Coin News: US Mint Coin Costs, Coin Market Attitudes

by on August 20, 2009 · 0 comments

August 20: Four numismatic news or coin blog articles are referenced on CoinNews every Tuesday and Thursday. These articles are not authored by us, but we recommend coin collectors read them for their unusual or interesting content. Here are today’s coin articles:

U.S. Mint still losing a mint making coins
Briana Kerensky |

When you’re stuck in a recession with a rising unemployment rate, you learn to take what money you can get. Unfortunately, as people work to save money and the federal government tries to figure out ways to keep people earning it, the cost of manufacturing money has increased to unsustainable levels…

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Having a Great Attitude Pays Off in the Coin Market
Jaime Hernandez | PCGS

Some of the best things about coins are the stories behind them, and the stories about the individuals who owned or sold the coins. Recently I was told a true-life story I thought was wonderful. It’s about a long-time coin dealer who goes out of his way to make his customer happy…

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Target clerk refuses to take coins for transaction
Nok-Noi Ricker | Bangor Daily News

Sisters Abby Lucas and Olivia Worden grabbed their little purses, filled with change collected from doing chores around the house, and headed out the door recently with their mom to go buy some hard-earned toys. Brewer resident Emily Worden took her daughters, ages 3 and 6, to Target in Bangor. After going up and down the toy aisles searching for the perfect item…

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Viewpoint: When Picking Dealer, Make Right Choice
Greg Heim | Numismatic News

WARNING: This “Viewpoint” contains information that many of you might not want to hear. However, I believe that getting the truth out there and sticking my neck out is worth the risk – so here goes. For years, we have read about how disgusted collectors are with the way that they are treated by many coin dealers. We have heard about the early table departures, the rude treatment, the…

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