US Mint Circulating Coin Production for March 2014

ShenandoahThe United States Mint has provided updated circulating coin production figures through March 2014. Preliminary mintage levels have also been provided for the Shenandoah National Park Quarter and Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollar.

For the month of March 2014, the US Mint struck 1.025 billion circulating quality coins at the Philadelphia and Denver facilities. This marked an increase compared to the prior month when production had reached 939.04 million pieces. The latest monthly total was up by 9.96% compared to the year ago period of March 2013 when production had reached 932.56 million pieces.

The table below contains a breakdown of circulating coin production by denomination and mint facility for March 2014, along with total production levels for the year to date.

2014 US Mint Coin Production Figures
Mar 2014 YTD 2014
Lincoln Cent – Denver 316.00 M 1,038.00 M
Lincoln Cent – Phil. 295.20 M 968.40 M
Jefferson Nickel – Denver 43.92 M 154.56 M
Jefferson Nickel – Phil. 48.72 M 138.96 M
Roosevelt Dime – Denver 81.50 M 288.00 M
Roosevelt Dime – Phil. 94.50 M 287.50 M
Quarters – Denver 83.40 M 305.80 M
Quarters – Phil. 53.20 M 187.40 M
Kennedy Half – Denver 0 2.10 M
Kennedy Half – Phil. 0 2.50 M
Native Am Dollar – Denver 0 5.60 M
Native Am Dollar – Phil. 0 3.08 M
Pres Dollar – Denver 2.94 M 12.04 M
Pres Dollar – Phil. 6.02 M 19.88 M
Total 1,025.40 M 3,413.82 M

During the month, the cent accounted for 59.6% of overall production with 611.2 million pieces struck at the Philadelphia and Denver facilities. The production level for the year to date is up about 12.5% compared the same period for the prior year.

The possibility of eliminating the cent has been raised, as the US Mint continues to evaluate possible changes to circulating coinage. Deputy Director Richard Peterson recently mentioned stopping production as a “discussion topic” and the US Mint has indicated their intention to use opinion surveys and focus groups to understand consumer behavior and actions regarding the use of coins, “especially the penny.”

Year to date production levels for the nickel and dime are roughly flat year over year, while production of the quarter is up by 24.8%. The quarter has been showing recent gains following several years of subdued production due to a large overhang of existing inventory for the denomination. From a financial standpoint, the increased seigniorage generated by the quarter has helped offset the losses generated by the cent and nickel as well as the reduced seigniorage generated by the Presidential Dollars.

2014 US Mint Coin Production by Design
Denver Phil. Total
Great Smoky Mountains 99.40 M 73.20 M 172.60 M
Shenandoah 197.80 M 112.80 M 310.60 M
Warren G. Harding 3.78 M 6.16 M 9.94 M
Calvin Coolidge 3.78 M 4.48 M 8.26 M
Herbert Hoover 3.78 M 4.48 M 8.26 M

Preliminary production totals are available for two additional coins this month. The 2014 Shenandoah National Park Quarter had 197.8 million pieces struck at the Denver Mint and 112.8 million pieces struck at the Philadelphia Mint for an overall total of 310.6 million. This amount is up sharply from the previous Great Smoky Mountains design, but remains below the high for the series established by the 2013 Mount Rushmore design at 504.2 million.

The 2014 Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollar saw production of 3.78 million pieces at Denver and 4.48 million pieces at Philadelphia for an overall total of 8.26 million. These figures match the levels of the prior design featuring Calvin Coolidge.

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  1. G says

    I was going to say the Philadelphia mint was really slacking, but then I saw they were the champs of Coolridge, Harding, Hoover

  2. KEITHSTER says

    Man Denvers kicking out the quarters again sure hope it’s not a trend? Have gotten 4 rolls from the bank and was thinking maybe a few more as you have to get them fast from the banks but when I seen the #’s yesterday don’t know how many more of those I’ll get now? My 5ozers come tomorrow YA! The nickel #’s sure seem low but it’s early or the change is on the way? Good Luck ALL:>:>:>

  3. MarkInFlorida says

    My second bag in a box arrived yesterday and it says “CARRIER LEAVE IF NO RESPONSE” instead of signature required like the last one. So they are slightly wising up. But this bag thing is real idiocy. They think it is free publicity for them, but no one in their right mind would carry the bag in public. And sending it separately is a big waste of money. Whoever thought of this should be demoted and whoever approved it fired.

  4. says

    Mark,

    The Mint’s policy is not to specifically send the free bag shipped separately, but rather that items in general should be shipped as soon as they become available, rather than holding them and shipping them as a complete order. They also ship gold products separately from other products in their own boxes. This is why most peoples’ BHoF orders (free bags aside) came in 2-3 boxes.

    As for using the bag, you would be surprised. A lot of us (me included) have been critical of the free bag but apparently casual collectors like it and would actually use it, based on what the mint has been saying in regards to the feedback they’ve been getting.

  5. Sith says

    I’m sure that the Mint Bag was just the left hand not knowing what the right hand was doing. The person who came up with the promotion (or started it) did not check the schedule, or they thought the HOF coins (specifically the gold coins) would not sell. All I can say is if the mint was tired of the tried and true free shipping, it would have been cheaper and I would have appreciated if they would have thrown in a Kennedy 50 cent piece or a dollar coin.

  6. CoachMike says

    With taxes fresh in mind, would anyone KNOW, as opposed to guess , that the donations from the H of F coins be deductible ? The non- profit educational Hall of Frame is receiving about 6.6 million from the already sold coins. We are giving $35 to them each gold coin, $10 each silver coin and $5 each clad as a surcharge.

  7. VABEACHBUM says

    2 Billion 2014 Pennies!!! Another year of way too many pennies, and to what end??

  8. Sith says

    CoachMike – No they are not…the Internal Revenue Service has ruled that the surcharge part of a commemorative’s price is not tax deductible

  9. thePhelps says

    CoachMike… you are not giving it. The mint is adding that to the price of the coin, and giving that money to the HOF… the price of the coin includes the surcharge added in already. I don’t think you can make an argument you are giving to charity with that arrangement.

  10. CoachMike says

    Thanks, so the Mint is giving it — guess they get to deduct it on their taxes. lol

  11. says

    VABB,

    I am increasingly coming around to the idea of ending production the penny. Continued inflation has made it basically worthless and I know people who actually throw them away now and don’t even bother to put them in the jar anymore. I would favor keeping them around as collectibles in proof and uncirculated sets, but it’s high time the circulating penny be retired.

    I’m on the fence about the nickel too, but I can at least dispose of nickels in a vending machine instead of having to take them to the bank. The dime is really the smallest denomination I use these days.

    I’m also in favor of replacing the dollar bill with the dollar coin, but that’s a discussion for another topic.

  12. simon says

    For those of you fussing / griping about the unique free promotional bag offering from the Mint here are some suggestions :

    Numismatic :
    Remove the coin from OGP. Place coin in bank safe. Keep OGP in Mint bag,
    stacked neatly!

    Keep Mint sets and Proof sets in separate bags – stacked neatly!

    If TPG provides plastic cases to stack coins – place multiple cases in Mint bag,
    making them easier to carry from storage area to observation area.

    Store bullion purchases in Mint bag. It makes bullion feel important, adding to
    luster and reducing tarnish.

    Store numismatic reading material such as magazines, books, and Red Books
    in Mint bag.

    Place numismatic supplies such as gloves, tweezers, Airtites, finger cots, Loupes,
    etc. in Mint bag.

    Keep USMint receipts of purchases of hundreds of coins / medals in Mint bag.

    There now – hope feelings change about the bag.

    Everyday life uses of Mint Bag.

    Store tools, paperbacks, magazines, CDs, records, tapes, bandannas, computer
    peripherals, etc in Mint bag – ALL fit very nicely.

    Last of all carefully label each bag with adhesive labels and cover with plastic
    tape if necessary.

  13. fmtransmitter says

    MCM just sent out an exclusive email with links to buy the HOF coins graded in HOF NGC holders, go live on website tomm. Get em while you can. The pricing is in line with what fleebay auctions have been selling them for. $1,099 for a PF 70 Gold…etc…Good luck if you missed out earlier…

  14. fmtransmitter says

    GSM P showed up. Very nice…I don’t collect these, wish I did, cancelled sub until Everglades…Love the GSM design. Showed a family member who doesn’t have a clue about numismatics and loved it!…

  15. Clark says

    ModernCoinMart just posted its prices for NGC graded 69 &70 early release BHoF coins on sale with some unsurprising hefty premiums for all varieties. I was most surprised by the huge premium MCM is imposing on clad fifty cent pieces graded 70. Unc are priced slightly higher than proofs, which probably reflects lower mintages.

    NGC Early Release Credit Card Prices (wire prices are slightly lower):

    $5 Unc MS70 $1099 MS69 $899
    $5 Prf PF70 $999 PF69 $849

    $1 Unc MS70 $199 MS69 $109
    $1 Prf PF70 $189 PF69 $99

    $0.50 Unc MS70 $119 MS69 $59
    $0.50 Prf PF 70 $99 MS69 $59

    I imagine these warehouse prices will form a baseline (no pun meant) for BHoFs until and unless MCM runs out and begins issuing non-Early Release labels. Let the games begin!

  16. Aphthakid says

    So, I’m going to have to blow a vacation day thanks to this new shipping method. Does anyone know if this it going to be like this for all the coins (I have two on back-order) or just the one shipped with the tote bag? Because this is really inconvenient.

  17. Brad says

    CoachMike,

    Look at it this way. The surcharge added to the price of the coin increases your cost basis in it, so you have less capital gain to recognize and report on your taxes when you sell the coin. So, you get a benefit in that way. Now, if you never sell, then that’s just tough noogies I guess!

  18. thePhelps says

    Aphthakid – there isn’t anything new about this shipping method. Your order was over $300 apparently – and the way the mint ships orders over $300 didn’t change because you bought something that included a free bag.

    The bag posts are getting quite long in the tooth.

  19. MatJaCra says

    @ simon says

    I love your comments on how to get the most out of your bag! I plan making it my numismatic bag thanks to your suggestion.

  20. Jon in CT says

    Brad wrote on APRIL 16, 2014 AT 7:03 PM:

    CoachMike,

    Look at it this way. The surcharge added to the price of the coin increases your cost basis in it, so you have less capital gain to recognize and report on your taxes when you sell the coin. …

    And, since we’ve just completed “tax season” this year, here’s another tax reminder. The capital gains tax rate for “collectibles” like coins is quite high — 28% — regardless of how long you’ve owned them. See point #2 at:
    http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc409.html

  21. Aphthakid says

    ThePhelps,

    It’s been a while since I did an order over $300 but last time it was FedEx and I had the option to just pick it up. This time it’s UPS and the Mint has apparently forbidden them from giving any options whatsoever other than taking a day off work and sitting at home to get my package. Which is just the half-dollar and the tote bag!

    So, you’re saying they’re going to do this with the other two shipments, then?

  22. Sith says

    Aphthakid – Yes I agree I liked FedEx expedited better. Rather than waste the day you can call the mint, after the first failed delivery attempt and ask for a hold, then wait until the next day to pick it up. at the UPS office. A word to the wise though confirm that it is being held UPS tends to lose the hold orders.

  23. Terry says

    Clark do you have link for BHOF coins with MCM I do not see anything on their website. Thanks

  24. Wes says

    I was expecting the UNC HOF coins to be more. They are by far the lower mintage and if you want a complete set of HOF coins even if just two of the Gold or Silver you need the UNC. There are almost twice as many Proof silvers as UNC. I don’t have them yet but in the Silver it appears the UNC is almost as nice. The Proof is nicer on the Glove side but on the baseball side I like the UNC just as much.

  25. Louis says

    Terry- You can’t get to it from the site. It was only sent to people who signed up. And contrary to what has been stated here, prices are much lower than e-Bay and many are already gone like the MS70 silver and gold.

  26. hw says

    Terry. You have to order through the links on the MCM Alert e-mail. Go to the MCM website and sign-up to pre-order. You will get an e-mail. BTW, the $5 gold and $1 silver uncs, both MS70s, are no longer available.

  27. says

    Aphthakid,

    That is correct, you will have to take time off for each shipment. If I remember correctly, Steve kindly informed me in the past that after the third delivery attempt fails, UPS will automatically hold the package for several days at which point you CAN schedule a pickup attempt. I have not actually tried this, though.

    In general, I’ve just thrown up my hands and taken the days off in the past. My boss is generally tolerant and often amused by this problem. It helps that I order with a group and most of the time they just get my orders for me.

  28. Gary says

    My deepest sympathy to Robert Chambers family. I know a lot of people aren’t fond of the coin vault show, but I enjoyed listening to Robert speak about coins. The show wont be the same. RIP Robert.

  29. jhawk92 says

    CO-
    That’s what I’ll be doing with my latest order; I ordered enough where I was over $300, and spaced not putting down our PO box when I made the order. I called UPS tonight and they told me the same story; 3 delivery attempts then they will hold for 5 days before sending it back. So I won’t get my stuff until Mon, but oh well. What killed me was the 1/10oz proof Eagles came out, so I just lumped it all together.

  30. BearMetal says

    Aphthakid… Sith stated: Rather than waste the day you can call the mint, after the first failed delivery attempt and ask for a hold, then wait until the next day to pick it up. at the UPS office.

    That is no longer a requirement. I have contacted the Mint on two separate occasions and requested that the Mint notify UPS to hold my shipments before attempting any delivery. The first Mint Representative made the necessary changes in about 10 minutes. He was sharp. The second Mint Representative (relatively new to job) stated the same requirement as Sith stated. I informed her that I was requesting the change to ‘hold’ my order at UPS before they attempted any delivery. She informed me that she was ‘trained’ that the change could only be made after the first attempted delivery. I asked her to reference my first UPS ‘hold’ order change. After reviewing, she put me on hold to speak to her manager. After about 15 minutes, she informed me that she could place the UPS order on ‘hold’ before any UPS delivery attempts.

    The following is taken directly from the UPS Tracking Notifications:

    1.
    04/11/2014 – 7:53 P.M. – Origin Scan. Indianapolis,IN, United States
    04/11/2014 – 8:55 P.M. – The shipper has requested a delivery change for this package. / As requested, the receiver will pickup at a UPS facility at their convenience. This must be within 5 business days

    2.
    04/15/2014 – 9:37 A.M. – Destination Scan. Central FL, United States
    04/15/2014 – 8:09 A.M. – As requested by the sender, the delivery change for this package was completed. / As requested, the receiver will pickup at a UPS facility at their convenience. This must be within 5 business days.

    After the Mint informs me of each new shipment via email, I will need to contact the Mint to request an UPS ‘hold’.

    The result: Pro-consumer. Pro-business. This is about partnerships working together effectively.

  31. Zaz says

    The UPS home delivery/wait/hold nonsense is solved by renting a USPS PO box and having all coin deliveries go there, you don’t want to give your trading partners a physical address. Don’t have to call CSRs to issue change of address info to the shipper either. The PO box may take a day or two extra of the Mint’s processing time, but it’s worth not having to wait at home for shipment but pick up whenever convenient. I’ve written about this before, it’s a simple, elegant solution to an intractable problem with brown.

  32. Terry says

    Thank you HW and Louis. I did preorder through MCM web site but received no emails about sale. I guess I am out of luck.

  33. JagFan says

    For those of you who have been waiting for the new Disney Dollar to be released, Perth Mint has the silver (Gold is already sold out)…

  34. fmtransmitter says

    ALL MCM MS 70 say sold out! Wow, those were not cheap! Also both gold’s say sold out. 69’s around…Good luck!

  35. fmtransmitter says

    Got 5 (five) Mt. Rushmore BU P Mint quarters from laundry mat yesterday, cool!

  36. jy says

    umm, just ship your orders to your work place? problem solved. i personally like to take vacation days and wait around at home though. lol!

  37. gatortreke says

    Aphthakid et. al.,

    So, I’m going to have to blow a vacation day thanks to this new shipping method. Does anyone know if this it going to be like this for all the coins (I have two on back-order) or just the one shipped with the tote bag? Because this is really inconvenient.

    Like others have discussed here, I’ve never taken a day off work to get a coin shipment. My schedule is variable, sometimes I’ll be home during a 3 day period at the time UPS delivers, sometimes not. If I don’t think I’ll be home for one of the 3 days, I call UPS after the first day shipment (you have to call before 7:00 pm) and request a hold to pick up at the service center. Then I go by the center on my way home after work. I did have an instance recently where the 3 attempts came and went. I called the UPS service center because I was concerned they would ship the items back but was told they would hold them automatically for 5 days before returning them to the sender. A couple of days later I even received a postcard from UPS stating they had made 3 attempts to deliver and that I had 5 days from the last attempt to retrieve the items.

  38. hw says

    JagFan. MCM will be offering PCGS-graded coins in about 2-4 weeks. Might be a good idea to wait until then . . .

  39. vk says

    UPS delivery releated issue.

    I enrolled UPS My choice program from UPS website. Once your address is verified – any UPS coming to this address is notified the day before about delivery. You dont need to enter any tracking or any thing.

    Now – issue with the window. From the website, once u r logged on to my choice, you get option to hold will call option for free. There are few other choices – like differrent delivery date or deliver to UPS stores where u can pick up from. That cost $. I am just telling the options available instead of taking day off. ALSO I dont work for UPS 🙂

    look at the program in email below.

    http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/bussol/browse/personal/delivery_options/my_choice.html?srch_pos=4&srch_phr=my+choice

  40. mark says

    All those UPS options dont work for US MINT signature required packages. You have to call the US MINT in order for them to leave them at UPS. Or wait after 3 delivery attempts< then go pick them up at UPS.

  41. Dave says

    Finally got an opportunity to look over the Aramark HOF silver dollars. Out of 30 (15 proof & 15 Unc) coins, only 3 proof and 6 Unc were worthy of sending for potential 70 grade. Confirmed by numismatist at LCS yesterday.
    Certainly nowhere near the percentages of 70 s from the Baltimore reports!
    Anybody else have % they believe are worthy of sending for possible 70 grade?

  42. Danno says

    I hope I’m able to find the Shenandoah quarters soon enough. I’m attending college in northeast Pennsylvania where there a whole lot national parks to find unlike back home in Cleveland. But, I leave for home on May 10. I have until then to find some. It took me 7 weeks to find my first Fort McHenry, 13 weeks till Mount Rushmore (though there 4 weeks of break in there), but only 4 for Great Smoky Mountains.

    It’s also interesting that I’ve only found two Mount Rushmore but about 8 Great Smoky Mountains despite its lower numbers and later release date. I also found a few other interesting quarters: two Chaco Culture, and Denver-mints of Chickasaw, Guam, and Yosemite (only the third I have for the last two).

  43. Hawkster says

    CoachMike,

    I guess you got your answer that the surcharges for the HO F coins are not tax-deductible. But I’m sure that the Mint will supply the names and addresses of the purchasers of the commemoratives to the supposedly non-profit Hall of Fame so it can send out letters, personally thanking each of us for our “donations”.

  44. CasualCollector says

    Regarding percentages – I looked through 10 Silver Proofs. I felt 3 were potential 70’s. 3 were probably 69’s. And I shipped back 4 for replacement.

    There was a post that mentioned population report that the percentage of submissions to get 70’s was pretty high. But I think that number is misleading because it does not factor in that some people are only sending in the few coins they think have 70 potential.

  45. fmtransmitter says

    APRIL 17, 2014 AT 8:01 AM

    Secrets of the US Mint on American Heroes HD Channel now!~
    That was made in 2001, you should see the prices for gold and platinum then. Wish I had started way back then, dang!

  46. Dustyroads says

    fmtransmitter, I know what you mean, I have moments in time locked in my long term memory where I thought about precious metals and their prices. Like back in 1986 when the ASE was new, and driving a tractor in a field in 1999 and thinking about the price of gold, it was around $360.00. It eventually took a catalyst to get me started, that was a death in the family, he was a coin collector. Now I’m enjoying the heck out of it.

  47. Dustyroads says

    CasualCollector, Yeah, that’s what’s happening with the percentages, just the hopefuls and unopened boxes are being sent to the TPG’s. It’s hard to really know what exactly the 69 to 70 ratio will be, but my guess by what you said above is that it’s not very high.

  48. Dan in Fla says

    So far I have seven of these black bags from the Mint just in case they have any market. Is that a waste of the mints money. Not one was included with another shipment..

  49. mark says

    ya ..remember coin to coin shows at seeing 1/10 ounce gold for 30 bucks…and saying 30 BUCKS for that little thing.

  50. Steve W says

    I just received my 2014 gold proof. I didn’t realize they were changing the OGP from royal blue to light brown/tan. Yuck!

  51. says

    This could have been on the Mint site for a long time but this is the first day that I have seen it “· About Changing Shipping Dates: We are experiencing technical difficulties with the part of our system that displays the expected ship date for your order, causing the dates to move incorrectly. Please be assured that orders are being fulfilled according to our standard policy. This issue will have no impact on the actual shipping dates. Thank you for your patience as we work toward a solution”

  52. Steve says

    While everyone is focusing on BHOF coins, a Steamboat Willie Disney 1/4 oz gold coin just went for $1,347 on Ebay. Mint price was $655 yesterday. You flippers were sleeping on this one!

  53. Sith says

    As this is a two year program I’m sure the Perth Mint will have another limited mintage coin.

  54. fmtransmitter says

    @cagcrisp, yep, I have two orders in stock and reserved for two weeks with cancel box still there, non HOF…

  55. Wes says

    A lot of Disney and Micky Mouse collectors. Gold coin was only 1000 minted far less than Superman. Not a peep on the World News mint blog right now. It doesn’t interest me but I can see why it is selling for over a thousand.

  56. says

    Received the last of my GSM ATB submission order today…all coins look perfect. 2014 should be an exciting year for the 5 oz ATB’s. Cost wise, I think these have the best value of any Mint offerings..well except for the gold and silvr HoF coins…but you know what I mean.

  57. Sith says

    ClevelandRocks: No argument, but with all the Disney addicts all you would have to do is list it under Disney memorabilia on E-bay, and you can’t lose, but saying that I will leave that flip for someone else. Dealing with private mints like the New Zealand mint or the Franklin Mint issuing official coinage on behalf of small island nations is not my cup of tea. I don’t mind buying bullion from the New Zealand Mint but…

  58. VA Rich says

    Sith- whether one likes it or not, I really don’t care…, though it may actually appeal to someone that collects silver rounds.., heck, my nephews would probably really get a kick out of it and that’s what this is hobby needs.., new interest at a young age that grows into the Classics .., and I personally would really get a kick out of slapping that ‘circus guru’ asshole up north.., but I feel sorry for him…, he lives in Cleveland. “Oh the horror”! The trailer.., well., you just can’t remove…

  59. HIdalgo says

    @Steve – an interesting thing about the 5 ounce P silver Smoky Mountain coins. They are few listed on eBay and do not seem to be selling well. It should be interesting to see how these silver coins perform on the secondary market, even with quick sellouts……

  60. merryxmasmrscrooge says

    What do you think?
    Recommendation: Stop circulating pennies and nickels, make circ Jefferson $2 coin

    1c Aluminum Lincoln Make only enough for proof and mint sets. Lincoln would look pretty cool in Al.
    5c Copper Buffalo design This would be cool. Make only enough for proof and mint sets.
    10c same
    25c same
    50c same
    $1 Neil Armstrong crescent shape glass bonded to Ni-Cu alloy
    $2 coin Jefferson $2 coin, like the $2 bill

  61. bobo says

    >The possibility of eliminating the cent has been raised, as the US Mint continues to evaluate possible changes to circulating coinage. Deputy Director Richard Peterson recently mentioned stopping production as a “discussion topic” and the US Mint has indicated their intention to use opinion surveys and focus groups to understand consumer behavior and actions regarding the use of coins, “especially the penny.”

    This is what debasement of the currency looks like, and is an indication of the inflation brought on by going off gold coins (1933), silver coins in 1964, and then the closing of the gold window by Nixon. Getting rid of the penny and nickel would also increase inflation as prices are rounded up to the nearest dime or quarter. Ultimately this event is rooted in the soft coup that occurred with the founding of the Fed in 1913, which took ownership of money from the American people and put it in the hands of private banks. Now money comes into existence by people borrowing it into existence. Our money is debt. Watch the documentary ‘the money masters’ on youtube to understand the root of the problem. This problem of debasement will not go away until we bring back sound money, as demanded by the constitution, in silver and gold. Even if they did turn the penny into an aluminum piece of junk, eventually even that metal would have more value than the declining value of one cent. Right now they are mostly zinc, but because of inflation even that junk metal is costing too much. What happens after the aluminum value becomes worth more than a penny? Plastic?

    Money as debt is a model that has to break, because there always has to be more debt in the system. If all debts were paid off under the present system, there would be no money! The system is now broken. The Fed is keeping things afloat for a while by buying most of the government’s debt. I wish I could monetize my debts away by writing myself a check like the US is doing. The foreigners have figured this all out and are dumping their treasuries and hoarding gold, getting ready for the new reserve currency that will replace the US dollar. Protect yourselves by getting rid of fiat paper and taking ownership of sound money and other hard assets that will maintain value as the money-as-debt system goes into its endgame.

  62. bigguy says

    I just wanted to post this about hof coins
    modern coin mart
    proof 69 baseball dollar hof label 99.00
    proof 70 s half 99.00
    ms 69 d half 59.00
    proof 69 s half 59.00
    hope this helps someone who want one of these

  63. Blair J Tobler says

    Sorry merryxmasmrscrooge, Mint has already eliminated aluminum as a choice for metallic content in future coinage

  64. fmtransmitter says

    Barry on the coin and art show always has a good rant about debasement and shows an image of a person standing next to a trillion paper fed notes. It is staggering to see and a real eye opener.

  65. Pittsburgh P says

    Thx bigguy, I picked up a 69 BHoF dollar this morning since they didnt have 70s. Figured it would have costed me at least 99.99$ to buy the coin, ship it in, grading cost, pay the extra 18$ for the special HoF FS/ER label and still get a 69 due to a miniscule mark I missed lol… So I’m happy with the purchase. There still selling for 150$ on ebay, much more for the Baltimore version…

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