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Collecting coins is a hobby that anyone and everyone could do. But collecting quarters is a hobby that - currently – it is estimated that one hundred six million Americans do. Men, women, and children of all ages are involved in collecting quarters.
Commemorative And Other Special Coins
Commemorative coins are very popular coins to collect. Many people want to have different kinds of coins in their collections. Commemorative coins can be used as a traditional gift for that special person for any kind of celebration.
Commemorative Coin Subjects
As I mentioned in a previous article, commemorative coins seem to be gimmicky. Here is how commemorative coin subjects are chosen. The subject for any commemorative coin stems from some kind of enabling legislation enacted by Congress to honor a person, place or event. The enabling legislation dicta
Commemorative Coins Abuse
The issuance of commemorative coins has apparently been an ongoing problems for a number of years. A number of years ago Congress read a scathing report on a number of abuses associated with the issuance of commemorative coins and attempted to remedy the situation.
Commemorative Coins Versus Commemorative Stamps
Stamp collecting and coin collecting have at least one thing in common, commemorative items. Commemorative stamps generally get a good reception in the stamp collecting community. However, commemorative coins seem to be more controversial to coin collectors.
Consumer Groups Are Pushing For More $1 Coins
Despite the unpopularity of $1 coins with the public, believe it or not, there are some consumer groups that are still trying to pressure the Federal Government to circulate moreâ€”many more $1 coins. Groups like Citizens Against Government Waste, are getting very aggressive in there efforts to pus
Cost To Produce Cent And Nickel Drops
The good news is that the Mint has been able to reduce the cost to produce the cent and the nickel. The bad news is that it still costs more to produce both coins than their face values.
Could Your Coin Collection Be Protection?
It is quite possible that Social Security payments could be adjusted higher by less than 20 percent to adjust for inflation and the cost of living. The real question is how high is the “real” inflation level.
Daniel Boone Half Dollar Commemorative
This half dollar was issued from 1934-1938 and was minted at all three mints. In the year 1935, the date “1934” was added to the field on the reverse, resulting in two different versions of the coin. As such, there was a 1935, a 1935-D, and a 1935-S that can be had with or without the “1934” date.
Debasing Our Currency
When the federal government gets in to a financial bind it does what many governments have historically done, it prints more paper money. This was the Continental Congress’ answer to a financial crunch in the 18th century, and it is still the most popular “economic fix” on Capital Hill today.
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