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2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin Rolls, Bags and Boxes

  The fourth 2014 Presidential $1 Coin pays tribute to Franklin D. Roosevelt, our 32nd president. These coins with circulating finishes honoring Roosevelt’s legacy are offered in 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags and 250-coin boxes. These products are available today! Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint

NGC Strikes Out with MLB

Fans of coins encased in plastic with special labels who also are baseball fans must be ecstatic that Fans of coins encased in plastic with special labels who also are baseball fans must be ecstatic that Numismatic Guarantee Corporation and Major League Baseball agreed to an exclusive deal that will allow NGC to reproduce team [...]

"...the scholars said."

The international media has long been challenged in its ability to print the truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth, but a new pinnacle of absurdity has been achieved in a so-called news report on "RT News". The report plays on public ignorance and seeks to inflame reader passions with outrageous claims about cultural property looting in Syria. Show More Summary

United States Mint | Come See Our New Look!

  We’ve redesigned our online shopping experience with you in mind. Shop now to see how your input has helped shape our new features and functionality. Check it out here! Image:  U.S. Mint

2014 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Set

  The 2014 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Set produced at the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver has coins with a circulating finish that have never been placed into circulation. They have large, dramatic artwork and edge-incused inscriptions of the year, E PLURIBUS UNUM and the mint mark. Each obverse (heads) shows the name […]

2014 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin | Great Sand Dunes National Park

  The United States Mint is proud to offer the 2014 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park. Three inches in diameter and made of.999 fine silver, the reverse (tails) design features a father and son playing in the sand next to the creek bed. The […]

2014 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coin | Lou Hoover

The third in the series released in 2014, the Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold Coin features a portrait of Lou Hoover on the obverse (heads). The reverse (tails) design features a late 1920s radio representing her first public radio address as first lady. She was the first to make such a speech. This coin is […]

Numismatics have changed, but are we having fun?

Advancements in all areas of life, whether it is the cars we drive, the entertainment that we like, how we shop, and where we get our news are inevitable. Where the car I drove in college had a the classic Chrysler Slant 6 engine with nothing electronic, I now drive a Chevy pickup with a [...]

Mintage Limits Set for 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins

WASHINGTON, D.C. (U.S. Mint) — Mintage limits for the First Spouse Gold Coin Program for 2015 have been set. In 2015, the coins will honor Elizabeth Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy and Lady Bird Johnson. The combined maximum issuance of proof and uncirculated qualities will be 10,000 for Truman, Eisenhower and Johnson. From 2011 to [...]

Hi. I’m Scott and I’m a Collector

Collecting is a progressive addiction. It might start innocently with a friend introducing us to collecting and even giving us a few freebies. We dabble into buying more, especially items that tie us to our youth. We progress in collecting more from those childhood years putting together sets that we could not afford them. That [...]

It’s Classified!

Prior to the public disclosure of secret documents, administrations have declassified documents at various levels for many different reasons that those of us who worked in these areas did not understand what was to be classified at what levels and for how long. Each department and agency had its own rule. However, everything that was [...]

Summary of September coin-related legislation

With apologies for my absence, the end of the federal fiscal year has made me very busy. I have a few posts I am getting ready to queue up that I hope will be of interest. I appreciate your patience and hope to provide you with something interesting to read soon. In the mean time, [...]

Competition is good

Most of the time I do not like repeating press releases or reporting on press releases. Press releases are written by or for the company issuing them. By design, they are written so that the announcement shows the company in a good light. I would rather use the product and report about it based on [...]

As gold falls so will U.S. Mint prices

If you have not seen what has been going on in the gold market, the prices have been falling. The financial press has not provided a single reason as to why the gold market is going down but there is a consistent view that the United States economy showing strength with unemployment dropping and low [...]

Always Remember

Congressional Gold Medal Awarded to the Fallen Heroes of September 11, 2001 WASHINGTON – Three Congressional Gold Medals were awarded today in honor of the men and women who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. The ceremony took place in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. [...]

U.S. Mint previews new online catalog

After a few years of playing with the look-and-feel of their website, the U.S. Mint is in the process of redesigning and reprogramming their online catalog. Face it, the U.S. Mint has not been the paragon of customer service. Their website and fulfillment process has been severely lacking. There were times when the site would [...]

Here we go again: U.S. Mint fights collectors

After all the U.S. Mint has tried to do to make itself more appealing to the collecting community, they are now reverting to their old form and attacking a collectors for owning a coin they claim is “contraband.” The argument is over a 1974-D Lincoln cent made of aluminum that was to be auctions by [...]

ANA Responds to Kennedy Launch Fiasco

The American Numismatic Association issued a statement on August 28 about the 2014 World’s Fair of Money. As part of the statement, the fiasco of the Kennedy half-dollar gold coin was addressed. Before I add my commentary, I do not blame the ANA or the U.S. Mint for the problems at the Kennedy Half-Dollar gold [...]

No legislative report this month

When the calendar flips to August, my wife begins to complain about the humidity and wanting to go “home” to Maine where she grew up. For me, the kid from south Brooklyn, August begins the last push to the end of the federal government’s fiscal year. With congress out of town, many agencies stop worrying [...]

Counterfeit 25 peso coin lab in the Dominican Republic

According to Dominican Today (no byline),... Police... dismantled an underground laboratory being used for forging 25 peso coins, following a raid on a house in the Sabana Perdida neighborhood of Santo Domingo North.... According toShow More Summary

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