Should We Make Cents? on 60 Minutes

On Sunday, Morley Safer of 60 Minutes took a look at the question “Should We Make Cents?” I think the story was skewed towards the opinion that cents are unnecessary, but it still makes for some interesting watching and discussion whatever your opinion of the penny. The story included interviews with Edmund Moy US Mint […]

Statement from the US Mint on Storm Imact to Deliveries

As mentioned briefly in an earlier post, severe storms in the South have caused damage to the U.S. Mint’s fulfillment center in Memphis, Tennessee. This will cause shipments to be delayed for one to two weeks during clean up operations. Here is the statement from the Mint via Dave Harper: Severe Storm Impact On United […]

2007-W Burnished Platinum Eagles Sold Out?

Have the 2007-W Burnished Platinum Eagles finally sold out at the US Mint? As of the writing of this post, the 1 ounce, 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce, and 4 coin set are no longer on sale with the message “Product is Not Available.” The 1/10 ounce coin remains on sale at the adjusted price of […]

Monroe Dollars Struck on Quarter Planchets

CoinWorld has recently published a story about a major new Presidential Dollar Error. The US Mint apparently struck between 70,000 and 140,000 Monroe Dollars on State Quarter planchets. Instead of using the manganese-brasss clad dollar planchet, the copper-nickel clad quarter planchets were used. Although a large number of the error coins were struck, they were […]