This U.S. Mint numismatic sales report covers the week ending June 26, 2022. The Mint’s best-selling product last week was the 2022-S U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set (22RH), which sold 173,861 units. In second place was the 2022-S U.S. Mint Proof Set ...
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U.S. Mint sales report: Week ending June 26, 2022

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This U.S. Mint numismatic sales report covers the week ending June 26, 2022. The Mint’s best-selling product last week was the 2022-S U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set (22RH), which sold 173,861 units. In second place was the 2022-S U.S. Mint Proof Set (22RG) with 4,525 sold. The third best-selling item last week was the 2022-W one-ounce American Silver Eagle $1 Uncirculated coin (22EG), with 2,626 individual units sold. It’s followed by the 2022-W National Purple Heart Hall of Honor $1 silver Proof coin (22CC), with 1,208 sold; and the 2022-S American Innovation $1 Proof Set (22GA), with 1,059 sold.

Last week saw a downward adjustment of -60 for the 2022-W American Gold Eagle Proof Four-Coin Set (22EF), -14 for the 2022-W 1/4-ounce American Gold Eagle $10 Proof coin (22ED), -9 for the 2022 Kennedy Half Dollar, Two-Roll Set (P&D) (22KB), -8 for the 2022-W one-ounce American Gold Eagle $50 Proof coin (22EB), and -4 for the 2022-W 1/10-ounce American Gold Eagle $5...

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Visual puzzles sharpen grading skill

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By Michael Bugeja

Increasingly as I scour coin auctions, I am amazed at how both auctioneers and bidders overlook outright mistakes and flaws. There is a distinct lack of numismatic skill more evident than ever on the Internet.

First and foremost, you have to know what you are looking at and why you are bidding. Don’t rely on the auctioneer.

Here’s a perfect example:

Look at the description…

And now the coin…

Find the flaw(s) that determine whether you will bid (answer at the end of this post).

Here’s another:

Here’s a close-up of the reverse. Find the flaw(s):

You’ll find the answer at the end of this post.

And now for the third flaw on the reverse of this 1887-O New Orleans Morgan dollar. Find where it is:

Again, answers at the end of this post.

To help your numismatic skill of finding the flaw, access these visual word puzzles:

Visit this website.

Here’s another:

Visit this link for more about the...

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Kentucky American Innovation $1 coin products on sale June 28

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Washington — Rolls and bags containing the third American Innovation $1 coin of 2022 will go on sale June 28 at noon EDT. The reverse (tails) design of the coins in these products honors innovation from the State of Kentucky. The following packaging options from the United States Mint (Mint) facilities in Philadelphia and Denver will be available:

PRODUCT CODE PRODUCT OPTION PRICE
22GRC 25-Coin Roll–P $34.50
22GRG 25-Coin Roll–D $34.50
22GBC 100-Coin Bag–P $117.50
22GBG 100-Coin Bag–D $117.50

Inventory is limited due to heavy enrollment orders. Customers should sign up for REMIND ME alerts, as additional inventory may become available during order reconciliation. All inventory resulting from cancellations, invalid, and/or fraudulent orders will be made available to the general public via REMIND ME messages. To set up a REMIND ME alert for the Kentucky American Innovation $1 coin product options, visit the product...

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U.S. Mint sales report: Week ending June 19, 2022

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This U.S. Mint numismatic sales report covers the week ending June 19, 2022. The Mint’s best-selling product last week was the 2022 American Women / Wilma Mankiller Three-Roll Set (120 Coin) (P&D&S) (22WRF), which sold 7,567 units. In second place was the 2022 American Women / Wilma Mankiller Two-Roll Set (80 Coin) (P&D) (22WRE) with 5,880 sold. The third best-selling item last week was the 2022-W one-ounce American Gold Eagle $50 Uncirculated coin (22EH), with 5,326 individual units sold. It’s followed by the 2022-S U.S. Mint Proof Set (22RG), with 3,207 sold; and the 2022-W one-ounce American Silver Eagle $1 Uncirculated coin (22EG), with 3,065 sold.

Last week saw a downward adjustment of -2,067 for the 2022-S American Innovation $1 Proof Set (22GA), -408 for the 2022-P Negro Leagues Baseball $1 silver Proof coin with privy mark (22CS), -130 for the 2022-W one-ounce American Silver Eagle $1 Proof coin (22EA), -26 for the 2022-P Negro Leagues Baseball...

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2022 United States Mint Silver Proof Set on sale June 23

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Washington — The 2022 United States Mint (Mint) Silver Proof Set will be available for purchase starting on June 23 at noon EDT. This year’s set includes the first five coins in the American Women Quarters Program, the four-year series that celebrates the accomplishments and contributions made by women to the development and history of America.

Priced at $105.00, the set includes the following 10 San Francisco-minted coins:

  • Five American Women Quarters Program coins with reverse (tails) designs honoring Maya Angelou, Dr. Sally Ride, Wilma Mankiller, Nina Otero-Warren, and Anna May Wong. The obverse (heads) of each coin in this series depicts a portrait of George Washington, originally composed and sculpted by Laura Gardin Fraser as a candidate design for the 1932 quarter, which honored the bicentennial of George Washington’s birth. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “2022.”
  • One Native American $1 coin with a reverse design...

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