U.S. Mint Produces 368.2 Million Coins for Circulation in April

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The U.S. Mint struck over 368 million coins for circulation last month

In April, the United States Mint increased its pace of striking coins for circulation after two consecutive months of slowdowns. However, the monthly production level remained below 1 billion for the eighth month in a row, following eight consecutive months above that threshold. Additionally, and unusually for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Mint reported no production of either nickels or dimes.

For the month, the Mint struck 368.2 million coins, marking an increase of 10.7% from March but a 70.6% plunge from April 2023. Here’s how the month compares to others in the past year:

April 2023 to April  2024 Circulating Coin Production

Month Mintages Rank
April 2024 368.20 M 12
March 2024 332.70 M 11
February 2024 644.86 M 7
January 2024 755.98 M 6
December 2023 151.80 M 13
November 2023 604.409 M 8
October 2023 501.911 M 10
September 2023 546.03 M 9
August 2023 1,030.38 M 5
July 2023 1,139.30 M 4
June 2023 1,297.18 M 2
May 2023 1,417.78 M 1
April 2023 1,250.32 M 3

 

The primary mission of the U.S. Mint is to manufacture coins in response to public demand. The Mint produces, sells, and subsequently delivers circulating coins to Federal Reserve Banks and their coin terminals to support their services to commercial banks and other financial institutions.

Even though it costs the Mint 3.07 cents to make and distribute each 1-cent coin, the Federal Reserve always orders more of them than any other denomination. In March, the Mint struck 211.2 million Lincoln cents, accounting for 57.4% of all circulating-quality coins produced for the month.

Month-Over-Month

In month-over-month comparisons of coins commonly used by Americans, production totals in April show increases of 11.6% for Lincoln cents and 9% for quarters.

Mintages of Native American Dollars and Kennedy Halves

The U.S. Mint also strikes other coins in circulating quality, namely half dollars and dollars. Native American $1 coins are no longer ordered by the Federal Reserve, but they are still made in circulating quality for coin collectors. The same was true for Kennedy half dollars until recently — years 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Usually, in January, the U.S. Mint produces both denominations to the expected amounts needed for the entire year. However, that has not been the case for Kennedy halves in each of the three prior years, as the Federal Reserve unexpectedly ordered millions more for circulation — roughly 12 million, 7 million, and 18 million in fiscal years 2021, 2022, and 2023.

It has not been disclosed whether any 2024 Kennedy half dollars will be produced for general circulation. However, production figures changed in January, March, and April, with the latest results showing 5.1 million coins each from the Denver and Philadelphia Mints, totaling 10.2 million. These figures compare to production runs in 2023 totaling 27.8 million from Denver and 30.2 million from Philadelphia, amounting to 58 million coins — the highest since 1983, when it reached 66.6 million.

Unlike the usual practice, the mintages of the Native American dollar were changed in February instead of being completed in January for the year. This adjustment was prompted by the absence of reported minting activity for the dollar in Denver throughout January. As of February, the total mintages for the dollar stand at 1.12 million from Denver and an equal 1.12 million from Philadelphia, culminating in a combined 2.24 million coins—a precise match to the splits and overall total recorded in 2023. Notably, no further alterations were reported in March or April, maintaining the previously established figures.

On Jan. 29, the U.S. Mint started selling Denver- and Philadelphia-minted rolls, bags, and boxes of 2024 Native American dollars. More recently, on April 23, the bureau started offering rolls and bags of circulating 2024 Kennedy halves.

This next table shows 2024 circulating coin mintages by production facility, denomination, and design.

U.S. Mint Circulating Coin Production in April 2024

Denver Philadelphia Total
Lincoln Cent 105,600,000 105,600,000 211,200,000
Jefferson Nickel 0 0 0
Roosevelt Dime 0 0 0
Quarters 75,200,000 79,200,000 154,400,000
Kennedy Half-Dollar 300,000 2,300,000 2,600,000
Native American $1 Coin 0 0 0
Total 181,100,000 187,100,000 368,200,000

 

In the overall production totals for April, the Denver Mint produced 181.1 million coins, while the Philadelphia Mint produced 187.1 million coins, resulting in a combined total of 368.2 million coins.

Year-to-date, the Denver Mint has struck 1,093,980,000 coins, and the Philadelphia Mint has made 1,007,760,000 coins, bringing the total to 2,101,740,000 coins. This is 55.2% fewer than the 4,692,880,000 coins manufactured during the same period in 2023.

If the current production pace were to continue through December, the annual mintage for 2024 would reach 6.3 billion coins. In comparison, the U.S. Mint manufactured over 11.38 billion coins for circulation in 2023, marking the lowest output since 2012.

This next table lists coin production totals by denomination and by U.S. Mint facility:

YTD 2024 Circulating Coin Production by Denomination

1 ¢ 5 ¢ 10 ¢ 25 ¢ 50 ¢ N.A. $1 Total:
Denver 634.4M 29.76M 123M 300.6M 5.1M 1.12M 1093.98M
Philadelphia 587.2M 31.44M 75.5M 307.4M 5.1M 1.12M 1007.76M
Total 1221.6M 61.2M 198.5M 608M 10.2M 2.24M 2101.74M

 

2024 Quarter Mintages

In addition to the 2024 Native American dollar with its one-year-only design, the U.S. Mint has also released the first two of five issues for 2024 from their four-year program of American Women Quarters™. These two coins represent the eleventh and twelfth overall in the series, each featuring a unique design.

The Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray quarter, the first quarter design for this year, began circulating on Jan. 2. On Feb. 1, the Mint made rolls and bags of the quarter available for purchase by the public. According to the latest figures from the Mint, a total of 354.2 million Murray quarters were minted, with 185.8 million coming from Denver and 168.4 million from Philadelphia. This marks the lowest mintage total for any quarter in the series to date. In terms of production by facility across the series, the 2024-P ranks as the scarcest, while the 2024-D ties for third scarcest.

Of the total production, 253.8 million quarters have not yet been officially assigned a design by the U.S. Mint. This represents a portion of the Patsy Takemoto Mink quarters. Mink quarters entered circulation on March 25, and on March 28, the U.S. Mint began selling rolls and bags of them to the public.

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Major D

I’m still looking to find my first 2024 circulating coin of any denomination in change or bank rolls.

Jeff Legan

Me too.

AKBob

Me three!

Dave SWFL

Me four! A real drought

CaliSkier

Or is it “FORE””!!! LOL PS A little reminder, the $.05
and $.10 are shaping up to be, relative rarities?

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E 1

I’ve had a couple of the 2024-D pennies (light spots) and no quarters. I don’t look at the nickels or the dimes (Silicon Valley, CA).

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D, Jeff Legan, AKBob, Dave SWFL, CaliSkier and E 1,
Here are some of the 2024 “Toss them into a jar or lose them in your couch” circulating cents for you to share. I totally forgot to wear my white gloves so I wouldn’t count on any of them being a “70”.

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John Q. Coinage

I’ve gotten cents, nickels, dimes and new “Hope” AWQ. I used to try for rolls, maybe 1c or 5c, this AWQ will have zero life in the marketplace, must have 100+ State and NP rolls, paperweight candidate$

AKBob

I love the cents of humor we have on here! All in good fun!

Well, as always, Good Luck ALL!!!

Kaiser Wilhelm

AKBob,
For those of us who grew up on post-WWII American military bases overseas our private numismatic collections likely began by default with a major concentration on paper MPCs (Military Payment Certificates) which were in general use to the exclusion of any U.S. Treasury-issued bills and/or Mint-produced coins.

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Rick

I learn something new every day, and that’s a good thing! Thanks Kaiser.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick,
It’s entirely my pleasure. Speaking of which, not only do I find ongoing learning to be extremely satisfying but I also very much enjoy the sense of delight that comes with realizing that there is quite certainly no effective limit to all of the amazing tidbits of knowledge one can continue to become privy to.

AKBob

Kaiser Wilhelm, I’ve never seen those! When I was stationed in Germany, we received Ration cards. You needed it to purchase a certain amount at the PX, i.e. gas, cigarettes, booze, etc., when a new guy/gal would get stationed in my command, you always introduced yourself and you’d ask, do you smoke, do you drink, etc. if the answer was no to any, you automatically asked him/her if you could have theirs, if they balked you offered $50, which back then (1973)was a lot of money. Back then, a carton of smokes was $1.85, a half gallon of Jack Daniels… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

AKBob, It’s not at all surprising you didn’t encounter any MPCs (Military Payment Certificates) during your time in Germany in 1973 as by then that medium of exchange had been long phased out everywhere else except with our forces in Vietnam, and even there that very same year signaled the end of the entire MPC program world-wide. The only reason I had ever had occasion to use them was thanks to the years we lived in Vienna while my Dad was assigned to the United States Army Austrian Occupation Force. I believe that even before we left Austria for a… Read more »

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Rick

JQC Just give those quarters to those guys that come up to you on Imperial Hwy & the 405 at the stoplight — the windshield washer dudes. Tell them the quarters are rare! That or pay in rolls for that one Taco truck over there — best in LA(USA)…
If the new cent doesn’t have a ‘V’..not interested lol !
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The ATB’s(silver)were enough for me already — no mas please….

Hey KEITHSTER, any new cents over there where you are?! Good luck!!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Love your name, John Q. Coinage; I readily give it a Proof 70! Incidentally, I neither get my coins graded nor do I ever sell any. In fact, simply consider me as being happily stuck back in the 1950’s, the time when I first began collecting stamps and coins just for the education and the fun of it.

Domenic Vaiasicca

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AKBob

I was just looking at the prices of Gold coins & medals on the US Mints website and noticed that the 2017 & 2018 American Liberty Coins are not available, FINALLY!! Maybe I missed it and someone else mentioned it previously and if that’s the case, My Bad as I hadn’t seen it. I actually have probably by now a dozen of the 1/10th oz’ers and I think 3 of the 1 oz’ers!! Don’t know what I’m going to do with them tho, lol! I’m not planning on selling any of them either. Once I get Gold I hate to… Read more »

East Coast Guru

Agree AKBob, odd that those coins are unavailable now. I wonder what their final mintage will be if they are gone for good to be melted or sold to a favorite dealer for spot. Doubt they would correct the mintage for those sold to a dealer. That would require work and stuff.

Major D

I do believe that there is a quiet purge going on at the Mint with older products.

REB

Good. The purge should happen every year no later than January.

Kaiser Wilhelm

REB,
Does this come with assurances that we won’t also be relentlessly afflicted with ever more sequels of “that” movie like clockwork?

Rick

AK, I got the skirt blown up saying from you and it’s a good one! I hope you built a secret vault in your new home – a place for your hoard! Remember, and it’s tough to do…’Mum’s the word’ around neighbors and in town, you never know. I’m channeling you and selling on eBay, all silver, but mine is 99% bullion. I’m pleased with the recent spot bounce..My selling limit is $35k per month, I’m not sure why yours is $25k?.. AK and E1… PCGS made a label mistake on one of my coin submissions a couple weeks ago.… Read more »

CaliSkier

Doh! A couple things come to mind! You are either in Preschool/Kindergarten or the reverse of the slab is where there is some additional valuable information located? As of now, it appears you must look too young, to get moved up a grade? LOL Not LOL so much. At least its real! LOL PS Hope you have pics, which I’m sure you do. Crazy, how hard can it be? You and AKBob are very patient, good way to be!

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Antonio
Rick

Probably a trainee, I would guess that re-holdering is the first thing that you learn at TPG’s? Regardless, there’s always a 2nd opinion/label verification on every single submission… Even without the other side of the label, a simple scale and a glance at the copper edge would deter them from an attempt to pull the wool down… Free Silver sounds great, but this one is worth more as a Clad… I’m going to just get a Gold Shield First Strike label out of them. And question the smudge on the reverse – I hadn’t seen it before as I recall..… Read more »

CaliSkier

Wow and you now have a re-punched mint mark in a different metal! LOL Sorry…. What a zany screw up, to say the least! Did you check the box for random “Lotto” coin return? Or maybe you checked the box for “Dealers Choice”? My guess is you’ll never send in anothe(?) coin without taking pictures ever again. I know I would never send a coin in at this point, after hearing about AKBob and your experience without taking pictures, unless it was in a sealed box, as AKBob has previously done with those Peace $1’s. Good luck on getting this… Read more »

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Kaiser Wilhelm

CaliSkier,
There is no way I can’t ask. When it comes to my NOKIA, am I in possession of a flip phone or have I lost my compact car? Inquiring minds want to know.

E 1

Wrong Coin and wrong label? As I recall, that was a Denver ANA FDI Ask Not Label and a 2014-D Unc Set coin. That is a Silver S Proof Coin in your photo. I have an SP UNC set that matches the labels in your photo to a “T.” There are no defects in the label. Major League Screw Up?

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Rick

E1, Yes good memory on the Ask not FDI-D coin.. I also have a P coin just like yours in a 69… Same exact label as your P coin shown above.. They put a silver portrait label in place of the clad portrait label.!!.. The photo of the silver coin is just representative of the new label they re-holdered on my clad !.. mistake, yes! The D coin(below)is still at PCGS getting it’s new slab and a restoration on the spot between the T & Y near the rim… All of the other distractions that you see in the photo… Read more »

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E 1

Rick,

I am sure they will make the appropriate correction for you. I know you have the before photos. So, no worries, just an inconvenience I’m sure. Maybe you can get some comp grading or extra storage boxes out of them for the inconvenience. I would try to get a David Hall autographed copy of the latest “PCGS Guide to Coin Grading.” Work it!

Cheers

E 1

I look forward to hearing how that D-mint UNC turns out. Keep me posted.

AKBob

Rick, ok, I know I use that phrase and it probably dates me but for a minute I thot someone else (You) uses that same phrase, lol! Every now and then an old saying/phrase just blurts out of my mouth before I even know what I’ve just said and it’s something from a long time back. You ever have that happen? Anyways, thanks Rick, you gave me a good laugh on me, lol!

Well, as always, Good Luck ALL!!!

Rick

Keep them coming AKBob, they’re great old sayings! I’m 10 years behind you (1964). I can’t believe that I can get a Senior discount now! Where did the time go!?! The closest that I have came to building my own house was 24 years ago when I was able to lay my own wood floors, tile, deck & bmt in a new house… It does feel good to contribute ‘hands on’ to your own house, not to mention saving a TON of $$…I’m a construction blue collar guy anyway, so it’s 2nd nature…

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick and AKBob,
You’ve likely noticed that when we were young, time seemed to just crawl by unbearably slowly, as in the interminable wait for summer vacation to come along. But now, especially for those of us who are in our sixties and seventies, that identical amount of summertime absolutely shoots by us, and once it’s over we almost have to convince ourselves it occurred at all.

Rick

Indeed, and the more I become an ‘elder’, the more I’m able to respect my ‘elders’.. So, I give you and the other distinguished gentlemen here much deserved respect.. Good day all, and wish me well on my drive back to CO, I have a few coins to attend to!….

Rick

Edit: The Ladies here are included in my post above! I’m going to call my mom(82) today to thank her for my existence in this ever changing World!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick,
Speaking of Mothers’ Day, my dear departed Mom was only 22 when she gave birth to me, but if she were still alive today she would be 99 now.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick,
That’s a really heartwarming thing to hear; thank you very much! I certainly concur that our own respect for our elders not only does but in fact by all means should increase with our personal accumulation of years. And not so incidentally, “Happy trails”!

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E 1

Kaiser, According to Einstein, time is relative. It has been proven that clocks traveling at a high rate of speed keep a slower time (they age slower). Clocks at rest keep a faster time (they age faster). Clocks traveling at a high rate of speed in space for extended periods of time return to earth reading multiple minutes slower than actual Earth Time. If a clock were to travel at the speed of light (Celeritas), theoretically – time would stop for that clock. If that clock were to exceed the speed of light, time would, theoretically – go backwards. So,… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

E 1, Being a lifelong armchair wannabe astrophysicist myself, I thoroughly enjoyed, understood and appreciated your wonderful space-time dissertation. As a footnote, one of my more exotic takeaways from it is that part of my problem with the enjoyment of personal locomotion may in fact have to do with my turtle-like manner of forward motion (or the seeming dearth of it), a rather unfortunately consistent feature of my gait, one quite likely influenced by the somewhat pronounced relative shortness of my legs when compared to the rest of my corpus. Reminiscent of what the smitten millionaire Joe E. Brown said… Read more »

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Kaiser Wilhelm

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E 1

Kaiser,

As an old short white guy myself, with a short dk, I have looked in the mirror many times and said to myself “Nobody’s Perfect.” I accept what the Good Lord has given me and I make the absolute best of everything in my domain.

Cheers

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Kaiser Wilhelm

E 1, My goodness, you have quite clearly managed to deliver a virtual trifecta of unbelievably on-point and obviously deeply thought out observations here! In no particular order, that movie is one of mine and my wife’s all-time favorites, not to mention that we both invariably lose control of our tear ducts at the conclusion of each and every viewing. In the bodily height department, while I am all of 5’7” and my spouse checks in at 5’1″ our hip locations just happen to match exactly, meaning that while my torso is indeed longer than hers my legs most definitely… Read more »

E 1

Kaiser,

Life is a comedy and it gets funnier with age.

Cheers

Kaiser Wilhelm

E 1,

It most certainly is and it absolutely does, and laughing both with it and at it is the best way to not take it too seriously.

E 1

A good laugh can be priceless.

Cheers

Kaiser Wilhelm

E 1,

And best of all, laughing never gets old.

CaliSkier

Rick, that scenario a few threads back re: Boeing! When I heard the headline on the news for the first death I did a double take, however that is pretty crazy timing(???) on the second whistle blower also passing? I wonder how many employees/contractors have come forward or will or won’t come forward, with this coincidence occurring? This seems especially odd, since Boeing has been having so, so many problems. Things are not as they appear? Doors flying off, windows blowing out, front landing gear not working, as well as many more, more than likely. Profits over lives is how… Read more »

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Rick

Ditto Cali…

Kaiser Wilhelm

CaliSkier,
Sometimes I think that the Mint is in the process of doing with silver products what it has already so clearly managed to do with the bronze medal selection, which is to raise their prices so exorbitantly as to discourage any purchase of them not just by the average coin and/or medal collector but possibly even across the board.

Rick

I think others here have dubbed that as a practice of “demand destruction”
Some good comes out of it(low mintages) and some bad(fed up with high $$, and too many choices(like RCM)…

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick,
That’s a great expression; I think I’ll tuck that one in my future usage file.
As far as the results of that practice, it’s not surprising that it has both positive and negative results, since there are always two sides of a coin. 😉

CaliSkier

Antonio! Greetings and welcome to the board! Glad you made it over here! I know there are others I missed, so feel Free to bring up some coins stuff here! BTW the RCM released their latest 2024 Maple Leaf products last Tuesday of the month. The Silver Maple Leaf is tempting, due to this years: “Enhanced laser engraving The “heart of the forest” pulsating effect is produced using an array of microscopic cubes that are positioned in such a way that they reflect light back to the viewer, creating the illusion of a shifting and never-ending view.” These are a… Read more »

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Rick

I’m getting the urge to go get a 1776-1976 S Dual Date Bicentennial Silver UNC Kennedy Half Dollar in MS-68 to add to my top 25 Kennedy money coins, regardless of mintage figures. I do appreciate the background research from E1, Major D, and CaliSkier… Good day all!

Major D

Good to hear, Rick. I’m really interested in the 1975 Unc Mint sets with the dual-dates Type 1 Bold Ikes. I understand that higher grades are hard to find, and the P can fetch thousands in MS66. Plus you get the dual-dates Unc Kennedy half and quarter in P&D.

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E 1

Yikes, those Ike’s! Will they ever be worth anything someday? I’ve been sitting on these for decades and no price movement. They’re about to become stocking stuffers or party favors.

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Major D

E 1, that’s quite a collection of the silver! I had read that the Clad Type1 (only found in the 1975 Unc sets) is really hard to find in higher grades. Any truth to this?

E 1

Major D,

As far as I know, the 1972 Type 3 is the tough one. Any of the Blue Pack Coins in MS-68 and above are money coins.

E 1

Major D,

There are no 1975 dated Ikes. The 1976 Type 1’s were struck in 1975 and included in the 1975 Mint Sets. The 1976 Type 2’s were struck in 1976. If Ike Dollars were worth more, I would love them more. Buth they’re not and I don’t. The series is over 50 years old now. In 2075, they might be worth something. That is why I give them away to the kids in my family.

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Major D

E 1, yes, I know there are no 1975 Ikes, I meant the Uncirculated clad dual dates 1776-1976 that were found in the 1975 Uncirculated Mint sets- they are all Type 1. I have read that the higher grades are very difficult to find for the Philadelphia mint, so when you do find them, they’re worth good money (much more than the silver ones).

E 1

PCGS Pop Report: Clad Ike Bicentennial MS

1976-P Type 1

MS-67: 0
MS-66+: 1 ($7,250)
MS-66: 51 ($1,900)
MS-65: 897 ($120)
MS-64: 2,842 ($36)

1976-D Type 1

MS-67+: 2 ($30,000)
MS-67: 21 ($11,500)
MS-66+: 40 ($875)
MS-66: 399 ($275)
MS-65: 2,049 ($60)
MS-64: 2,295 ($30)

Major D

E 1, thanks for the population report!

E 1

Major D,

Back in the day, when PCGS labels were green, I had submitted a number of MS business strike Ikes to PCGS for certification. From that experience, I learned that the MS business strike Ikes, even the ones from the mint sets, don’t grade very well. I recall getting mostly MS-64 grades. It was not a satisfying experience. Those coins have since been given away. 

Rick

E1,
That scenario(lower grades)sounds very familiar. For example, how the Mint in that time period had treated the 1970-D Mint Set Coins?

Major D

posting tables still giving me problems here

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John Q. Coinage

Just got some “Hope” AWQ#….. Ds great strike crazy busy design, she look like Obama…..hmmm

sharks2th

@Major D – Try saving your charts as a pdf or jpg file, depending on which type works better on this site. It looks like jpg files work fine with the meme pics posted. I use dual formats at work to save data all the time because saving word and excel files as a pdf reduces the size if you have to send it in an email. It also limits the editing of the original file. You can also use the screenshot feature or the Microsoft snipping tool to create the jpg file. One of these should work so you… Read more »

CaliSkier

Kaiser Wilhelm, the answer to your inquiry! If I’m not mistaken, of which I may be(?), your NOKIA flip phone was unfortunately inside your KIA, when it decided to go “Jules Verne” on you! So actually in your instance, you have, “No” KIA and or NOKIA! LOL So in a “cents”, you have/had NOKIA X2! So you had a KIA, a NOKIA and now you have NOKIA, NO-KIA! Hope this provides clarity in your instance! HAHA While submerged keep us posted on your luck, “Finding Nemo”, as in “Captain”! LOL PS Good luck Finding NEMO the “fish” or “Captain”, as… Read more »

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Kaiser Wilhelm

CaliSkier, Am I ever happy that you are so kind and thoughtful as to come ever so rapidly to my assistance, and for that matter with regard to my NOKIA, NO-KIA AND NO NOKIA all at once! What a truly blessed sense of relief I am as a consequence currently in the blissfully ecstatic midst of experiencing! It even makes me want to rather triumpantly exclaim I love the smell of NOKIA in the morning and NO-KIA losers don’t surf, as I seem to somewhat vaguely recall chopper chief Lt.Col. Bill Kilgore making roughly such pronouncements regarding in “Apocalypse Now”.… Read more »

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CaliSkier

Whoops! Apparently, once posted, there is zero option to edit or remove attached images. Scene, seen(see), seeing! LOL

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Rick

Kaiser,
My daughter loves to travel, even by herself. She’ll go on those 1-2 week bus tourism trips. She sent me a couple of photos wishing me a happy birthday in late Dec… This time she went to a couple of central European gems. Prague and Vienna, among others.
I don’t know where these 2 photos were taken as I didn’t follow up… Where are these locations? To test your recollection?…

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Rick

And the other, I had said to her “Wow awesome and look at the huge statues, beautiful!

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick, It’s great that your daughter has the interest and gumption to pursue individual travel, and on an international basis at that; good for her! Prague was a mess when I visited there in 1971 while it was still under strict Soviet rule, but it must be completely different now that the Czech Republic is a free, thriving modern country. Vienna was in the process of rebuilding from WWII when I lived there from 1947 through 1955, and even when I last visited in 1971 it’s old fashioned appearance lingered. I can only believe it too has to have vastly… Read more »

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Rick

That’s a big wheel!
Well, I checked it out with my daughter.. Sure enough the 2 photos above are in the “among other’s” locations!
The Church is called ‘Matthias Church’, and the tall statue scene is called ‘Hero’s Square’… Both are in Budapest, Hungary!… Once again, I have learned something new today!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick,
A day without learning something new is like a day without sunshine or rain.

CaliSkier

More Fun with US Mint numbers! The US Mints 2024 Silver Proof set, has a new release date, just days before it was supposed to launch. Here is what had been promoted. “When you subscribe, you’ll automatically receive all future releases of this product. This product will be available for sale on May 15, 2024, at 12 noon (ET).” Now they are advertised as: “This product will be available for sale on June 27, 2024, at 12 noon (ET).” If I had to guess, either there is a price increase coming or the likeliest answer? Which is, another error on… Read more »

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Kaiser Wilhelm

CaliSkier,
Honest mistakes can be counted among the surest indicators of one’s humanity.

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CaliSkier

However, if quick(3-5min), you can always edit! However, i did find a funny “little” bit of information out about “edit”! It dawned on me if I returned to the page I could open up an “edit” session and just delete all data and save? Almost, but not quite! LOL Once I deleted all text, then clicked “save”, a dialogue box opened, saying, check this out, too funny, as Kaiser and E1 were discussing stature, “Input is too short” ROFLMAO!

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DAVESWFL

Wow! Palladium below $900 an ounce. That’s quite a tumble from the peak not that long ago – sure happy I dumped my RP in the mid $2000s. Might have to see how much they’re bringing on the Bay

DAVESWFL

Oops – that’s the bid price – ask is $100 more…that’s a huge spread if you ask me!

East Coast Guru

I just checked around and it seems that US Mint palladium is selling for around $2k plus. Apmex is selling some graded ones for $4k. I’ll pass. Still to expensive.

DAVESWFL

Totally absurd pricing. Guess I will keep the profit

Kaiser Wilhelm

CaliSkier,
Uncirculated, Proof, Flaccid. The latter is simply a new category for older collectors.

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CaliSkier

Kaiser, might I also additionally suggest,”Enhanced Ultra High Relief”, for one’s collecting pleasure?

Kaiser Wilhelm

CaliSkier,
Of course, as it would be just what the doctor ordered, especially for the pneumatic, er, I mean to say numismatic satisfaction that would deliver.

E 1

Interesting thread. We’ve got a really good bunch of coin bloggers here now. Coin News has morphed into something really grand. No longer mourning the loss of the MNB.

Cheers

CaliSkier

Well I guess we will know when AI begins use at the US Mint? Why or how, one may say? Well, then, in theory they will STOP PRINTING ERRORS on the COA’s and or packaging they offer, on their overpriced wares! Truly, “WHAT IN Sam Hill” is going on at the US Mint, that they’re unable to understand and correctly identify a “MEDAL” vs a “COIN”? It isn’t that hard. If the word “dollar” or a “$” doesn’t appear on the metallic item, it is a medal! Yep, ANOTHER printing mistake and the COA’s for the “Liberty & Britannia Silver… Read more »

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Rick

They must be loosing track of the many, many products that are available for your collecting pleasure! The Mint is heavy on job creation! Yay !– And it looks good on the Big Guy boss’s jobs report to boot!…
All kidding aside, I am convinced that the recent Mint hirees, all the way to the top spot Mint Director, are the best and the brightest of all applicants. They were surely hired/appointed because of Merit and nothing more…

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick,

Or just plain losing track…

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Rick

Agreed. It is interesting however, that TonyGA received the same error, and subsequent new COA from last years’ Liberty Medals..The Mint did nothing about the apparent same mistake this year? Strange.

Rick

Edit, Darek had the error from last year.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Rick,
At some point we may begin looking at errant Mint COA’s as a given. Although to be fair, this has been occurring for years.

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