The U.S. Mint is ready to open sales at noon Eastern Time March 17 for Proof 2016-W American Eagle gold coins. Still to be released is pricing information as well as maximum mintage limits for each of the five numismatic products offering the .9167 fine gold coins.
Your piece has no collector value. Had it been a genuine coin struck in pewter or silver, it would have considerable collector and investment value, the exact value depending on composition and condition.
Some time ago, as a trustee of the New Hampshire Historical Society, Q. David Bowers was involved in a discussion of how to improve public attendance. The trustees took note that “Discovery Center” was a popular new name for museums and that the National Park Service uses “Interpretative Center.”
The Uncirculated 2016-P Shawnee National Forest 5-ounce silver quarter dollar goes on sale from the U.S. Mint at noon Eastern Time Feb. 25. The issue is limited to a maximum release of 30,000, each at $149.95. The price is subject to change based on fluctuations in the spot price of silver.
Also this week, a Coin World senior editor found more interesting items in circulation, Q. David Bowers asked if today's grading standards are useful, and Gerald Tebben delves into a few of the more notable appearances coins have made on television.
Metallurgical testing conducted by Professional Coin Grading Service on two 1792 cent patterns has determined both are composed of virtually pure copper and not a fusible alloy of copper and silver. Currently, though several more remain to be tested, no purported 1792 Fusible Alloy cent pattern is metallurgically confirmed to contain silver, although U.S. Mint records...
Generally, I shop for all my household groceries on a single trip to my favorite Super-Mart just one time per month, and it usually takes me several hours to navigate my way up and down all of the aisles in search of my canned, plastic wrapped and boxed quarry. By the time I am done finding every item on my list and loading my cart with food, paper products and pet...
The 1913-S Indian Head, Bison on Plain 5-cent coin is one of the key dates to the series. Only the 1926-S and the 1931-S issues have a lower mintage than the 1913-S Bison on Plain coin, and only the 1916 Doubled Die Obverse, the 1918/7-D, the 1936-D Three-and-a-Half-Legged Bison, and the 1937-D Three-Legged Bison pieces are worth more in lower grades.
From 1938 to 2003, the U.S. Mint implemented a number of refinements, little tweaks and modifications to the Jefferson 5-cent coin. For example, on 1939 “nickels” we pay great heed to whether a coin has the reverse style of 1938 (wavy steps) or 1940 (straight steps). Oddly, a much more dramatic design change seemingly goes unnoticed.
Check your change, you might find a rare 1894-S Barber dime, because Granny Clampett spent one, in a story that mimics a legend surrounding one of the real coins.