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Worth Its Weight In Silver

By R.W. Julian When the first settlers from Britain came to what is now the United States, there was little in the way of coined...

America the Cluttered

By Donn Pearlman The United States Mint overwhelmingly does a splendid job for what it is supposed to do: provide billions of new coins each...

On This Day: California State Quarter

January 31, 2005: The California quarter is released as part of the United States Mint's 50 State Quarter Program.

Market Report: Discontinue the Cent

President Trump wants each U.S. department to cut five percent in costs. Everyone has an idea for cutting small amounts, but we have to think bigger to make a dent in a public debt that is $21 trillion and growing by about $1 trillion each year. When it comes to the U.S. Mint and Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), I have made the most cost-effective suggestion many times over the last five years: Kill the penny!

Getting Started with Hard Times Tokens

By David Schwager If all the coins in circulation went away, would you make your own? More than once in American history, people took minting...

Notes from the U.S. Mint Forum

By Mike Fuljenz On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, I attended an all-day U.S. Mint Forum held at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) in...

Coins Inspire as Holiday Presents

By Mike Fuljenz In 2017, my wife, Karen, and I went to hear Wynonna Judd and the Big Noise in her excellent Christmas show. It...

Issue Highlights: January 2019

COINage: January 2019 • Gold at $5,000 an Ounce: Imagining a Soaring Yellow Metal in 2019 • 2019 and the New world Coin Order: Forecasts for...

Works of Public Art: Buyer’s Guide to Modern Commemorative Half Dollars

By David Schwager For an affordable and accessible but surprisingly interesting and nuanced series, modern commemorative half dollars are well worth considering. Commemorative coins are works...

COINage Confidential: Donald Kagin

Editor's Note: "COINage Confidential" is a column that spotlights the movers and shakers in coin collecting and shares their insider views on the hobby. Donald Kagin,...

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