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Cost to produce and distribute Lincoln cent rose...
by Paul Gilkes The cost to produce and distribute copper-plated zinc Lincoln cents during Fiscal Year 2016 increased about 5 percent over the previous year, remaining above face value. Fiscal Year 2016 represents the 11th straight year that the costs to produce the Lincoln cent and Jefferson 5-cent coin total above the coins’ face value.
Visually impaired get help from BEP through U.S....
by Arthur L. Friedberg Federal Reserve notes are not particularly easy for the visually impaired to use, though changes are coming. Meanwhile, the U.S. Currency Reader Program provides a currency reader, called iBill, that enables users to determine a note’s denomination.
2017 Swiss shooting taler medals now available in...
by Jeff Starck This year’s annual shooting festival will be held in Glarus, the capital city of the similarly named Swiss Canton of Glarus, deep in the Swiss Alps in east-central Switzerland. The 2017 silver and gold medals (they are not coins) share common obverse and reverse designs, save for a redeemable value indication on the reverse.
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Could palladium American Eagle bullion coins finally...
by Paul Gilkes After seven years of development and study, an American palladium bullion coin may finally be struck before the end of calendar year 2017. The coin has been a long time coming. It was authorized under provisions of the American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin Act of 2010, which calls for production of a 1-ounce palladium coin with a $25 face value.
The astonishing new revelation about a notable 1818...
by John Sculley At first glance, Heritage catalogers saw what others must have seen since collecting by varieties became popular — the “0” is punched into the die in error, seemingly corrected by entering a proper “D.” But closer inspection reveals otherwise.