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Squaring the Circle – Proposals for a Square Coin

August 13, 2018 0 Comments
Squaring the Circle – Proposals for a Square Coin

Today you have to put in some air-miles to find a square coin being used in circulation. Perhaps the nearest, and most likely to have been seen by an American collector, is the square 15 cents used in the Bahamas. They haven’t been made since 1992, but they are still in circulation, and could easily […]

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Innovators $1 Coin Process Runs Aground

August 6, 2018 0 Comments
Innovators $1 Coin Process Runs Aground

We talked back in June about the upcoming new $1-coin release that has been legislated, and back then it seemed that everything was moving along on schedule. But now, following the meeting of the Citizen’s Coinage Advisory Committee on July 31, to review the proposed designs, things have become a bit unstuck. It seems the […]

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The Legendary Brasher Doubloon

July 30, 2018 0 Comments
The Legendary Brasher Doubloon

Even the name sounds romantic, conjuring up visions of pirates and buccaneers, with bags of gold doubloons, so there will be a lot of interest at the up-coming World’s Fair of Money®, which is held in Philadelphia from August the 14th to the 18th, 2018. The fair is organized by the American Numismatic Association. This […]

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What’s So Special About Pre-1934 Gold Coins?

July 23, 2018 0 Comments
What’s So Special About Pre-1934 Gold Coins?

As promised, we are picking up where we left-off last week, in talking about pre-1934 gold coins, and why right now, according at least to Barry Stuppler, President of the Accredited Precious Metals Dealers, a section of the Professional Numismatists Guild, the spread between melt value and market value on these coins is the smallest […]

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Have Gold and Silver Reached the Bottom?

July 16, 2018 0 Comments
Have Gold and Silver Reached the Bottom?

The old adage, “Buy low and sell high” sounds simple enough. But where is ‘high’ and where is ‘low’? These are the questions that keep investors and speculators awake at night. When it comes to coins, collectors have the advantage of a value based on more than the price of the metals in them, but […]

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2019 American Legion Commemorative Coin

July 9, 2018 0 Comments
2019 American Legion Commemorative Coin

The process that leads to a new coin being released by the US Mint is a long one. There are several stages in the process, and the one that is perhaps the most interesting to coin collectors is the design process. Different methods are used for different coins, but however it is done, the design […]

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Coin Collecting 101 – Circulated, Uncirculated and Proof Coins

July 2, 2018 0 Comments
Coin Collecting 101 – Circulated, Uncirculated and Proof Coins

Ever sit and look at those coins in your pocket, to see the designs, or the year, or other features? If you answer, “yes”, then coin collecting could be for you. Coin collecting has something to offer for everyone – historical interest, beautiful designs, patriotic themes, world travel, and investment too. With that in mind […]

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A New Dollar Coin Series Will Soon be Released

June 25, 2018 0 Comments
A New Dollar Coin Series Will Soon be Released

Despite the lack of interest – and downright refusal – among the American public to adopt one-dollar coins, the US Mint still makes them for collectors. The current series of Native American $1 coins, commonly called the Sacagawea dollar, or the golden dollar, has been produced each year since 2000, although only released into general […]

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European Gold Coins

June 18, 2018 0 Comments
European Gold Coins

In an environment of continuing unrest and uncertainty, gold is likely to hold or increase in value for some time yet. Keeping gold as an asset makes sense, but for coin collectors, there needs to be more interest than just hunks of the stuff in your safe. This is where looking further afield can mean […]

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Voyageurs National Park – America the Beautiful Quarter

June 11, 2018 0 Comments
Voyageurs National Park – America the Beautiful Quarter

Jun 11, 2018 is the official entry into circulation of the latest quarter in the America the Beautiful series. The release ceremony will take place on June 14. This is the 43 in the series, and the third release for 2018. The choice of parks to show on these quarters is by date, and Voyageurs […]

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Coins for Dog Lovers – Gibraltar Was First

June 4, 2018 0 Comments
Coins for Dog Lovers – Gibraltar Was First

There is no obvious correlation, but with so many people liking to collect coins, and so many people liking dogs, there are sure to be plenty of dog-loving coin collectors in the world. Even if as a coin collector you don’t have a particular interest in dogs, collecting themed coins is always interesting, and when […]

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Coins that Commemorate Events that Never Happened

May 28, 2018 0 Comments
Coins that Commemorate Events that Never Happened

A fascinating story has been in the media this month, and it raises some interesting questions about commemorative coins. Everyone hopes and prays for peace in the world, and especially these days on the Korean peninsula. So when President Trump announced his plans for a historic summit with Kim Jong-un, The US Mint was quick […]

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Celebrate in Coins the Royal trans-Atlantic Wedding

May 21, 2018 0 Comments
Celebrate in Coins the Royal trans-Atlantic Wedding

Most of the world had their eyes on the TV on Saturday, May 19, for the wedding between the brother of a future king of England to a Californian black actress. Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, well known for her role in the TV show ‘Suits’, and they are now the Duke and Duchess of […]

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American Buffalo Gold Coins Released

May 14, 2018 0 Comments
American Buffalo Gold Coins Released

Few coin images are as iconic as the American Buffalo and the Indian Head. When they both appear on a gold coin, this is sure to spark serious interest from collectors. The US Mint has done just that, with the release on May 10, 2018, of the 2018-W $50 Proof American Buffalo Gold Coin. First […]

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The Washington/Carver Commemorative Silver Half Dollar

May 7, 2018 0 Comments
The Washington/Carver Commemorative Silver Half Dollar

In 1965 silver coins were no longer legal tender, and people began to horde them, and other silver items. Towards the end of the 1970s the value of silver soared, and many coins were melted down for bullion, and profit. This immediately made surviving coins more valuable as collectibles, and today these coins form the […]

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