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Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by dwhiz, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. dwhiz

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  3. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency

    I suppose I could have been interested in something if I knew what it looked like. :troll:
     
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I might order the 2020 Kennedy 200 coin bag.
    Might find some mint errors.
    I could start a thread with my finds with the famous words "Rare" and "Discovery" :wacky:
     
  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I like the American Innovations series but I'm only interested in a P/D to add to my collection. Other than that, looks like I won't be buying any mint coins in 2020 :)
     
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  6. kanga

    kanga 60 Year Collector

    I had NO interest in even looking.
    At least you alerted me to whatever I was ignoring.

    The Mint spends so much time putting out overpriced stuff.
    I wish they and Treasury Department would spend more effort in:
    1. ending the One Cent coin to save money.
    2. redesigning the Five Cent coin to save money.
    3. ending the One Dollar Bill to save money.

    Yes, that would mean nickel breakage and the American public would KNOW that was a Government and private industry ploy to have more money taken away from them.
    Take a look at Australia and see how that's harmed their economy :rolleyes:

    In the case of he One Dollar Bill that would get the One Dollar coins out of storage and make them useful.
    And also get the Two Dollar Bills out of storage and make them useful.

    Oh, wait.
    I forgot that Congress would have to be involved.
    I'm not likely to be around when they finally figure it out.
     
  7. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Do they come in the mint set or just native american
     
  8. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Don't know about Australia. Care to elaborate
     
  9. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    I've resigned from the US Mint's buyers club. lol :sorry:
     
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  10. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    They have $1 (US: 68c) and $2 (1.36) circulation coins, and did away with the 1 and 2 c coins quite a while ago. Canada has basically the same setup, from 5 cents to 2 dollars. In the euro area, it depends: Some countries have rounding rules for cash totals (so that 1 and 2 ct coins are not needed), others do not, but they all use €1 and €2 coins ...

    Christian
     
  11. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Lol
     
  12. kanga

    kanga 60 Year Collector

    I was there in 1994 and they had already done away with the penny which resulted in 5d breakage.
    Didn't seem to harm them at all.

    Plus as I recall they had also gone to the "plastic" currency.
    Their bills lasted much longer.
     
  13. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    Interestingly that does not always work, depending on the climate. Just a few days ago I read an article about the polymer notes that they have in São Tomé e Príncipe are about to be replaced by new ones made from cotton paper substrate. See here (article in Portuguese). From Google's translation:

    "New 5 and 10 banknotes will be made this time with 100% cotton paper substrate at reduced cost, roughly half the price paid for the previous banknotes. (...) The 5 and 10 dobra notes could not withstand the hot, humid climate of São Tomé & Príncipe and began to melt."

    Christian
     
  14. Mjs1447

    Mjs1447 New Member

    Any idea why there is only one commemorative (basketball) on the schedule for 2020?
     
  15. Lembeck13

    Lembeck13 Member

    Agree. When will the Mint finally stop squeezing this artificial scarcity-profit teat?
     
  16. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Supporter! Supporter

    Second coin was just recently.approved
     
  17. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Normally, I’d pick the proof silver eagles. But I think I’m going to let the Mint keep them next week. I’d hate to think I was jamming up their computer again.:cool::p
     
  18. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Dec 5, 2019 at 1:06 AM
  19. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Might want to take a look at prices there, not really a model we want to follow.
     
  20. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    Ah well, it won't happen in the US of course. But various other countries have done it, see above, without having consumer prices affected.

    Christian
     
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