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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 (

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>

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Key Date Liberty Half Eagles

January 15, 2016 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld (Coin Update News)


The Liberty Half Eagle ($5) series was one of the longest running of all American coinage. First struck in 1839, the final example of Christian Gobrecht’s design did not come off the minting presses until 1908, almost 70 years later. Between those days there were a massive 201 issues released; needless to say this set is virtually impossible to complete. Some people still try, however, but due to the rarity of some of the pieces very few succeed. In this article we will take a look at some of the rarest and most storied of all Liberty Half Eagles, and… Full article at the source>

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