$2.4 million in U.S. Marshals coin surcharges accrued for planned museum: Morning Report

Coin World gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of numismatics
By , Coin World
Published : 04/07/15
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1. U.S. Marshals Museum

Surcharges from sales of the U.S. Mint's 2015 U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary commemorative coins have the proposed U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith, Ark., about halfway to its fundraising goal from the program, according to the Southwest Times Record.

"As of March 29, surcharges amounted to about $2.4 million, according to figures available at the U.S. Mint’s website," the Times Record reported on April 4. "This is a $200,000 increase since mid-March. ... The Museum has about 10 months left to meet the $5 million mark."

Read more about the U.S. Marshals Service commemorative coins:

2. Joys of Collecting

In his latest Coin World column, Q. David Bowers asks, "Does the highest grade number yield the best coin?"

Then he answers.

3. Bullion error

"Nearly 16 years after it was first issued, a 1999 Mexican Libertad silver bullion coin has been authenticated as bearing the wrong design."

4. You bought it

We asked what coins you've purchased recently. You answered. We posted

5. Precious metals pricing

Kitco.com listed the following prices per ounce at 11:26 a.m. ET Tuesday:

6. Yesterday's most-read post 

Coin World goes inside the grading room to learn the secrets of the pros: Monday Morning Brief

7. Something social 

In 2015 we mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day with this 2015 Alderney £5 coin. Just 70 coins will be struck in Platinum...

Posted by The Royal Mint on Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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