Coin & Numismatic News

Fractional Coin Set for 30th Anniversary of Platinum Maple LeafIn celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Platinum Maple Leaf, the Royal Canadian Mint is offering a set of fractional coins that share a unique design of three maple leaves.

Included in the fractional set are 99.95% platinum coins that range in denomination and weight from $30 at 16 grams to $300 at 1.16 grams […]

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US Mint 2018 Fall Products Include Breast Cancer Coin and Stamp SetA standout this fall in the line-up of United States Mint products for collectors is the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Coin and Stamp Set.

This limited-edition set goes on sale Oct. 1 for $39.95. Restricted to 25,000 sets with a household order limit of one, the product couples one 2018-S 50c Proof Breast Cancer Awareness coin from the U.S. Mint with one Breast Cancer Research Forever® stamp from the U.S. Postal Service […]

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US Mint Raises Gold Coin Prices Wed., Sept. 19A few hours ago, the United States Mint increased prices on one and one-half dozen gold numismatic products.

The U.S. Mint’s collection of gold coins have prices that can change weekly based on the trending value of gold as compared against its 2018 pricing matrix […]

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Bill Seeks to End Taxation of Precious Metals Coins, Gold and Silver BullionLegislation introduced Sept. 12 in the U.S. House of Representative is calling to end taxes on precious metals coins and gold and silver bullion.

H.R.6790, titled the Monetary Metals Tax Neutrality Act of 2018, would amend IRS code to clarify that gain or loss on the sale of certain coins or bullion is exempt from recognition […]

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US Mint Sales: Cumberland Island 3-Coin Set DebutsA single United States Mint product launched last week, the Cumberland Island National Seashore Quarter Three-Coin Set, and it was the Mint’s best weekly seller.

Released last Thursday, Sept. 13, the collectible includes an uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints and a proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint […]

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100-Point Coin Grading Scale Created by Ron GuthAward-winning author, researcher and professional numismatist Ron Guth of Expert Numismatic Services, Inc. in San Diego, California (www.ExpertNumismatics.com) has created The Guth 100 Point Coin Grading Scale℠, a new numerical grading scale that he believes will benefit collectors.

The possibility of a 100 point rare coin grading scale has been discussed and debated for decades because the 70 point grading scale is difficult to explain and it does not provide enough grading points on the high end […]

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Precious Metals Advance; 2018 Bullion Silver Eagles ReturnPrecious metals futures scored modest gains Monday, Sept. 17, as the U.S. dollar retreated somewhat.

Gold for December delivery settled up $4.70, or 0.4%, to $1,205.80 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange […]

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U.S. Mint Production in August 2018 Slows to 831.56 Million CoinsThe pace of producing United States coins for circulation slowed in August to an eight month low after jumping to a six-month high in July, the latest manufacturing figures from the U.S. Mint show.

Snapping a string of three monthly increases above the one billion level, the Mint struck 831.56 coins last month for declines of 40.7% from July and 28.8% from August 2017 […]

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Perth Mint Gold Bullion Sales Rally in August to Ten-Month HighOverall demand for Australian bullion products picked up in August for a second month in a row, according Perth Mint figures published Sept. 2, 2018. Even better for the Mint, its gold sales were the strongest since October and its silver sales the highest since May.

The monthly gains happened against a backdrop of plunging precious metals with LBMA prices in August dropping 1.5% for gold and 5% for silver […]

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Department to Host Numismatic Crime Investigations ClassThe Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department will host an in-depth Numismatic Crime Investigations class on Oct. 12, 2018 in Beaumont, Texas.

The class will be presented by the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) and will provide attendees with the basic skills, knowledge and resources to effectively investigate a crime related to coins, paper money and related numismatic items […]

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