Splitting the Difference Got change for a $15 bill? Longtime COINage reader Wayne Pearson believes this could be a perfectly logical question someday. Pearson argues that such a bill not only would be useful for consumers and cashiers alike, but also would cut the cost of printing U.S. currency. Beyond that, he says, it would […]
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Bulls Are Still Running in Gold, Silver Markets The running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, ended in July, but bulls in the precious metals market paid no attention to the calendar. Gold, silver and other precious metals had another strong month in July and kept climbing higher in the opening week of August. Gold […]
The bald eagle was on the brink of extinction just 35 years ago. Answer the questions, then send your completed quiz to June Quiz, COINage magazine, 3585 Maple Street, Suite 232, Ventura, CA 93003.
From all indications, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) is an earnest, well-meaning panel that does its best to steer U.S. coinage art in a positive direction. … Why, then, have so many new coins issued in the decade since the CCAC’s founding read the rest of Ed Reiter’s column here.
The United States Mint makes everyday coins, special coins and medals to help us remember these heroes. The names of some of those coins are hidden in the grid. Some names have been abbreviated due to space limitations. Find and circle or highlight them, then send your completed puzzle to May Quiz, COINage magazine, 3585 Maple […]
The Austrian Mint in Vienna will issue on May 7 the fifth silver coin in its charming series “Austria by its Children,” also known as “Austria, Piece by Piece.” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, of course, instantly comes to mind when one thinks of Salzburg, and indeed such was the case for young artist Melisa Bejic, the […]
“Two cents’ worth” is a phrase with serious negative connotations for the U.S. Mint these days. I don’t mean the “two cents’ worth” in the title of this column—though I’ve given enough grief to the Mint through the years to wear out any welcome I ever had. Read Senior Editor Ed Reiter’s entire column.
For coin collectors, 1964 was a year of momentous events. The Kennedy half dollar made a dramatic debut. Proof set production surged to nearly 4 million. Read the rest of Senior Editor Ed Reiter’s column here.