No, It’s Not Just You. 2021 Has Been An Expensive Coin Collecting Year

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While it may seem obvious to most, 2021 will likely go down as one of the more expense years for coin collecting. That is particularly true for those of us who buy from the United States Mint. There are a few reasons for this of course which I will go into. But, if you are looking at your coin collecting budget and wondering “what the hell happened?”… yeah, you are not alone. One of the …

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Today’s Deal – 100-Pack of Guardhouse Flips With Inserts

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Today’s Deal is one that I’ve posted before but it is still a great deal that remains available to readers. It is on the Guardhouse flips for your coin storage. You can pick up a 100 pack of the flips, with inserts, for $14.92 on Amazon right now. That is the lowest price I’ve seen on these flips and it includes free shipping for Prime customers. US Coin News is an affiliate partner with Amazon. This article contains links …

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Mail Bag – Why Bother Collecting Modern Coins

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Today’s Mail Bag question comes from Randy and it concerns modern coins. Specifically, Randy questions why anyone would collect contemporary coinage given it has little value over face value. Like so many things in this lovely hobby of ours, the answer largely depends on individual collectors and their goals. Hi, I’ve visited your site a few times but I find it kinda useless. All you talk about are modern coins. Why? There is no point …

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Mail Bag – What Are You Focused on in Your Collection

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Today’s Mail Bag question arrived earlier this week from Randy and they ask what I’m currently focusing on in my collection. It’s a fair question. I don’t talk about my own collection all that much and, like many collectors, I go through phases of what interests me over weeks, months, or years. Hi, Thanks for the site. I find it very helpful. I wanted to ask what you are focusing on in your own coin …

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United States Mint Raises Prices on Numismatic Products

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Collecting Numismatic items from the United States Mint is going to cost you a little bit more in 2020. The Mint has already got a slew of products lined up for launch in January, eight to be precise, and all of them have seen a price increase. While the price increases are minimal in most cases, in a few cases they are a bit more significant. For example, the 202 America the Beautiful Silver Proof …

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