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Rare Coin Collection Scores More Than $100 Million At Auction

Rare Coin Collection Scores More Than $100 Million At Auction
The fifth and final installment of the D. Brent Pogue Collection auction series recently wrapped up in Baltimore, Maryland, and the sales totals from the sale broke all-time records. The coin collection, built over the course of some four decades by billionaire D. Brent Pogue and his father, Texas real estate developer A. Mack Pogue, encompassed so...
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1804 Draped Bust Dollar Sells for Nearly $3.3 Million

1804 Draped Bust Dollar Sells for Nearly $3.3 Million
One of the world famous 1804 Draped Bust silver dollars recently sold at a major auction in the United States for $3,290,000 million. It becomes one of the most expensive coins ever sold and earned the second-highest price ever paid for one of the classic silver dollars known as "The King of American Coins." The coin collection, once owned by real ...
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2017 U.S. Silver Coins for Collectors & Investors

2017 U.S. Silver Coins for Collectors & Investors
All types of people enjoy buying silver coins for a variety of reasons, including numismatic enjoyment, investment, artistic appreciation and holiday gifts for themselves and others. Whatever the reason, no matter the season, the United States Mint perennially offers an array of silver coins, and the year 2017 is no exception. There is a huge selec...
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What’s The Difference Between A Coin’s Face Value & Its Intrinsic Value?

What’s The Difference Between A Coin’s Face Value & Its Intrinsic Value?
What's a coin's face value? What is a coin's intrinsic value? What's the difference? These are all questions I've heard throughout the years, and they're questions I once asked when I first began my adventures in numismatics in the early 1990s. While folks who have been involved with coin collecting might find the answers to these questions fairly ...
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Wonder What Your Coins Are Worth? Here’s How To Find The Value Of Your Coins

Wonder What Your Coins Are Worth? Here’s How To Find The Value Of Your Coins
Are you looking for coin values and aren't sure where to turn? Finding out what your coins are worth can be harder than you might have thought, especially if you have a coin that you just can't find anywhere and believe may be quite valuable. Many folks who find wheat pennies, silver coins, and other coinage in circulation, receive coin heirlooms, ...
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Four Ways To Find World Coins For Your Coin Collection

Four Ways To Find World Coins For Your Coin Collection
Many coin collectors want to know how they can go about adding world coins to their collections. "World coins" is a relative term that generally refers to coinage made outside the nation of a given collector's residence. So, in the case of a United States coin collector, world coins would include coinage from Canada, Mexico, the nations in Europe, ...
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2017 U.S. Gold Coins For Collectors and Investors

2017 U.S. Gold Coins For Collectors and Investors
Coin collectors and investors who want 2017 U.S. gold coins are in luck, as there are several great options to choose from. As always, there are the $5, $10, $25, and $50 Gold American Eagle coins, and buyers also have an array of 2017 gold commemorative coins to choose from. Here's a brief rundown on the 2017 gold coins that will be hitting collec...
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New Coins For 2017: Great Buys For Modern Coin Collectors

New Coins For 2017: Great Buys For Modern Coin Collectors
The year 2017 promises to bring many great things for coin collectors who enjoy modern coins. It's actually a big year for the United States numismatic scene, as April 2 marks the 225th anniversary of the establishment of the United States Mint . Thankfully, coin collectors get to enjoy many lustrous gifts during this monumental numismatic birthday...
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The Story Of IN GOD WE TRUST On United States Coins

The Story Of IN GOD WE TRUST On United States Coins
United States coins haven't always featured the famous motto IN GOD WE TRUST. Its first appearance on a U.S. coin came in 1864, when IN GOD WE TRUST debuted on the 2-cent piece following public appeal for our nation's money to recognize the Deity. One such plea came in the form of a letter Reverend M.R. Watkinson sent to Treasury Secretary Salmon P...
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Reagan Coins Bring Presidential $1 Coin, First Spouse Gold Coins Series To An End

Reagan Coins Bring Presidential $1 Coin, First Spouse Gold Coins Series To An End
​The Presidential $1 coin series that began in 2007 with the George Washington dollar is wrapping up in late 2016, and the last coin is winning one for the Gipper – Ronald Reagan, that is. The Ronald Reagan dollar coin has become one of the most popular issues in the series that honors our nation's former deceased presidents. Meanwhile, the concurr...
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Collectors Gear Up For 2016 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Gold Commemorative Coin

Collectors Gear Up For 2016 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Gold Commemorative Coin
The November 17 release date draws nearer for the 2016 Walking Liberty half dollar commemorative gold coin – the final installment of the three-coin Liberty Centennial gold coin program that began earlier this year. Many coin collectors couldn't be any more excited about this United States Mint commemorative coin program. The Walking Liberty half d...
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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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