Rare Coin Report

Has the U.S. Mint Reopened?

Has the U.S. Mint Reopened?

Posted by Toby Adkins, Numismatic Scholar on May 28th 2020

The short answer is... not all of them. However, there has been a twist or two. If you kept up with last month's edition of the Insider, we talked about the San Francisco and West Point mints closing … Read More
Coronavirus Strikes the U.S. Mint

Coronavirus Strikes the U.S. Mint

Posted by Toby Adkins, Numismatic Scholar on Apr 29th 2020

The entire world has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, certainly not new news to any of us! All of us have been affected in different ways but not all of it has been negative. Some families have … Read More
Decoding the U.S. Mint: Proof vs. Uncirculated

Decoding the U.S. Mint: Proof vs. Uncirculated

Posted by Toby Adkins, Numismatic Scholar on Feb 27th 2020

As collectors we sometimes forget most of our favorite coins or designs were originally produced to be used as everyday money. It would seem odd today to "plunk" down some silver dollars to the Walmar … Read More
Holder Envy

Holder Envy

Posted by Toby Adkins, Numismatic Scholar on Feb 26th 2020

In today's world of coin collecting I am the proverbial dinosaur and I miss it. For me, it doesn't seem that long ago, I had to look up coins in a book... that was made of paper, GASP! Having to deter … Read More