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Big Things Happened at the Mint in May.

Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in May

By CoinWeek .....   Summer gets underway in May and for some Americans, this is a period of rest and relaxation. Not so for the United States...
Sheldon Scale. Image: Adobe Stock / CoinWeek.

The Sheldon Scale – How Coins Are Graded

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes ..... The Sheldon Scale (or Sheldon Grading Scale) is a 70-point numerical grading system for evaluating...
William P. Donlon and his paper money catalog.

William P. “Bill” Donlon – American Coin and Paper Money Dealer

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes ..... Coin collector, dealer, and author. Born in Amsterdam, New York, in 1892. Died April 15,...
ANACS coin certification throughout the years. Image: GreatCollections / CoinWeek.

ANACS – The ANA Years

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   The oldest third-party coin grading service, ANACS, was founded in 1972 by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). Originally, ANACS was an acronym...
1950 Washington Quarter. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

1950 Washington Quarter Proof : History & Value | CoinWeek

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes ..... Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of April

Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in April

By CoinWeek .....   Big things are always happening at the United States Mint, but the month of April sees the beginning and end of some very...
New Orleans Mint Half Eagle melting.

The Metal Is Not Properly Mixed: Gold Half Eagles at the New Orleans Mint

By Roger W. Burdette, special to CoinWeek .....   In a recent CoinWeek column, I mentioned the unusual transfer of gold from the New York Assay...
Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in March

Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in March

By CoinWeek ..... One might think that as March takes its turn in the calendar's monthly procession that the business of the United States Mint might...
Coin Rarity

What Makes a Great Coin Rarity?

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek .....   I wish to focus upon the topic of viewing Great Rarities. This important topic relates to several key concepts: ...
Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of February

Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in February

By CoinWeek .....   February may be the shortest month in the calendar year, but it has traditionally been a very busy month for the United...
The back of the $1 bill features an image of the Great Seal of the United States.

Great Seal of the United States of America : What Does It Mean?

The First Seal of the United States, dated 1776, features an unfinished pyramid. The "All-Seeing Eye" peers out from a pyramid above it. The...
Big Things Have Happened at the United States Mint in the Month of January

Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in January

By CoinWeek .....   The month of January sets the stage for the new year. Americans go back to work, the wheels of the financial markets...
1964 Morgan Dollar Hubs. Image: CoinWeek.

The 1964 Morgan Dollar Hubs : A Design Analysis

By Leroy Van Allen, Special for CoinWeek .....   In November 2016, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan sent me an e-mail with three overall photographs of the...

Big Things Happened at the United States Mint in December

By CoinWeek ..... The month of December has historically been a time for Americans to take it easy, spend time with their family, celebrate the...
The Roosevelt dime was the subject of two interesting controversies. Image: CoinWeek.

The Roosevelt Dime – Stolen Design or Communist Plot?

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek .....   Most circulating United States coins have received their share of negative press when first issued. This includes the...

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