Half Dollar Struck to Commemorate the Opening of the New Orleans Mint Dallas, TX. An 1838-O half dollar, one of less than a dozen known, is being offered at auction in Rosemont, Illinois on April 16-18. Classic numismatic rarities, these were struck to commemorate the opening of the U.S. Mint in New Orleans; opportunities to […]


I’ve never been a fan of coin jewelry. If I’m going to carry coins around, they’re going to be in my pocket … In times past, I’ve gone so far as to keep a "lucky" American Silver Eagle handy. It was a phase I went through as a younger collector. I enjoyed pulling the coin […]