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1992 Columbus Quincentenary Commemorative Coins

In 1992, the quincentenary or 500th anniversary of the historic voyage of Christopher Columbus to the Americas was celebrated with the issuance of three commemorative coins from the United States Mint. The program included extremely high maximum mintage levels likely formulated with the expectation that the coins would be heavily ordered by the general . . . → Read More: click here to continue

Gold Ends Week at 3-Month Low, US Bullion Eagles Improve

Gold ended lower Friday for a fourth straight day, its sixth loss in seven sessions, and closed at its lowest price in three months. From a week ago, prices tumbled 3.2%. Gold suffered through the… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] … . . . → Read More: click here to continue

October 11, 2013: US Mint Coin Production, 1854-S Quarter Eagle, New $100 Bill

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The US Mint produced nearly 1.1 billion circulating coins in September, putting year to date production above the annual total from the prior year.

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2014 Maple Leaf Gold and Silver Fractional Sets for Collectors

Two new precious metal collections are now available from the Royal Canadian Mint with releases of the 2014 Maple Leaf Pure Gold Fractional Set and the 2014 Maple Leaf Fine Silver Fractional… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] … http://www.coinnews.net/2013/10/11/2014-maple-leaf-gold-and-silver-fractional-sets-for-collectors/ . . . → Read More: click here to continue

Celebrating 200 Years of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

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The Dutch Ministry of Finance has announced (8th October) that a new two Euro coin will be issued on the 25th November which celebrates the country’s 200th anniversary of both independence and the formation of the kingdom of the Netherlands.

The modern Dutch kingdom was on its way to formal recognition in 1813 when . . . → Read More: click here to continue

Full Step Jefferson Nickels

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American numismatics is a highly developed collecting area that, especially compared to numismatics of other countries, is way ahead of its time. One area where this is very obvious is the “obsession” that American collectors have with grades. The 1-70 system developed by William Sheldon is uniquely American and only in the past few . . . → Read More: click here to continue

Gold Drops Below $1,300; Silver Near Flat, US Gold Coins Gain

Bucking the trend of other precious metals on Thursday, gold declined for a third straight day and for the fifth time in six sessions. A stronger U.S. dollar coupled with riskier appetites… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] … http://www.coinnews.net/2013/10/10/gold-drops-below-1300-silver-near-flat-us-gold-coins-gain/ . . . → Read More: click here to continue

2013-P White Mountain ATB Five Ounce Silver Coins Sell Out

At least the United States Mint is not part of the current federal government shutdown. The national parks are closed, but sales continue for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins honoring them. Numismatic versions powered forward with the first of the 2013 issues selling out this week, the 2013-P White Mountain National . . . → Read More: click here to continue

Interview with Victoria Cleland, The Bank of England’s Head of Notes Division

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When the Bank of England announced in April of this year that Winston Churchill would be depicted on Bank of England notes, this pronouncement unleashed a swirling controversy in the UK which highlighted a noticeable lack of British women represented on Bank of England banknotes. Michael Alexander of the London Banknote and Monetary Research . . . → Read More: click here to continue

US Mint Coin Production in September Rebounds, Topping 1 Billion

For the sixth time this year after having happened just once last year, American circulating coin production for a month topped 1 billion coins, data from the United States Mint shows. U.S. Mint… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] … http://www.coinnews.net/2013/10/10/us-mint-coin-production-in-september-rebounds-topping-1-billion/ . . . → Read More: click here to continue

October 9, 2013: White Mountain Five Ounce Coin Sold Out, Draped Bust Quarters, Royal Mint News

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The 2013-P White Mountain Five Ounce Silver Coin has sold out at the United States Mint after less than five months of availability and at a sales level below the maximum mintage.

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US Mint Sales: Numismatic Products Weaker to Steady

Sales last week for numismatic products from the United States Mint were somewhat mixed. On the one hand, there was a good share of coins showing mild weakness. On the other, some products did log… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] … . . . → Read More: click here to continue

Gold Falls for Fourth Time in Five Sessions, Silver Sheds 2.5%

Gold settled lower for the fourth time in five sessions Wednesday, pressured as the U.S. dollar advanced against other world currencies. Gold for December delivery lost $ 17.40, or 1.3%, to end at… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] … http://www.coinnews.net/2013/10/09/gold-falls-for-fourth-time-in-five-sessions-silver-sheds-1-3/ . . . → Read More: click here to continue

New Coin Series Honors Dutch Scientists

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The National Bank of Denmark has issued (7th October) new coins to mark the centenary of the publication of Niels Bohr’s atomic theory. Three additional issues will highlight as their common theme –  scientific theories developed by Danish scientists since 1572. This innovative series comprises four different 500-kroner silver coins and four different 20-kroner . . . → Read More: click here to continue

US Mint Sales Report: Examining The Week’s Top Three Sellers

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With no recent releases, the weekly report of United States Mint numismatic product sales continues to show subdued action. Much of the buying was concentrated in core products and other coins that enjoy a broad collector base.

The top seller for the week by unit volume was the 2013 Proof American Silver Eagle. This . . . → Read More: click here to continue