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POLL: Looking for Palladium Eagles after September 29

The U.S. Mint announced today that sales of the American Palladium Eagles will begin on September 29. As bullion issues, they are being sold through with authorized channels and not directly to the public. After seven years since the law was passed (American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin Act of 2010, Pub. L. 111-303), these coins […]

Lack of leadership at the U.S. Mint

Following the sell out of the 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set, a few readers asked if I was going to post a comment. I declined to let the rest of the industry have this discussion. I would rather have a discussion about a different issue related to the U.S. Mint: the lack of leadership. […]

Palladium Eagles are coming

According to reporting by Coin World, the American Palladium Eagles will be released by the U.S. Mint sometime in September. As part of the lame duck session following the 2010 midterm elections, Congress passed the American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-303) telling the U.S. Mint strike one-ounce .9995 fine palladium […]

Why collect NCLT coins?

A while ago, I received the following question from a reader: Why do coins that were made NOT for circulation, like Silver Eagles, Commemoratives Productions, etc have any value other than their face value? I do not see the value of collecting something that was never meant for circulation. Starting with the first question, the […]

Errors verus Varieties: Varieties are spice

This is second article of a 2 part series: Errors versus Varieties: About Errors Errors verus Varieties: Varieties are spice ← you are here A variety is a coin that differs from its basic design type in some distinctive way and is thus differentiated by collectors. Varieties are not errors. They are deliberate changes to […]

Errors versus Varieties: About Errors

This is first article of a 2 part series: Errors versus Varieties: About Errors ← you are here Errors verus Varieties: Varieties are spice Over the years, I have been asked what are the differences between errors and varieties. While some errors are distinctive, some wonder why some errors are not varieties and some varieties […]

POLL: The 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set

It has been a while since I did a poll and was curious how readers feel about the upcoming 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set. If you have not heard, the U.S. Mint announced that they will produce a set of enhanced uncirculated coin featuring all of the coin releases for this year in a […]

Jovita Carranza Sworn in as 44th Treasurer

Through the din of Washington, it was lightly reported that Jovita Carranza was sworn in as the 44th Treasurer of the United States on June 19, 2017, by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin. Joining Carranza at the ceremony was her daughter Klaudene Carranza and goddaughter Lily Hobbs. Since the appointment of Georgia Neese Clark […]

Collecting Small Dollars: Presidential Dollars

This is last article of a 4 part series: The Susie B The Golden Dollar Native American Dollars Presidential Dollar Series ← you are here The Presidential Dollar program had an interesting history. Passed by congress in December 2005 and later signed by President George W. Bush, the Presidential $1 Coin Act (Pub. L. 108-145) […]

Collecting Small Dollars: Native American Dollars

This is Part 3 of a 4 part series: The Susie B The Golden Dollar Native American Dollars ← you are here Presidential Dollar Series As part of the law that created the Presidential $1 Coins, congress authorized the creation of the Native American dollars. The law says that the obverse would continue to feature […]