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2020-W Quarter Dollars With Special Privy Mark Being Struck For Circulation

Published: 01/29/2020
2020-W Quarter Dollars With Special Privy Mark Being Struck For Circulation

We have said it before and we will say it again. 2019 was a year that coin collectors, hobbyists, and enthusiasts will be talking about for quite a while. The United States Mint showed up, and we mean really showed up. So get ready for that hyphenated word again because we know it has been worn out but also very fitting for everything we have talked about prior to now: first-ever.

That should be the summary of the Mint’s last year because among the 2019-W Lincoln Cents in three different special finishes, the first Kennedy Half Dollar in an Enhanced Reverse Proof Finish, the first time the Silver Proof Set was struck in all .999 fine silver, and the first-ever limited mintage 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle, there were...read more

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U.S. Mint Set To Release Last Of 3-Coin Platinum Proof Coin Series

Published: 01/27/2020
U.S. Mint Set To Release Last Of 3-Coin Platinum Proof Coin Series

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

The opening line of the Preamble of the Declaration of Independence is perhaps the most remembered and well-known line in the complete document itself. As a celebration of the 30th year of American Eagle Platinum Proof coin, the United States Mint decided to design a whole new series around it. The 2018-2020 Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series is now in its third and final phase of the program and will be released...read more

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Presidential Dollar Still A Possibility for George H.W. Bush

Published: 01/22/2020
Presidential Dollar Still A Possibility for George H.W. Bush

Back in late March of 2019, we released a blog that talked about legislation that was submitted to bring back the Presidential $1 Coin program. But more specifically, the legislation presented wanted to put the late 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush, on a coin.

Legislation H.R. 1173 wanted to get rid of the rule that no coin was to bear the image of a former or current President as well as any President that had passed during a 2-year period following their death. Bush died at the age of 94 on November 30, 2018, a few short months after the passing of his wife, Barbara. Articles introduced also wanted to have the coins released in 2019 with an accompanying First Spouse ...read more

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Coming Up On the 2020 United States Mint Production Schedule

Published: 01/20/2020
Coming Up On the 2020 United States Mint Production Schedule

We are halfway through January and our shipping and fulfillment department have been busy nonstop after the presale of both the 2020 Brilliant Uncirculated and Proof American Silver Eagles. Not to mention the 2020-W Congratulations Set Proof American Silver Eagle. Big releases indeed from the United States Mint. However, they still have a plethora of product releases for the new year to come and we have not even scratched the surface of it.

At the end of January, the last of the three-coin 2018-2020 Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin series. This year’s them is the Pursuit of Happiness and features Lady Liberty harvesting the fruit with a young girl...read more

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Confederate Paper Money Series Part IV: The Trans-Mississippi Notes

Published: 01/15/2020
Confederate Paper Money Series Part IV: The Trans-Mississippi Notes

The Civil War saw a number of disruptions from each side, making it more difficult to maintain their armies and military companies at full strength. Both the North and the South divided military theaters, or areas in which military events occur or progressing, into a number of departments. To just name a few for the South, the Confederacy divided had the Department of Northern Virginia and the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia. Our focus here in this edition of the Confederate Paper Money blog series is the Confederate’s Trans-Mississippi Department and the notes that came from it.

Trans-Mississippi Department

Created on May 26, 1862, the Trans-Mississippi Department included ...read more

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100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 2012-S $1 American Silver Eagle, Reverse Proof

Published: 01/13/2020
100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 2012-S $1 American Silver Eagle, Reverse Proof

2019 saw perhaps one of the biggest United States Mint releases to date: the 2019 S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver American Eagle. It was a first of its kind and even more noteworthy is its mintage as a maximum of just 30,000 was produced for the world. However, without prior releases from the United States Mint, the buildup of that coin would have not been possible. How so? Let us explain.

Next in our series focusing on Whitman Publishing’s fourth edition publication of the top 100 Greatest United States Coins, we take a look at another first of its kind in the American Silver Eagle wheelhouse. Dated 2012 and accompanied by a companion piece, this...read more

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