Gettysburg Quarters, Johnson Presidential Dollars

Welcome to Something About Coins! The U.S. Mint is producing fewer coins. 2011 Gettysburg Quarters and Johnson Presidential Dollars were much lower than the other design mintages in their respective series. The 2011 American Buffalo gold bullion coins and the 2011 Quarters Proof Set launch this week. The Austrian Mint is featuring robotics on their new niobium and silver bimetallic coins. Interesting stories of a 1787 New York Copper and a 1786 New Jersey Copper follow. Enjoy!

US Mint February 2011 Coin Production: Gettysburg Quarters and Johnson Dollar Scarcest,
US Mint circulating coin production levels in February 2011 retreated significantly from those of the previous month, but they were substantially higher than totals from February 2010. The latest US Mint figures also reveal the scarcest mintages for an Andrew Johnson Presidential Dollar and the Gettysburg National Military Park Quarters. The US Mint produced 523.14 million coins for circulation in February 2011, capping a year-to-date total of nearly 1.288 billion ... Click for coin article

Buffalo gold ready for market,
One-ounce Buffalo gold bullion coins will hit the market Monday as the Mint begins sales to its Authorized Purchaser network. The Mint expects to be able to meet any demand for the 2011 gold coin, so it will not impose any allocation measures, another term for rationing. The Mint also has a plentiful supply of American Eagle gold bullion coins so does not ration these either. Because the coin is .9999 fine gold, it has special appeal to precious metals buyers in the Far ... Click for coin article

US Mint 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set Availability,
The 2011 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set will be available for purchase on March 17 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set contains proof versions of the second five coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, bearing reverse (tails side) designs honoring Gettysburg National Military Park (Pennsylvania), Glacier National Park (Montana), Olympic National Park (Washington), Vicksburg National Military Park (Mississippi) and ... Click for coin article

Austrian Mint Release New Niobium and Silver Coin Dedicated to Robotics,
The Austrian Mint will issue today the 2011 edition of its highly sought after niobium and silver bimetallic coin, this year featuring robotics. Robotics is no longer science fiction but an integral part of our daily lives. Almost every aspect of our modern lives has been touched by robotics from simple tasks such as vacuuming, or pool cleaning to precision manufacturing or voice controls in cars, protecting soldiers in the field and exploration of outer space, to name but a few ... Click for coin article

Copper Rarity Shows Up in N.H. Coin Shop,
Joseph Presti has seen his share of rare coins. It’s his business. But even he was surprised when a husband and wife recently stopped by his coin shop in Milford, N.H., and showed him a New York copper coin that is one of only three known to exist. The 1787 copper was minted in New York and carries an Indian on the obverse and George III on the reverse. “We looked at it, and we are rare coin experts, but not experts in Colonial coins,” Presti said ... Click for coin article

One of Two Known Coins in 1786 New Jersey Copper Variety Sells for $105,655.55,
On February 06, 2011, a 1786 New Jersey Copper M-18L graded PCGS VF35 sold on eBay for $105,655.55. This is the highest price realized for a Colonial coin on eBay. The coin is one of only two known specimens of this variety. The coin was posted on eBay by a dealer from the East coast. Initially, the M-18L variety was believed to be unique as only one example was known to survive. The other example is believed to exist in a lower grade of ... Click for coin article

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