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25 09, 2018

1792 Half Disme Sold For Record Price Of Nearly $2 Million

By |2018-09-25T22:06:24+00:00September 25th, 2018|Coin Shop Blog|Comments Off on 1792 Half Disme Sold For Record Price Of Nearly $2 Million

The finest-known 1792 silver half disme, once in the possession of then-Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and personally owned by the first United States Mint Director David Rittenhouse, has been sold for a record $1,985,000 by Classic Coin Company of Bridgewater, New Jersey. It is the highest price ever paid for any U.S. half dime, a denomination struck between 1792 and 1873. The word “DISME” on the reverse of the 1792-dated coins is an early spelling of dime. The half dismes were the first coins struck under authority of the 1788 United States Constitution and the first struck by authority [...]

13 08, 2018

Mint to Display Three 1933 Double Eagles at ANA World’s Fair of Money

By |2018-08-13T22:18:40+00:00August 13th, 2018|Coin Shop Blog|Comments Off on Mint to Display Three 1933 Double Eagles at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Display Will Include Previously Unknown Piece The United States Mint announced that it will display three of the nation's 1933 Double Eagle Gold Coins in booth 218 at the American Numismatic Association's World's Fair of Money in Philadelphia from August 14 to August 18. The display will feature two of the 10 pieces recovered by the government in 2004. Those coins were the subject of 11 years of litigation, which was resolved last year in favor of the government. The Mint will also display the previously undisclosed specimen that was voluntarily and unconditionally given over to the government by a [...]

10 08, 2018

US Mint Seeks CCAC Applications Qualified in American History

By |2018-08-10T22:12:58+00:00August 10th, 2018|Coin Shop Blog|Comments Off on US Mint Seeks CCAC Applications Qualified in American History

The United States Mint is accepting applications for appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) as a member qualified by virtue of their experience in American History. Congress... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]