S.1596 – Greatest Generation Memorial Act Passes Senate Unanimously

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The United States Senate has passed S.1596, the Greatest Generation Memorial Act. The new coin legislation was introduced and passed within days in the Senate, a rare event in the Senate or House of Representatives. The bill, which was introduced by Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) on May 12, 2022 and passed the Senate just a … Read more

2022-W American Eagle Uncirculated Coin Sales Begin June 1st

2022 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin Obverse (Image Courtesy of The United States Mint)

The United States Mint will open sales of the 2022-W American Eagle Uncirculated coin next week. Sales will begin on June 1st at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific. A production limit of just 160,000 is in place for this Eagle with a household limit of three being available. However, it is likely that there will … Read more

Recovered Bell From Fabled “Ship of Gold,” The SS Central America, Donated To U.S. Naval Academy

S.S. Central America Bell

The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland has received an important piece of American and naval history, the bell from the SS Central America, the legendary “Ship of Gold” that was led by Commander William Lewis Herndon (1813-1857). The famous ship sank in 1857 while carrying 578 passengers and crewmembers and a king’s ransom of … Read more

New Episode of The Planchet Now Available From The American Numismatic Society

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The American Numismatic Society (ANS) has released the second episode in season three of their podcast, The Planchet. The podcast, which is available on your favorite podcast app or service, has an interview with Len Augsburger, the Executive Director of the Newman Numismatic Portal. The 39-minute episode provides some great insights into Mr. Augsburger’s numismatic … Read more

United States Mint Numismatic Product Sales Report – May 22, 2022

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The United States Mint has released its weekly numismatic sales report for the seven-day period ending on Sunday, May 22, 2022. The report covers the previous seven days in numismatic product sales by the Mint and is separate from the bullion sales report. This week’s report shows that the Mint sold 13,313, down slightly from the just … Read more