numismatic Association, which presently boasts some 30,000 members.

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United States Coins Shows for the Week of September 10-16, 2015

United States Coins Shows for the Week of September 10-16, 2015

Attending coin shows is a wonderful way for collectors to make new acquaintances, buy and sell coins, and learn new things about the numismatic pastime they enjoy. Coin shows are usually hosted by coin clubs and may range in size from a dozen or so members up to huge organizations such as the American Numismatic Association, which has nearly 30,000 members.

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United States Coin Shows for the Week of September 3-9, 2015

United States Coin Shows for the Week of September 3-9, 2015

Attending coin shows is a great way to meet new numismatic friends, trade or buy and sell coins, learn things about the hobby you love and, of course, enjoy a colorful stroll on the coin show bourse. There is almost always a coin show happening somewhere in the United States each weekend, and there are several going on during the week of September 3 through September 9, 2015.

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United States Coin Shows for August 20-31, 2015

United States Coin Shows for August 20-31, 2015

Coin shows are superb places to make new numismatist friends, buy and sell coins, learn new things about coin collecting, and do some window shopping on the bourse. Thankfully, it’s rather easy to find a coin show in your neck of the woods, as there are hundreds of coin shows each year throughout the United States.

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Coin Shows for the Week of August 13-August 19, 2015

Coin Shows for the Week of August 13-August 19, 2015

Coin shows are a great venue for meeting other numismatists, buying and selling coins, and learning something new about the pastime you love. Hundreds of coin shows are staged around the United States each year, some quite large and others small.

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Coin Shows for the Week of July 31-August 6, 2015

Coin Shows for the Week of July 31-August 6, 2015

Summer is heating up for a lot of the nation, and so, too, are the number of coin shows around the United States. There are numerous coin events happening around the country for the week of July 31 through August 6, 2015, including several that have been listed here for your convenience.

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U.S. Mint Announces 2015 Silver Eagle Re-Release Date As Silver, Gold Prices Continue Slipping

U.S. Mint Announces 2015 Silver Eagle Re-Release Date As Silver, Gold Prices Continue Slipping

The U.S. Mint, which recently sold out of the very popular American Silver Eagles, is set to resume sales of the 2015 silver bullion coins on July 27. But here's the big question -- what might the silver market look like a week from now? Silver and gold prices continue stumbling, following a trend that the bullion market has been watching since at least last fall.

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2015 American Silver Eagles Sell Out As Silver Prices Plunge

2015 American Silver Eagles Sell Out As Silver Prices Plunge

The United States Mint has sold out of 2015 American Silver Eagles and will not be distributing any more for about two weeks. This news comes during a massive uptick in demand from bullion investors as silver prices have plunged, with prices dropping below $15 on July 7. Early trading on July 8 showed silver prices below $14.90, and as of this writing on the afternoon of July 8, prices hover just above the $15 mark.

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