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A mule error that you’ll likely never come across...
by Joe O'Donnell In our first installment of Coin World Show & Tell Facebook video series, in which Coin World editors explain the story behind interesting items at the Coin World offices, Managing Editor William Gibbs recalls the story of a mule error that you very likely have not seen before, nor will ever see.
Low mintage no sure thing for late-year Mint...
by Joe O'Donnell Also this week, an MS-66 Stone Mountain half dollar that brought 10 times the typical price was profiled, and we told the story of a rainbow toned 1795 silver dollar in an upcoming Legend auction and considered if President-elect Trump's incoming Treasury secretary could halt the Federal Reserve note redesign.
New restrictions on coins minted within Egypt...
by Steve Roach A Memorandum of Understanding made between the United States and Egypt on Nov. 30 restricts import of a wide range of materials including coins. Processes leading to the MOU have been in the works since 2014, when Egypt’s government filed a cultural property request with the United States in April of that year seeking import restrictions on archaeological and...
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One last step: House passes 2019 commemorative...
by William T. Gibbs The nation seems poised to get an innovative commemorative coin program in 2019 to recognize the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The House of Representatives on Dec. 5 passed legislation for a four-coin program that includes a 5-ounce silver dollar and a provision that all of the coins be concave/convex in shape.
For really small change, half cents and farthings...
by John Kraljevich Jr. The half cent was a late addition into Thomas Jefferson’s decimal plan of cents, dollars, and eagles. Jefferson supposed that a cent would be of low enough value to suffice most small transactions. Despite his belief, Jefferson left the door open for something smaller, taking a cue from the coins then in circulation.