The 2017 U.S. Mint Silver Proof set is a limited edition with only 50,000 sets. There are 8 coins in the set, all 90% Silver and from the San Francisco mint.
The Morgan dollar was minted mainly because of the Bland-Allison act (which was probably lobbied for by the Western Silver mining groups) that mandated the purchase of two to four million dollars' worth of Silver every month and make coins out of them.
This year for the U.S. mint's 225th anniversary, the mint is planning to release an Enhanced Uncirculated coin set on the 1st of August. Each coin will be produced from the San Francisco mint and will have the 'S' mint mark.
This year we celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of the President who still embodies an era of boundless American optimism mixed in with hard realism. As we just celebrated another 4th of July week, it's important to remember JFK who managed to change lives and laid the cornerstone to build a better America. For JFK Centenary birth year, mints across the world have released coins in his honor, with the most prestigious being the 100 oz Silver coin released by Pobjoy mint in U.K. for British Virgin Islands.
Morgan Silver dollars are some of the most popular dollars the U.S. mint has ever produced. We have seen the history of Morgan dollars and how to go about collecting a Morgan dollar in Shopcsn blog earlier. In this post, we are talking about the Top 10 rare Morgan dollars.
We know that since it's inception in 1986, the American Silver Eagle bullion has been minted in the West Point mint. But it was recently uncovered by NGC that the other mints; San Francisco and Philadelphia mints have shared the production of the Silver Eagle bullion coins owing to huge demand for them. Around 79,640 were minted in the Philadelphia mint in 2015 and they are quite hot. Read more about them here. Each of the mints have a specific function that we should know before understanding how the 2017 American Eagle bullion coins are different.
Memorial day is a solemn day of remembrance of the men and women who fought for us and died in the line of duty. This Memorial weekend, Shopcsntv offers the Marine Corps Silver dollar that was released in 2005 to mark the 230th Anniversary of the inception of the Marines. This post explores the history behind the design and why this coin is special to all of us.
The American Silver Eagle is arguably one of the most popular coins in the United States of America. We have spoken about the key American Eagles to collect (Click here for that post) from 1986 to 2014. But the 2015 American Eagle has become one of the most sought after coin now in the last 31 years it has been minted.
Though not as famous as the Morgan dollars, the Peace Silver dollars have an understated appeal to some coin collectors. Meant as a Commemorative coin of Peace after the First World War, the Peace Silver dollar ushered in the ‘roaring twenties’. It was the age of the newly affluent middle-class American family; the age where women got voting rights and the country enjoyed a stable economy. The Peace Silver dollar’s design reflected this emerging modern age with a Liberty sporting a modern profile compared to the neo-classical Roman profiles of earlier Silver dollars.
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