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  • 2017 $25 American Palladium Eagle


    Silver-white and lustrous to look at, Palladium looks like a close cousin to Platinum. Even though it’s been around some time, it’s amazing that Palladium has never been used in a U.S. coin before. Palladium coins have found favor in other countries; ‘Canadian Palladium Maple leaf’, the ‘Chinese Palladium Giant Panda’, the ‘Australian Palladium Emu’ are a few of the famous Palladium coins across the World!

    In 2010, Congress authorized the U.S. mint to issue Palladium Eagle coins and in September this year the first ever investment grade Palladium Eagles with high relief designs have been released!

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  • The P Mint Mark

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    Mint Marks - The origin

    Many would think mint marks were invented by us. What with so many mints spread across the country since the 18th century! But that's not the case. These marks that indicate at a glance (within a 1 inch coin, no less!) which mint a coin came out of are as old as time itself!

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  • 1878 7/8 Tail Feathers Morgan dollars

    1878 7/8 Morgan dollars

    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.

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  • Shipwrecks and Double Eagles

    Shipwrecks and Double Eagles

    When you say 'Shipwreck...' it immediately brings to mind the eerie shipwreck footage of R.M.S Titanic, one of the most well known; no doubt brought to popular notice by the 1997 epic romance-disaster saga 'Titanic' ....But it is just one of a million shipwrecks that is said to be in the ocean beds of different oceans.

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  • 225th US mint Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated set - Part 2

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    The Enhanced Uncirculated Coin set released on August 1st is exciting because of two reasons; it's honoring the 225th Anniversary of the US mint and the coins come in a different finish called the Enhanced Uncirculated finish. This earlier post explains what is the Enhanced Uncirculated finish and the difference between the Enhanced Uncirculated set and a Proof or Reverse Proof set.

    This second post delves deeper into each of the coins that are included in the set. There are 10 coins in the set, all from the San Francisco mint (S-mint).

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  • 1854 $3 Indian Princess Gold coin

    1854 $3 Indian Princess Gold coin

    The $3 Indian Princess Gold coin is an interesting coin that was released by the US mint from 1854. The denomination and the coin itself was unusual as there were no $3 coins before that and the design of the coin was different from the usual styles that were prevalent then. It is now known as one of the most beautiful coins that was designed in the mid 19th century.

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  • U.S. mint's 225th anniversary - Enhanced Uncirculated set

    U.S. mint's 225th anniversary

    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.

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  • JFK Centenary Birth 100 oz Silver Commemorative coin

    JFK Centenary Birth coin

    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.

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  • Top 10 rare Morgan dollars!

    Top 10 rare Morgan dollars

    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.

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  • 2017 American Silver Eagle P-S-W Mint

    2017 American Silver Eagle

    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.

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