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Give the Gift of Investment – Give Coins

December 10, 2018 0 Comments
Give the Gift of Investment – Give Coins

Every year, when the holidays roll around, we all scramble to think of interesting gift ideas for family and friends. Children – our own, or our children’s – get lots of attention, but so many of the gifts we give have a very short life. Toys break; technology becomes outdated; clothes wear out or become […]

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American Innovators Dollar Coin Arrives

December 3, 2018 0 Comments
American Innovators Dollar Coin Arrives

It was 2011 when a circulation $1 coin was last released – the coin that Americans have shown surprising resistance to using every day. Since then only proof coins for collectors have been made, so the release on December 14, 2018 of the first of a new 15-year series called ‘American Innovators’ is big news […]

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‘America The Beautiful’ Quarters of 2018

October 29, 2018 0 Comments
‘America The Beautiful’ Quarters of 2018

With the release of the last ‘America the Beautiful’ Quarter for 2018 just around the corner – on November 13 – this is a good moment to take a look at them, and make sure you have completed your collection for the year. This is a popular series that is easily collected for a modest […]

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America the Beautiful Quarters 2018 – Block Island

October 8, 2018 0 Comments
America the Beautiful Quarters 2018 – Block Island

Each year five quarters are released in the on-going America the Beautiful series. There is an odd anomaly about these releases though, because while the set of five circulation-grade coins for 2018 is released on October 10, the last quarter – this year of Block Island National Wildlife Refuge – is not officially released until […]

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30 Years of Canadian Platinum Coins

September 24, 2018 0 Comments
30 Years of Canadian Platinum Coins

The Canadian maple leaf is an iconic, and instantly recognizable emblem of Canada, that northern neighbor across the world’s longest open border. It figures prominently in the center of the national red and white flag. More importantly for coin collectors, it also features on the ever-popular Maple Leaf Gold Coins produced by the Royal Canadian […]

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Designs for the American Legion Commemorative Coin Revealed

September 3, 2018 0 Comments
Designs for the American Legion Commemorative Coin Revealed

The American Legion was founded in 1919 by veterans of World War I, and its continuing power and influence is reflected in the fact that the US Mint is issuing not one, not two, but three coins to commemorate the Legion’s 100th Anniversary in 2019. The designs were revealed at the Legions national convention on […]

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Cumberland Island ‘America the Beautiful’ Quarter Release

August 27, 2018 0 Comments
Cumberland Island ‘America the Beautiful’ Quarter Release

Cumberland Island National Seashore is one of the most ecologically diverse places in America. So its appearance on the latest in the on-going America the Beautiful Quarters® series is especially significant, in these times of climate fears and growing pressure for action. Cumberland Island National Seashore preserves most of Cumberland Island, the most southern of […]

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New Presidential Silver Medals Series Released

August 20, 2018 0 Comments
New Presidential Silver Medals Series Released

Coin collectors often collect more than coins, and Mints make more than money. Various commemorative medals have long been created by the US Mint, and these allow collectors to build series, which when completed have more value as a set than the sum of their individual values. They can also provide a way of building […]

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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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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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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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Our Northern Neighbors Celebrate 30 Years of Silver

March 19, 2018 0 Comments
Our Northern Neighbors Celebrate 30 Years of Silver

With the North American Free Trade Deal in the news, our northern neighbors are getting more attention than usual. For coin collectors, Canada offers a way to add interesting items to a collection without having to even leave North America, and one coin from the Royal Canadian Mint that is a long-standing favorite is the […]

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America the Beautiful Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin Released

February 12, 2018 0 Comments
America the Beautiful Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin Released

We have all become used to the regular releases each year of America the Beautiful quarters. This year the US Mint has gone a little upscale, and 2018 sees the release of a complementary series in 5 oz silver coins. These coins are planned to mirror the quarters series, but in silver. The first in […]

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US Marines World War One Service Medal

January 29, 2018 0 Comments
US Marines World War One Service Medal

The big coin news of the moment is the recent release of a silver dollar coin and several medals commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One – once called ‘The Great War’. Each medal honors the activities of one service in that war, and some depict critical events in the war […]

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