House passes major coinage bill

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  1. Santinidollar

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  3. furryfrog02

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  4. Bradley Trotter

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    Suppose it did pass the U.S. Senate and signed into law by the President. I'd say we're soon approaching Canada-like levels of numismatic absurdity and variety.
     
  5. Santinidollar

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    I don’t think there’s a lot there for collectors, though I expect it’ll be a field day for HSN and sellers of that ilk.
     
  6. BlackberryPie

    BlackberryPie I like pie

    How about designs that go back to the founding years of this country? That would be a better way to celebrate.
     
  7. Beefer518

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    Seems like stuff that will be hoarded by the general population, and like the bicentennial issues, never have significant value or avid numismatic interest. Which in a way is sad.

    For those of us old enough to remember, it was a huge deal when the '76's were announced and introduced. I was 12, and figured out rather quickly they really were just spenders and not much else.
     
  8. thomas mozzillo

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    If it becomes law, I do hope it will cause a lot of new people to become serious collectors. IMO the biggest thing missing in this is the elimination of the one cent coin.
     
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  9. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    So the US Mint will keep making ballast and the USPS will continue making wallpaper. If they are not going to put half dollars into circulation they should just stop making them.
     
  10. Zonker

    Zonker Active Member

    I don't have high hopes for these and will most likely pass.
     
  11. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    "The House vote was without objection, so no individual votes were taken. The legislation will be sent to the Senate for its consideration."

    Seems those 'boobs' care even less than I do.........
     
  12. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    I was looking forward to the new quarter in 2021 (the one after the Tuskeegee) and was hoping they'd go with it for a long time. But, it appears they still are pushing several new series of ballast. Even the 2026 is kind of a no big deal to me...stick to every 100 years.

    Looks like the last moderns that I'll be thumbing into my Dansco's will be dated 2021.
     
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  13. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    I couldn't agree more.

    When you introduce 10, 15, or 20 special coins every year for decades, they cease being special.

    "Semiquincentennial" is a cool word I just learned, though.
     
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  14. NPCoin

    NPCoin Resident Imbecile

    The Mint does not put any coinage into circulation...we do...just saying...
     
  15. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    So who out there is going to pay a premium for a 50 cent piece and then buy something with it for 50 cents?
     
  16. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Amen! I will not start another set of junk from the mint.
     
  17. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    I cant wait to see how they fit it in on a coin!:jawdrop::joyful::p:p:D:D
     
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  18. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    <-------Must go now and prepare a spot in my album for the Ruth Bader-Ginsburg Quarter~:D:D
     
  19. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    Knowing the mint, you might as well go ahead and prepare slots for all the other deceased justices. They'd probably also introduce several new finishes and privy marks just to push up sales figures.
     
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  20. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Oof. Sad but true.
     
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  21. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    Hypothetically if the U.S. Mint were to do a circulating coin series commemorating every deceased SCOTUS justice, you'd have to commemorate 103 individuals. To the best of my knowledge, the mint would put out the following over an undetermined number of years.

    Philadelphia circulation strikes
    Denver circulation strikes
    San Francisco clad proof strikes
    San Francisco silver proof strikes
    San Francisco clad strikes
    West Point circulation strikes
    Reverse proof sets

    Overall, you'd be looking at somewhere in the range of 721 different mintmarks and finishes. Assuming the U.S. Mint doesn't do privy marks, enhanced uncirculated sets, enhanced reverse proof sets, or any other marketing gimmick.
     
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