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The 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson Coin and Chronicles set containing a Reverse Proof John Presidential dollar goes on sale Oct. 27.
Lyndon B. Johnson Coin and Chronicles set on sale ....
by Paul Gilkes Orders will be accepted by the U.S. Mint beginning at noon Eastern Time Oct. 27 for the 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson Coin and Chronicles set. The set is the fourth and final Coin and Chronicles set to be released in 2015. The Truman set was released on June 30, the Eisenhower set on Aug. 11, and the Kennedy set on Sept. 24.
The 17,000-set product limit of 2015 Dwight David Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles sets sold out from the U.S. Mint in nine minutes on Aug. 11.
Freedom of Information Act responses shed light on....
by Paul Gilkes Several U.S. Mint customers who were able to place orders for the 2015 Dwight D. Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles sets before the noon Eastern Time launch Aug. 11 will not have their orders processed, according to Tom Jurkowsky, director of the Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications.
An MS-63 1796 Flowing Hair quarter dollar with desirable “album toning” is another standout from Scotsman’s upcoming auction.
1796 Draped Bust quarter dollar among Scotsman auc....
by Steve Roach The United States' first quarter dollar is among the early rarities from the first years of the Philadelphia Mint highlight Scotsman Auction Co.’s Collectors’ Auction, set for Oct. 16 at the Saint Charles Convention Center in metropolitan St. Louis. The 1796 Draped Bust quarter dollar is offered as lot 376.
The most impressive series was that of gold $20 double eagles. I had never seen one and could only imagine how wonderful, how romantic it would be to actually own an example! That came true when for about $38 I bought an 1855-S Coronet double eagle in what today would be called Very Fine 30 or so grade.
A long history of double eagles in my life: Q. Dav....
by Q. David Bowers When I discovered numismatics in 1952 at the age of 13, I bought a copy of A Guide Book of United States Coins as the first step in trying to learn more. At the time I had two Whitman folders for Lincoln cents, the gift of a friend, and some scattered cents I had picked out of circulation.