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2013 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Sets

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The 2013 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Sets – minted at both United States Mint at Philadelphia and Denver – are circulating quality coins that have never been placed into circulation which display large, dramatic artwork and edge-incused inscriptions of the year, E PLURIBUS UNUM and the mint mark. Each obverse (heads) shows the name and likeness of a United States President, the term in the office, the number indicating the order in which the President served and the inscription IN GOD WE TRUST. Each coin has a common reverse (tails) featuring a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty. These coins can be easily removed from the packaging and placed in albums or other collecting tools. These products are available today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 25, 2013 at 8:25 am

2013 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Reverse Proof Coin

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Marking the 100th anniversary of the iconic American Buffalo coin design, the United States Mint is proud to offer the 2013 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Reverse Proof Coin – the first time this coin is being offered as a reverse proof! Presented in an elegant hardwood box with a matte finish, a faux leather inset and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, this product is minted at the United States Mint facility at West Point. Get yours today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 23, 2013 at 8:23 am

2013 William Howard Taft $1 Coin Cover

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This limited-edition coin cover – only 20,000 will be producedhonors President William Howard Taft, who served as our 27th President from 1909-1913. The United States Mint American Presidency $1 Coin Cover honoring Taft features two coins from the first day of production at each United States Mint facility in Philadelphia and Denver. This product is available today!

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2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection

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The United States Mint is proud to offer the 2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection. This comprehensive set contains the uncirculated silver dollar and half-dollar from the 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program along with a bronze replica of the 1962 General MacArthur Congressional Gold Medal. Inside the easel-type packaging, perfect for desktop display, you will find informative cards for each general with photos, historic military information, plus some interesting and surprising facts you might not know! Also included is a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Acting Director of the United States Mint. Available Today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 19, 2013 at 8:19 am

1804 Silver Dollar Makes $3.8 Million at Heritage Auctions

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The coin, one of the rarest of all US silver pieces, sold for $3.8m, topping the $3.7m seen by another PR62-graded example at Heritage Auctions in 2008.
Prior to the 2008 sale, another example had not been seen at auction since 2000. There are just eight Class I specimens known to exist, three of which are in institutional collections.
Despite its dating, the coin was actually one of a very limited production from the 1830s.
The US Mint records that 19,750 silver dollars were minted in 1804. However, all of these were struck from the same dies used for the 1803 minting, and therefore still bear the previous year’s date.
A silver dollar bearing the 1804 date did not appear until 1834, when the US department of state created a set of coins to present to Asian rulers in exchange for trade benefits.
The sets were to include two specimens of each kind of coin still in use, including the 1804 dollar, so mint employees were obliged to produce a few examples to cater for the demand.
These are known as Class I specimens, and are the only 1804 dollars that were legally produced.
The example at auction originates from the Greensboro Collection, a remarkable amassment of proof coins that Heritage has been involved in the sale of since October 2012.
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U.S. Mint Offering FREE Standard Shipping

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2013 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin | Great Basin National Park

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The United States Mint is proud to offer the 2013 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring Nevada’s Great Basin National Park. Measuring three inches in diameter and made of .999 fine silver, the reverse image depicts the beauty and unique qualities of a single Bristlecone Pine tree and shows the rocky glacial moraines where the trees grow. The 2013 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Great Basin National Park is available today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 12, 2013 at 8:12 am

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