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Presidential Silver Medals

May 13, 2019 0 Comments
Presidential Silver Medals

The US Mint has long produced not just currency, but other items in precious metals too. The most typical are medals – coin-like discs, usually made from bronze, silver or gold, and stamped to at least the same quality as proof coins. Medal collecting is an interesting specialty within the coin-collecting world, and even more […]

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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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Glow in the Dark Coin-set for Kids

February 11, 2019 0 Comments
Glow in the Dark Coin-set for Kids

As the average age of coin collectors continues to rise, the idea of getting children interesting in this fascinating hobby becomes more and more relevant. Kids are always fascinating by things that glow in the dark, and the US Mint has obliged with a set that also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first Moon […]

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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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US Mint Apollo 50th Anniversary Release

January 21, 2019 0 Comments
US Mint Apollo 50th Anniversary Release

50 years after the actual launch, the US Mint is set for a launching of its own. January 24, 2019 is the big day for the launch of the Mint’s commemorative set for the epoch-making first man on the moon Apollo 11 Mission. Older collectors will surely remember exactly where they were when we all […]

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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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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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