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Confederate Paper Money Series Part III: Confederate Issues Spanning 1862-1864

Published: 10/28/2019
Confederate Paper Money Series Part III: Confederate Issues Spanning 1862-1864

As three separate issuing of Confederate paper money notes took place in 1861, the first year of issue, four more separate issues or authorized Acts took place between 1862 and 1864. From even smaller denominations being produced and issued to original designs being created by engravers to an unlimited quantity being authorized, paper money went through a lot in the Confederate States while the war between the North and the South raged on.

Fourth Issue - Act of April 17, 1862

Although unclear how a $2 denomination was released in 1861 due to error, the Act of April 17, 1862, authorized the production of lower denominations featuring the $1...read more

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Introduction To Young Collectors Blog Series

Published: 10/21/2019
Introduction To Young Collectors Blog Series

The numismatic hobby has been around for a long time. From early United States coinage days, a wide variety of collectors have been taking part in finding, buying, selling, and collecting their fair share of precious metals. In the late 1890s even, the American Numismatic Association was founded and is now currently the world’s largest organization that is dedicated to the history and lure of coins, tokens, medals, and paper money. They even offer, as a nearly 25,000 member organization, educational programs that feature a museum and a library while also holding conventions, seminars, and online courses. Those kinds of offerings are all in part for a “hobby.”

Knowing all that you know about a hobby that is as involved as coin collectors are, would you believe that we are in trouble when it comes to the future of the business ...read more

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Pennsylvania American Innovation $1 Coin To Be Released By U.S. Mint

Published: 10/21/2019
Pennsylvania American Innovation $1 Coin To Be Released By U.S. Mint

The American Innovation $1 Coins are rolling out and now it is time for the second of the Philadelphia and Denver minted versions to be released. Up next? Pennsylvania! The second issue will be continuing the release of a multi-year series that will honor innovation and innovators with $1 coins from each State, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, America Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Being released in rolls and bags in an uncirculated finish from the Philadelphia and Denver mints, the Pennsylvania design features the polio vaccine development by Dr. Jonas Salk and his team at the University of Pittsburgh. In the 1950s, polio was a horrific disease that affected children and young adults as it left many paralyzed...read more

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U.S. Mint To Release 2019 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set In .999 Fine Silver

Published: 10/14/2019
U.S. Mint To Release 2019 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set In .999 Fine Silver

Thursday, October 17th. Mark your calendars everyone because it is going to be yet another first for the United States Mint.

We all know how popular the Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets have gotten in the last couple of years. Why? Well, it all started with the 2017 set in which the Mint released a San Francisco Proof American Silver Eagle limited to 125,000. You could only obtain this never before limited silver Eagle in two sets: the Limited Edition Silver Proof Set and the Congratulations Set. Ever since that set in 2017, the Limited Edition sets, before it and after it, have become a popular...read more

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100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 1973-P and D Eisenhower Dollars

Published: 10/14/2019
100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 1973-P and D Eisenhower Dollars

In the short lifespan of the Eisenhower dollar, the coin saw its fair share of quirks. One big one? It followed the five-year ban on the production of a dollar coin that was put into place in 1965. It was also the first large-size dollar produced since the silver Peace dollar in 1934 which made collectors hoard those in circulation. Problem #1 established.

In this next edition of the 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series, we take a look at a pair of Eisenhower dollars that have low mintages. What’s the big deal you ask? Chosen by authors Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett in addition to the advisement of influential coin dealers from across the country, the pair don the Philadelphia and Denver mintmarks which normally would far exceed the mintage of the pair of dollars found in the fourth edition of ...read more

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First Four Proof American Innovation $1 Coins Released in Proof Set

Published: 10/09/2019
First Four Proof American Innovation $1 Coins Released in Proof Set

The train keeps rolling in at the Innovation station…. the American Innovation that is. The brand new $1 coin series has already flourished since its 2018 introductory coin debut. With a reverse proof release and the first coin (Delaware) release for the Philadelphia and Denver minted versions, the United States Mint is now set to release the American Innovation 2019 $1 Coin Proof Set on Friday.

Released in a 4-coin set and minted at San Francisco, the Proof set will feature coins that honor American innovation and significant efforts made by people or groups from or in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Georgia. Each coin will have...read more

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