Coin Production Costs Outlined in The United States Mint Annual Report

Lincoln Cent Reverse

The United States Mint has released its 2021 Annual Report to the public. You can read the highlights here on USCoinNews. One of the key areas of the in the report is the “Cost of Producing and Distributing Coins by Denomination” which is found on page 12 of the report. The most telling – and damning – figure in coin production costs section of the report is the reported two cents that it costs the …

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PCGS Reclassifies Early American Fugio Cent as Regular-Issue U.S. Mint Coin

Fugio Cent (Image Courtesy of PCGS)

The following is a Press Release from Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) announcing that it has reclassified the early Federal Fugio Cent as a United States Mint regular issue coin. The decision comes after extensive research of documents from the Board of Treasury in 1787 which indicated that the Cent was intended to be a regular issue coin. The Fugio Cent has long been one of the most enjoyed early American collectibles, and now numismatists can count …

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Coin History – The Flying Eagle Cent

1958 Flying Eagle Cent Obverse (Image Courtesy of NGC)

Throughout the course of history of circulating coinage in the United States, few have had a quicker demise than that of the Flying Eagle Cent. The coin, fraught with die issues, lasted only two years. Those 1857 and 1858 coins, while short lived, from a numismatic perspective, are important. The importance is not just the limited production and short life. This coin, arguably, turned many onto the idea of coin collecting in the late 19th …

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Today’s Deal – 2009 Lincoln Cent Bicentennial 8-Coin Set

2009 Lincoln Cent Bicentennial Set

Today’s Deal is on a complete uncirculated set of the special 2009 Lincoln Cent Bicentennial set. This 8-coin set features both the Denver and Philadelphia Mint uncirculated coins with all four reverses featured that year. The set is being offered by SmyrnaCoin for $9.99 on their Amazon storefront. US Coin News is an affiliate partner with Amazon. This article contains links that, when clicked and a purchase is made, will generate a small commission to the site. Those commissions …

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Today’s Deal – Early 2000’s Lincoln Cent Proof Set

Early 2000's Lincoln Cent Proofs

Today’s Deal is an excellent opportunity to fill in those missing early 2000’s Lincoln Cent Proof coins into your collection. Right now on Amazon you can pick up a complete set of 2000-S through 2007-S Cameo Proof Cents for $21.99. That is eight Lincoln Cents in total, all in Proof state. The book value on these particular early 2000’s Proof Cents are $4 each, meaning at $2.75 each in this deal, it is a easy and inexpensive way …

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