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100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 1996-S Centennial Olympics (Swimming) Half Dollar Commemorative

Published: 12/02/2019
100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 1996-S Centennial Olympics (Swimming) Half Dollar Commemorative

Our 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins blog series has taken us on a journey that has already involved a few different commemoratives. According to the Whitman Publishing publication, we have a number to go yet.

But what is most interesting to find out in this fourth edition from authors Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett, the list of modern commemoratives in this top 100 fall into two categories. There are those commemorative coins that are what they call “thematically relevant” which makes their demand higher. Then there are those that are deemed unpopular at the time which in turn, caused for low mintages. Those coins are now considered...read more

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A Day To Give Thanks

Published: 11/27/2019
A Day To Give Thanks

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Can you believe it?

As the days seem to go by faster and faster, the holidays have a way of making time stop for just a short period of time. How is that, you ask? Family traditions always bring back the fondest of memories. Memories and nostalgia are what make this time of year so enjoyable. While the world spins on, we as children and adults get to experience those moments over and over again while creating new ones.

While we get so excited for Thanksgiving because of the guaranteed food coma...read more

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Young Collector Series: It's A Generational Thing

Published: 11/25/2019
Young Collector Series: It's A Generational Thing

This year alone, the United States Mint has had a number of first-evers and set record-breaking mintages. Their production schedule was one that 20 years from now, collectors will still be talking about. All of this lends itself to the appeal of the numismatic hobby to younger generations.

But if we set newly released products aside, appealing to young collectors is super important for the future of this hobby. In doing this, it is also super important for those of us engrossed in the day-to-day of the business to explain all the ways in which becoming involved in it is special. The first thing that comes to mind? This hobby has been built and tended...read more

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New Jersey American Innovation $1 Coin to Be Released By U.S. Mint

Published: 11/20/2019
New Jersey American Innovation $1 Coin to Be Released By U.S. Mint

We are nearing Thanksgiving which means Christmas will soon follow after and the end of the year will be upon us. 2019 was a dynamic showing for the United States Mint as a number of releases were put under the “first-ever” category. However, the beginning of a new coin program made a big splash and yes, once again, we are talking about the American Innovation $1 Coin Program.

The multi-year series honors innovation and innovators with $1 coins from each State, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands. Up next to be released this year is the third design of four in...read more

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A Trip To the United States Mint: Andy and Brock On the Road

Published: 11/18/2019
A Trip To the United States Mint: Andy and Brock On the Road

“The United States Mint Invites you to attend…”

Wait a minute. Did you say The United States Mint? These were our thoughts too when this particular invitation came across our CEO’s desk, but if we could, let’s finish that official invite.

“....the 2019 Numismatic Forum.”

For the fourth year in a row, the U.S. Mint hosted members of the numismatic community to this invite-only event geared towards strengthening their relationships with said members while working towards “reinvigorating the coin collecting...read more

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Enhanced Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle Up Next On U.S. Mint's Production Schedule

Published: 11/13/2019
Enhanced Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle Up Next On U.S. Mint's Production Schedule

Tomorrow is the day. We repeat: TOMORROW IS THE DAY.

It may be the release of the year for the United States Mint and if you do not know what we are talking about yet, pay close attention.

For the first time ever (yes, another one of those), the Mint will be releasing an Enhanced Reverse Proof One Ounce American Silver Eagle on its own in Original Government Packaging. The mintage? Limited to 30,000. This is 125 less than the powerhouse that is the 1995-W Proof American Silver Eagle that ended with a mintage...read more

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