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Coin Trading Through the Centuries

By R.W. Julian As we make our way through 2020, United States citizens continue to practice safe distancing, and businesses continue to operate under detailed...

COINage Profile: 1995 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent

The coin collecting community was abuzz in the spring of 1995 with the news that a major doubled die had just been discovered on...

PCGS Attributing Emergency Bullion 2020 American Silver Eagles from the Philadelphia...

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has announced the attribution of qualifying bullion-quality 2020 American Silver Eagles struck at the Philadelphia Mint during an emergency...

Proof Sets: Collecting Them & Buying Them

Proof coins are among the most popular annual United States Mint offerings. Struck by specially prepared dies and made with polished planchets, proof coins...

1975 No-S Roosevelt Dime Sells For Nearly Half Million Dollars

One of just two known 1975 no-S proof Roosevelt dimes sold at the September 2019 Long Beach Expo for $456,000 (including 20% buyer's fee),...

US, Canadian Silver Coins Unified In Pride Of Two Nations Set

Philadelphia, known as “The Cradle of Liberty,” was abuzz in early July with the nation’s 243rd anniversary of independence, but the Philadelphia Mint was...

U.S. Government Seizures of Coins and Gold

By R.W. Julian The history of seizures of coins and gold is a checkered one and dates back to the 19th century. The first tentative...

The Draped Bust Cent 1796-1807

By R.W. Julian There are those today who buy gold and silver bullion as an investment even though the outlook is sometimes volatile. Rare collector...

Sizes Matter: Large Impact of the 1960 Small Date Cent

Editor's Note: This article was awarded the honor of Best Article during the 2017 Numismatic Literary Guild Writers' Competition. By Tom DeLorey About the time that...

The First United States Mint (Part II)

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series about the history of the first United States Mint, located in Philadelphia. It picks...

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