Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting pre-orders for products in the 2024 Liberty & Britannia Program on February 8, 2024, at noon EST. Orders are expected to begin shipping in mid-May. In this project, these two historic ...
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United States Mint releases 2024 Liberty & Britannia Program products and more...

United States Mint releases 2024 Liberty & Britannia Program products

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting pre-orders for products in the 2024 Liberty & Britannia Program on February 8, 2024, at noon EST. Orders are expected to begin shipping in mid-May.

In this project, these two historic mints have come together in a ground-breaking creative partnership, featuring the talent and skills of each mint’s Chief Engraver to produce a design featuring both Liberty and Britannia. United States Mint Chief Engraver, Joseph Menna, and The Royal Mint Chief Engraver, Gordon Summers, have created a stunning design celebrating the harmony of the figures while giving each equal prominence in the design.

The United States Mint is offering a 24-karat high relief gold Proof coin and a 99.9 percent silver Proof medal featuring these collaborative designs. The obverse (heads) of both options depicts Allegorical Liberty and Britannia in stoic profile portraits featuring complementary and balancing elements suggestive of...

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Dennis Tucker retiring as publisher at Whitman

Dennis Tucker, Publisher.

(Virginia Beach, Virginia) — Following a nineteen-year career as Publisher at Whitman Publishing, Dennis Tucker will retire at the end of February 2024. He plans to spend time with family in the United States and the Philippines while pursuing creative and philanthropic projects.

Tucker has served Whitman as its publisher from December 2004, when the company was owned by Atlanta-based Anderson Press, through its recent acquisition by CDN Publishing. During that time he has overseen the publication of more than 300 titles ranging from 64-page monographs to 1,504-page references in the fields of numismatics, banking and financial history, the American presidency, U.S. military history, and other nonfiction topics.

“Dennis Tucker has been a loyal leader and a guiding figure in our business,” said Whitman president Mary Burleson. “He has built lasting relationships with researchers and numismatic industry leaders, developed and mentored our editorial...

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Reviewing your 2023 purchase history, part I

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Editor’s Note: Michael Bugeja’s columns are based on his online buying experiences. He mostly bids on raw (not holdered) coins. In his monthly columns here, he provides tips on how to grade, identify varieties, spot doctoring, decipher subpar photos, recognize authentic toning, and much more. Even with his expertise, in 2022 he regretted most of his buys after he saw the actual coins in hand. In this 2023 three-part series, he again takes inventory of his purchases and shares his top ones for each platform, along with what he learned and how that will guide his bidding in the future.


One of our popular columns in 2023 encouraged hobbyists to review their purchases during the previous 12 months, a practice that tracks your hobby expenses and numismatic expertise.

You can find last year’s three-part series here, here, and here.

I’ll do a short 2022 recap:

  • I made 111 coin purchases on eBay. After doing inventory, I was happy only with 8. That’s...

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U.S. Mint sales report: Week ending January 28, 2024

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This U.S. Mint numismatic sales report covers the week ending January 28, 2024. The Mint’s best-selling product last week was the 2024 American Innovation / Illinois 25-coin roll (P) (24GRA), which sold 7,431 units. In second place was the 2024 American Innovation / Illinois 25-coin roll (D) (24GRE), with 6,711 sold. The third best-selling item last week was the 2024-W one-ounce American Silver Eagle $1 Proof coin (24EA), with 4,863 individual units sold. It’s followed by the 2024 American Innovation / Illinois 100-coin bag (P) (24GBA), with 2,251 sold, and the 2024 American Innovation / Illinois 100-coin bag (D) (24GBE), with 2,226 sold.

Last week saw a downward adjustment of -407 for the 2023-S U.S. Mint Proof Set (23RG), -12 for the 2023-P American Liberty one-ounce high relief silver medal (23DB), and -1 for the 2022-W one-ounce American Silver Eagle $1 Proof coin (22EA).

On January 25, the Mint released the 2024 American Innovation $1 coin rolls and bags...

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2024 American Women quarters rolls and bags honoring Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray on sale February 1

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) 2024 American Women quarters rolls and bags honoring Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray will be available for purchase on February 1 at noon EST. The Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray quarter is the 11th coin in the American Women Quarters Program, a four-year program that celebrates the accomplishments and contributions made by women who have shaped our Nation’s history and helped pave the way for generations that followed.

The rolls and bags product options include:

  • Priced at $45.00, a bag of 100 circulating quality quarters minted in Philadelphia (product code 24WBA)
  • Priced at $45.00, a bag of 100 circulating quality quarters minted in Denver (product code 24WBB)
  • Priced at $40.00, a two-roll set containing a total of 80 circulating quality quarters minted in Philadelphia and Denver (product code 24WRA)
  • Priced at $60.00, a three-roll set containing a total of 120 circulating quality quarters minted in Philadelphia, Denver, and...

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