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Basketball HOF Commemorative Coins Set for June 4th Release

Published: 05/27/2020
Basketball HOF Commemorative Coins Set for June 4th Release

With sports being put on the backburner like everything else during these difficult times, it is safe to say that the world misses them. One of the biggest sporting events to take place during the year was canceled completely in March which hurt players, coaches, and fans alike: March Madness. With the beginning of tournament play all through March right up until the Final Four and eventually the Championship at the beginning of April, fans and numismatists also missed out on the release of the Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin series that was created in anticipation of the 60th Anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Set to originally release on Saturday, April 4th, the series was intentionally...read more

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Native American Dollar Release in Alaska Update

Published: 05/20/2020
Native American Dollar Release in Alaska Update

In early March, we informed you of the measures taken for the state of Alaska to both receive and circulate 5 million 2020 Native American $1 Coins from the United States Mint. While there has been progress, one can assume it is not exactly what Alaska was hoping to achieve.

On January 22nd, a joint resolution (HJR 9) was passed by both the Houses of State Legislature and was presented to the Governor of Alaska, Mike Dunleavy, on February 11th. Since then, the resolution has been signed by the governor and handed to the Mint to be moved forward. The resolution requested the 5 million $1 coins to be provided by the United States Mint and then later put into general circulation in Alaska. It would...read more

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100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 1994-P Jefferson Nickel, Matte "Special Uncirculated"

Published: 05/18/2020
100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 1994-P Jefferson Nickel, Matte "Special Uncirculated"

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal…” This line is perhaps one of the most well-known from the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence. While the historic document was authored by a number of men, one of the most famous and prolific figures was that of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States. He is revered by many historians, politicians, and numismatists. It only makes sense that he ended up on United States coinage, does it not?

With his face on the $2 bill and most notably the Jefferson nickel series, it only makes sense that he would end up on a coin somewhere in the top 100 Greatest...read more

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100 Greatest Women On Coins Series: Princess Diana

Published: 05/13/2020
100 Greatest Women On Coins Series: Princess Diana

Over the past few years, a lot of attention has been put on the royal family due in large part to the marriage between Prince Harry and American born Meghan Markle. More recently even, the press, both British and American, have covered the step back of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from the royal family with their roots planted now in the United States. However, the press that came with them resembled that of the past coverage of the Duke’s mother, Princess Diana.

Next in our series covering the top 100 Greatest Women on Coins as described in Whitman Publishing’s 2015 publication by author Ron Guth, we go back to a time when the Princess of Wales became one of the most adored members of the British royal...read more

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Confederate Paper Money Series VIII: Advertising On Confederate Notes

Published: 05/11/2020
Confederate Paper Money Series VIII: Advertising On Confederate Notes

One of the biggest expenses for a business is the use of advertising and marketing. While it may cost a pretty penny, it is also one of the biggest tools in branding a successful business. Positioning a company’s future through ad campaigns and marketing against its competitors is a key contributor to attracting new customers or clients. Attention and awareness are what you are hoping to gain from those ad campaigns. Even back during the Civil War era, advertising was important. One of the ways that got people’s attention was through the use of Confederate paper money.

A banknote advertisement was vastly attention-getting. Printing ads on real money, however, was expensive and not to mention illegal. Money that had lost...read more

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The History of the Denver Mint

Published: 05/06/2020
The History of the Denver Mint

Other than the nation’s first mint at Philadelphia, the Denver Mint is a branch of the United States Mint that produces an incredible amount of circulating coins every year. In fact, Denver alone produced nearly half of the 11.9 billion coins that circulated in 2019. With the level of importance it has today in the Mint’s overall production, it is hard to believe that it was once only an assay office.

However, because of the familiarity of the “D” mintmark, many have neglected to give an adequate amount of props to the Colorado facility. While coins produced at San Francisco and West Point have garnered all the attention lately in the coin hobby...read more

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