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“Cents and Sensibility” Act reintroduced, aims to convert U.S. coinage entirely to steel composition

April 25, 2017 in Blogs, Circulating Coins, Coins, Legal, Legislation, Money, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Mint News Blog Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

1943-D over D steel cent. (Photo courtesy of Stack's Bowers Galleries)

1943-D over D steel cent. (Photo courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries)

 

On April 6, Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) reintroduced the Cents and Sensibility Act (H.R. 2067), which proposes “to save the American taxpayers money by immediately altering the metallic composition of the one-cent, five-cent, dime, and quarter-dollar coins, and for other purposes.”

Cosponsored by Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH), the act is further described in a press release as “bipartisan legislation [that] lowers the cost of producing pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters by ensuring they are minted with steel instead of minerals imported from outside the United… Full article at the source>

Source: Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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Coin Collecting Terminology Explained

March 15, 2017 in Blogs, Circulating Coins, Coins, Collecting, Education, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Reference

By: Tegna Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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Those who are interested in taking up the exciting hobby of coin collecting may become a bit confused about some of the terminology used in the industry. While each collector’s tastes and unique interests vary, there are a few basic coin collecting terms that are helpful to become familiar with.

What Is the Difference Between Circulated and Uncirculated Coins?

A circulated coin is one that is produced for everyday transactions by the United States Mint. Once a coin enters circulation, it becomes classified as “circulated.” All coins start out as uncirculated when they are struck at the mint, and they stay uncirculated… Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set Available November 22

November 4, 2016 in Blogs, Circulating Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Fun, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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While higher-end collectors and investors mull the effects of today’s jobs report on gold prices—or of increases in Chinese manufacturing on silver prices, or of Tuesday’s election results on, well, just about everything—bread-and-butter collectors are eyeing humbler targets. On November 22 the Mint will release the America the Beautiful Quarters 2016 Circulating Coin set.

With the price of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar Centennial likely to be $915.00 or higher, the idea of a $5.95 product offering is somewhat refreshing. The coins have no bullion value and no particular numismatic value, barring the luck of an error coin slipping into Full article at the source>

Source: Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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May 2016 U.S. Mint Circulating Coin Production

June 14, 2016 in Blogs, Circulating Coins, Coins, Collecting, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Mint News Blog Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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The U.S. Mint’s circulating coin production jumped in May, with 1.55 billion coins produced to follow up on last month’s 1.34 billion-coin total.

Overall production increased by 15.7% compared to last month, as well as by over 6% in relation to May of 2015. This year’s circulating coin total now stands at more than 6.7 billion coins, 8% less than had been struck by May of 2015.

The chart below details production numbers for the coins, broken down by denomination and mint facility. The first numerical column lists figures for the month of May, while the “2016 Total”… Full article at the source>

Source: Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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France’s Favorite Little Prince Takes a Great Journey on New Coin Series

March 31, 2016 in Circulating Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Monnaie de Paris, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Uncirculated Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Monnaie de Paris has launched (21st March) a new numismatic series chronicling the travels of France’s favorite Petit Prince, based on the novella by Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900 – 1944). The release of this most recent series of “The Little Prince” coins coincides with the 70th anniversary of the story’s publication in France in 1946.

Antoine de Saint Exupéry was a French poet and aviator who made his first flight in 1912, marking the beginning of his passion for aviation. He studied architecture until his French Air Force service began in 1921 in Strasbourg. A 1923 plane accident in… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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U.S. Mint 2016 Birth Set and Happy Birthday Coin Set

January 3, 2016 in Blogs, Circulating Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Proof Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Mint News Blog Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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At noon on Wednesday, January 6, the U.S. Mint will issue its first two releases of the new year: the 2016 Birth Set and the 2016 Happy Birthday Coin Set. While these items are packaged as gifts to be handed out on the occasion of a birth or a birthday, they provide the first opportunities for collectors to obtain Proof versions of 2016 circulating coins.

The 2016 Birth Set contains the following five Proof coins, minted in San Francisco:

  • 2016-S Proof Lincoln Cent;
  • 2016-S Proof… Full article at the source>Source: Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)
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Austrian Schoolgirl’s Winning Design Features on New Coin

October 12, 2015 in Austrian Coins, Circulating Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Competition, Copper, Copper Coins, Design, Education, Euro Coins, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Prize Winners, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Mint of Austria has unveiled their latest coin in the series, “Austria by its Children”. This charming series began three years ago and has given Austrian 9- and 10-year-olds the opportunity to depict something important to them about their home town or province.

The series, which includes two coin issues per year, has been well received both in and out of Austria. The new coin is the eighth release overall in the series and the second of 2015; it features the province of Burgenland, Austria’s most eastern administrative region.

Burgenland bills itself as “the sunny side of Austria” and is best… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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May 2015 US Mint Circulating Coin Production

June 15, 2015 in Blogs, Circulating Coins, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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Updated figures are available covering the United States Mint’s circulating coin production through the month of May 2015. For the fifth consecutive month, the monthly production total surpassed one billion coins. Preliminary production figures are now available for the Kisatchie National Forest Quarter and the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Dollar.

For the month of May 2015, the US Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver struck 1.46 billion circulating quality coins across five denominations. The figure was down compared to the prior month when production reached nearly 1.7 billion pieces. The figure was up from the year ago period when production Full article at the source>

Source: Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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America the Beautiful 2014 Quarters Circulating Coin Set

November 26, 2014 in Circulating Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Numismatica, Numismatics, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

By: US Mint Product Info

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The 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™ contains one each of the five circulating 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters minted in Philadelphia and one each of the five circulated America the Beau Full article at the source>

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Philadelphia Mint Breaks Production Record

August 22, 2014 in Circulating Coins, Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint, USA Coins

By Michael Zielinski (Coin Update News)

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Philadelphia Mint

The Coining Division at the United States Mint in Philadelphia reached a new production record on July 24, 2014, delivering 42.44 million coins in one day. This surpassed the prior one-day record of 38.28 million coins reached in October 2013.

While production of 30 million coins per day is not uncommon at the Philadelphia Mint, producing over 40 million in one day is a an amazing accomplishment. Every employee, department, machine, part, die, tool, and blank Full article at the source>

Source:: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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