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Current and accurate modern coin mintage information.
When it comes to modern U.S. coins, rarity as defined solely by a coin’s mintage usually matters less than the rarity of a particular coin relative to the other coins in its series.
Here are arguably the five top examples of modern U.S coins that are likely to remain in demand indefinitely and in most cases may remain the key date coins within their respective series.
One thing that modern collectors have that was unavailable to our forebears is the assurance of graded and slabbed coins in our collections. MCM has over 40 attractive, exclusive labels available to enhance the collections of our clients. Here are some highlights from our exclusive label assortment.
Phebe Hemphill is a prolific American medallic sculptor and designer who has been on the sculpting-engraving staff of the United States Mint since 2006.
A coin hoard is a mass of coins that typically was buried or hidden. The intent of the owner is to return to recover the hoard, perhaps after a battle or after pillagers have passed. From the perspective of collector's, these stashes of wealth are really buried treasure and they give insight to the times during which they were buried.
Numismatists define rarity in various ways. Some consider rare coins to be those with the lowest mintages, while others look at coins that have sold for the highest prices at auction.While there is no firm consensus about which coins are the rarest, here are five that clearly fall into that category.
The successful Apollo 11 Mission and the landing of the first men on the Moon was a distinctly American triumph. Although the bulk of the credit rightfully goes to the nation behind the mission, other countries also made extremely valuable – and often overlooked – contributions to it.
Charlie Duke is best known as the Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16 in 1972 and as the tenth and youngest person to walk on the lunar surface. In recent years, has made an agreement with NGC to hand-sign designation labels.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy challenged NASA to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. The mission lasted eight days and landed not one, but two men, on the face of the moon. Here are some incredible, true facts about the mission.
Modern Coin Mart has partnered with the renowned Commonwealth Mint to bring not one, but three, gorgeous coins issued by Fiji that feature stunning Eagle designs with a striking Ruthenium blackened finish that truly allows the fearsome eagle to pop off the coin. Keep reading to learn more about the three releases and their prolific designer, Joel Iskowitz.
Although the coins of the Royal Mint are well known to collectors, many important facts about it are often overlooked. Here are a few things that you may not know about one of the world’s most respected mints.