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Key Date Liberty Head Nickels

The Liberty Head Nickel was introduced in 1883 and struck for thirty years primarily at the Philadelphia Mint. While the series is mostly known for the 1913 Liberty Nickel, an incredibly rare but unofficial issue of which a mere five pieces are known, there are also some other dates that are not all that easy to find. This is especially the case in uncirculated condition. This article will take a … [Read More...]

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US Mint Reminds Customers to Reset Account Password Ahead of Kennedy Launch

Ahead of the planned launch of the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection, the United States Mint has reminded customers to log into their online account to reset their password if they have not done so already. This will ensure the most streamlined, expedited shopping experience once the eagerly anticipated product goes […]

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US Mint Sales Report: Slow Start for New Product

The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the debut figure for the first new product release in a month. Elsewhere in the report, American Silver Eagles and annual sets made their typically strong showings while the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar products remained subdued ahead of the highly anticipated silver coin […]

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US Mint Offers 2014 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coin

The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 2014 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coin. This represents the final coin within the Preamble series and features the theme “To Secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and our Posterity.” The Preamble series has featured representations of six core concepts of American democracy as found […]

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Spain: Royal School of Artillery Featured on New Commemorative Coin

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT) in conjunction with the Casa Real de la Moneda has issued a new silver coin which marks the 250th anniversary of one of the country’s most prestigious military academies, the Royal School of Artillery which is the principal training establishment for artillery warfare in the Spanish Army. […]

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The 1796 Myddleton Token —‘Unsurpassed in Beauty’

This story of one of my favorite tokens is excerpted from my 2002 More Adventures With Rare Coins, a book that showcased 50 of my favorite numismatic items. For more information, you can read The 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens, written by Katherine Jaeger and myself, available from numismatic booksellers. A Planned Settlement in […]

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Interview with Dr. Herman Viola, Newest Member of the CCAC

On September 23rd, 2014, Dr. Herman Viola was sworn in as the newest member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). He is a curator emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. Prior to his retirement in 1994, he was director of Quincentenary Programs at the National Museum of Natural History. During […]

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Moldavite Meteorite Impact Silver Coin Contains Moldavite Fragment

Coin Invest Trust has created a new coin incorporating the rare material Moldavite to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its meteorite coins. About 15 million years ago, a meteorite hit the Danube area resulting in the formation of a natural glass known as Moldavite. Scientists have reconstructed that the meteorite had an approximate diameter of […]

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US Mint Sales Report: Annual Sets Top Weekly Sellers

During another week without any new numismatic product releases from the United States Mint, the top sellers fell mainly into the category of the annual set offerings. The three core sets were joined by the individual Proof American Silver Eagle and the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Proof Half Dollar. The top selling product by […]

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British Antarctic Territory: Orca Whale Collector Crown Coin

The Treasury of the British Antarctic Territory has issued a new coin which highlights one of the territory’s most distinctive and awesome wildlife, that of the Orca Whale, or more commonly known as Killer Whales. A toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, they are the largest of the dolphins and one of the […]

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Gold and Silver Coins Remember Polish Writer Stefan Zeromski

The National Bank of Poland has issued two new coins which remember the 150th anniversary of birth of one of Poland’s most hallowed authors, Stefan Zeromski (1864 – 1925). His extraordinary gift for compassion, his open-mindedness, and the dramatic plots of his books won him a loyal following. Zeromski was known as “the conscience of […]