To all of the readers, new visitors, and the regulars, I want to wish all of you a safe, healthy, and happy new year. It is my sincere hope that 2022 was a great year for all of you and that 2023 will be even better! There is also a lot to look forward to in the new year from a numismatic perspective.
In 2023 we will see the second year of the American Women Quarter Series from the United States Mint. We will also enjoy five new dollar coins in the American Innovation series, with 2023 representing its sixth year of production (I know!? I didn’t realize it had been that long either!). Perhaps one of the big highlights for collectors will be the return of the Morgan and Peace Dollar series. It is highly recommend that collectors sign up for the enrollment program on these coins as they will likely sell out very quickly. The Mint also has scheduled the next four silver medals in the Presidential Silver Medal series, starting with the first release in February
Looking back at 2022 from a site perspective, it was a busy year. 438 unique articles were posted in 2022 and the site broke the 1.5 million visitor threshold for the first time. Daily visits and use of the Apple News feed continue to amaze me. 2022 also saw a number of you support the site through Patron. Thank you so very much!
You probably also noticed that there were not any new articles posted in the last couple of weeks of 2022. That was by design as I was taking a bit of holiday but also doing some under-the-covers work on the site. And let’s be honest, there isn’t just a whole helluva lot to write about at the end of each year! The behind the scenes work including some improvements to the overall speed of the site through additional CPU cores and some code optimization. The net result for you as a visitor is that the site should be faster, especially on mobile devices. If you have not checked out the mobile version of the site, please do so.
Looking forward to 2022, I, like many of you, have numismatic goals for the new year. This year, I am going to be spending a lot of my time and money in bolstering my Eisenhower Dollar collection. I have some great coins already in the series but I also have a lot of gaps. The good news is that a lot of those coins can be acquired at very low cost. As for the site itself, it will be more of the same. Regular posting fires up once again on Tuesday and it will be the same news, information, tips, and deals that you’ve come to expect.
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Once again, a very happy new year to all of you. Thank you for your continued support and visits to the site. All the best to you in 2023!