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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heritage’s Feb. 16 to 19 auctions held in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectibles Expo brought, in total, more than $11 million.
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Numismatic product sales by the U.S. Mint during Fiscal Year 2016 dropped 22.6 percent from the 2015 figures, with numismatic revenue dropping 8.8 percent over the same time frame. The Mint’s numismatic products line includes all commemorative coins, certain gold coins, special collector versions of its bullion coins, annual sets, circulation-quality coins sold at premium...
One of 10 known examples of a silver sestertius from the short reign of Roman emperor Divus Titus starred in Dix Noonan Webb’s Feb. 15 auction, shattering the pre-auction estimate range. It sold for £372,000 ($464,981 U.S.), including the 20 percent buyer’s fee, on a pre-sale estimate of between £60,000 and £80,000.
Also this week, William T. Gibbs profiled the successes and failures of the Presidential dollar program, Paul Gilkes explained how the price of silver could be affected by the prices of two base metals, and the hobby got its first in-person look at the 1792–2017-W American Liberty gold $100 coin.
United States coins had a strong showing at the World Money Fair, taking home a pair of Coin of the Year design awards.
An international coin program using deep relief turns to an American subject for a 2017 offering. MDM, a wholesaler and retailer based in Germany, used what it calls “four layer minting technology” to produce a $10 coin depicting the United States Capitol.
Boys Town is hosting a March 9 event at the the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel in Washington, D.C., to coincide with the U.S. Mint’s launch the same day of the 2017 Boys Town Centennial gold $5 half eagles, silver dollars and copper-nickel clad half dollars.