Tag Archives: US

Giving the Gift of Coins

As Thanksgiving approaches my thoughts turn toward holiday shopping. Gift giving is a careful balance between pleasing the receiver and finding pleasure in sharing the gift. Choosing the right item can be challenging. We all like to give presents that … Continue reading

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The End of the Canadian Penny: Death of Another Cent

Honestly, how many people really use pennies anymore?  How many pennies do you have in your pocket or lying at the bottom of your purse right now?  How many do you have hidden away at home in an old canning … Continue reading

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2013 American Eagle Silver Dollar: It’s Here!

Hello! I’m the newest member of International Coins and Currency, a 25 year old English graduate student who knows more about phonology and etymology than coins.  In all honesty, I could give you a better history on the word “numismatics” … Continue reading

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Back to School and Back to Collecting

Autumn is a beautiful time of year here in Vermont, featuring amazing scenery and fabulous weather. But the other thing I love about fall is the feeling of starting anew. The lazy days of summer are over and it’s the … Continue reading

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Be Glad You Waited — The Story of the U.S. 1999 Proof Set

The collecting world is full of interesting facts, wonderful tidbits and amazing stories. Recently I was researching the 1999 U.S. proof set for a new offer we are putting together here at International Coins & Currency. I was reminded of … Continue reading

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Making “Heads” and “Tails” of Numismatic Terms

During my first week of work at International Coins & Currency (well over 20 years ago!), I repeatedly heard the terms “obverse” and “reverse.” New to the collecting world, I had no idea what those funny words meant. It didn’t … Continue reading

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Attempted Assassination?

There’s been talk recently about killing the Presidential Dollar Program. In fact, on July 19, 2011, Senators David Vitter and Jim DeMint introduced a bill to terminate the $1 Presidential Dollar Program. There is currently about a billion dollars worth … Continue reading

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