Coin & Numismatic News

U.S. Mint Strikes Over 1.25 Billion Coins for Circulation in AprilU.S. coin production picked up in April, topped one billion coins for a fourth straight month, and was quicker than a year ago, according to the latest round of manufacturing figures from the United States Mint.

In the headline monthly figure, U.S. Mint coining presses struck over 1.25 billion coins to mark gains of 18.9% from March and 42.7% from April 2018 […]

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Legend 32nd Regency Auction HighlightsLegend Rare Coin Auctions presented their 32nd Regency Auction, conducted as the official auction for the PCGS Members Show in New Orleans. Featuring over 630 lots, this auction included a separate session for silver dollars, held Wednesday, May 15, while type coins and gold were offered on Thursday, May 16.

Important collections were offered, including the Pug Collection, the Issaquah Estate, selections from the Vanderbilt Collection, the Wolverine Collection, the Northern Lights Collection of Proof Buffalo Nickels, and other very impressive properties from many different consignors […]

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Penny Costs 2.06 Cents to Make in 2018The price of producing U.S. coins for circulation climbed again last year, the United States Mint disclosed in its 2018 Annual Report. And also again, for a thirteenth straight year in fact, the unit cost for both cents and nickels remained above their face values.

The toll to make, administer and distribute the 1-cent coin was 2.06 cents in FY 2018 compared to 1.82 cents a year earlier, and cost for the 5-cent coin rose to 7.53 cents from 6.60 cents […]

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US Mint Sales: 2019 Uncirculated Coin Set DebutsThe recently released uncirculated 2019 Mint Set jumped out of the starting gate according to the latest sales figures from the United States Mint. The added bonus coin — the last of three premium 2019 "W’ cents — that comes with every set is doing its job of driving in more orders.

Released May 14 for $21.95, the set of 20 uncirculated coins from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints posted six-day sales of 161,598. That’s the best debut for the annually issued product since the set from 2012 […]

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Shipwrecked "Supernova" 1857-S Double Eagle Realize $282,000The spectacular 1857-S Double Eagle, recovered in 2014 from the fabled S.S. Central America and nicknamed "Supernova" because of its amazing, unique natural toning, set a record price for any 1857 San Francisco Mint $20 gold coin in a public auction conducted by Legend Rare Coin Auctions (www.LegendAuctions.com) in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 16, 2019.

Described by Legend President Laura Sperber as "the most beautifully and amazingly colorful toned gold coin we have ever seen," the sunken treasure Double Eagle, graded PCGS MS67, sold for $282,000 […]

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American Legion Silver Dollar and Medal Set ReleasedCommemorating the American Legion’s founding, the United States Mint today released the American Legion 100th Anniversary Proof Silver Dollar and Medal Set.

This set includes one 2019-P Proof American Legion Silver Dollar and one American Veterans Silver Medal — both struck in 99.9% silver at the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia. The silver dollar debuted earlier this year as part of the Mint’s American Legion Commemorative Coin Program. The silver medal is unique to the set […]

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Second Armstrong Family Collection Sale Tops $2.3 MillionThe second sale of the Armstrong Family Collection™, which was entirely certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty® (CAG), realized more than $2.3 million at Heritage Auctions, May 9.

The Armstrong Family Collection features items saved by astronaut Neil Armstrong — the first man to walk on the moon — and his immediate family members […]

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NGC's Mobile App Now Includes NGC RegistryNumismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) has announced significant updates to its NGC mobile app, which is available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play.

The upgraded NGC app now incorporates the NGC Registry, a powerful online platform where collectors register and display their NGC-certified coins and compete against other collectors around the world for recognition and prizes. This year, the NGC Registry will award more than $20,000 worth of prizes to the top sets […]

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PGM-Graded Notes From Manzi Collection Lead Spink SaleA high-profile collection of United Kingdom banknotes — some dating to the 18th century and most of them certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG) — sold briskly last Thursday in an auction presented by the venerable London firm Spink.

The £610,990 (nearly $800,000 USD) realized was almost £20,000 over the presale high estimate, said Barnaby Faull, Director of Banknotes for Spink, the 350-year-old global auction house […]

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Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Slow in April 2019Demand for Australian bullion products slowed in April from March but was higher than a year ago, the latest sales figures from The Perth Mint of Australia show. Overall for the month, silver sales still remained solid while gold sales softened significantly.

The monthly gains happened against a backdrop of falling precious metals with LBMA prices posting losses of 1% for gold and 1.7% for silver […]

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