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Rare 1876-CC twenty-cent coin for sale

July 8, 2019 0 Comments
Rare 1876-CC twenty-cent coin for sale

The American Numismatics Association (ANA) is the most prestigious coin society to belong to, and its annual ‘World’s Fair of Money’ is a great event for any collector to visit. If you are still making plans for an August vacation, consider a few days in Chicago, and drop into the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center […]

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US-Canada Pride of Two Nations Coin Set

July 1, 2019 0 Comments
US-Canada Pride of Two Nations Coin Set

The normally close relationship between America and its northern neighbor, Canada, has been under strain in recent years, with each country working from very different political playbooks. But in the coin world all is rosy, and to make that point the US Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint have got together for a first. They […]

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Canadian $2 Circulation D-Day Commemorative

June 3, 2019 0 Comments
Canadian $2 Circulation D-Day Commemorative

2019 is the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing, that liberated Europe from the grip of fascism. It is worth remembering that American troops weren’t the only North Americans on the beaches that day, and the Canadian Mint is reminding everyone that there were Canadians there too. Of the 150,000 troops who came ashore at […]

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Rare Kennedy Half Dollar Sold for Record Price

April 29, 2019 0 Comments
Rare Kennedy Half Dollar Sold for Record Price

In a few short years – by 2023 – it will be 60 years since the assassination of President Kennedy. That anniversary is sure to see renewed interest in the tragic shooting, and that interest was probably reflected in the recent record sale of an original Kennedy half-dollar. The sale took place on April 25, […]

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400th Mayflower Anniversary Coin Designs Revealed

April 15, 2019 0 Comments
400th Mayflower Anniversary Coin Designs Revealed

Coin collectors always wait eagerly for the release of important commemorative coins, and in the history of America there can be few events more worthy of commemoration than the landing of the Pilgrims, in 1620 – 400 years ago next year. The coin designs releases by the Mint to narrow down to the final choices […]

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Rare Coins from when Cash was King

February 18, 2019 0 Comments
Rare Coins from when Cash was King

In 1857, a 250-foot ship, the SS Central America, sank in a hurricane off the Carolinas, while sailing from Panama to New York City. Not only did 325 of the 578 passengers and crew on board perish, but 30,000 pounds of gold bullion was lost, triggering the world’s first financial crisis, the ‘Panic of 1857’. […]

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Lowell Quarter Released

February 4, 2019 0 Comments
Lowell Quarter Released

Today, February 6, 2019, marks the official release of the first quarter in the America the Beautiful series for the year. This is the 46th release – when the series ends in 2021 there will be 56 coins in the full set, with 5 coins released this year and again in 2020. This release features […]

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Apollo 50th Anniversary Two-nation Coin Set

January 14, 2019 0 Comments
Apollo 50th Anniversary Two-nation Coin Set

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the historic first landing of a man on the moon in 1969. Older people will almost certainly remember exactly where they were, watching on a tiny TV set the flickering, blurry pictures sent from the moon, and hearing John Armstrong say, “One small step for man, on […]

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2019 Native American $1-coin Design Revealed

December 17, 2018 0 Comments
2019 Native American $1-coin Design Revealed

2019 will be the 10th year in the on-going Native American Indian $1-coin series. It began back in 2009 with the Three Sisters – the traditional crops of corn, squash and beans. 2019 takes us as far away from the fields and the earth as possible, celebrating the role of Native Americans in NASA and […]

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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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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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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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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 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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