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    Hmmmm.... "U.S. Mint announces plans for circulating rarity "

    Headline from Coinworld-
    "U.S. Mint announces plans for circulating rarity " LINK


    So they normally want us to save, collect and buy items they sell at a premium of course, but not collect and hoard the stuff they make for circulation?
    They don't say what the intentional "rarity" will be.

    Any guesses?

    I'll start the "Guess" list....... A proof coin for circulation with a special design feature to separate it from a normal proof.
    (A higher denomination coin tho, so it generates more income than it costs to produce it!!!)

    They may even be waiting to decide until collectors speculate, to see which "rarity" might generate the most buzz and bang for their buck.

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    That's interesting! Thanks for the link and making us aware Cliff! I'm thinking along the same lines Cliff but say a proof Lincoln from Philly with a "P" mm. That is really crazy though that they are calling it a rarity but releasing into general circulation. Odd....

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    It may be like the recent S mint quarters made as regular circulation strikes but only sold above face in rolls but called a circulating rarity since it's a normal buss strike. Maybe they could even circulate a few but that would be strange, banks will hate it with people bugging them for rolls to look for them.

    Like:

    https://www.coinworld.com/news/us-co...miums.all.html

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    I read an article this last year that the mint had released or considered releasing some business strikes with proof characteristics??? I will have to do some research and hopefully find the article... If the mint circulates a rarity it would no longer be rare unless it is a remake of a rare coin??? Depends on the definitions they are intending in the wording they have used!!!
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    I just wish the US Mint never started calling Lincoln cents... pennies! It clearly says what it is on the back of the cent. Can you imagine how weird it would look if the backs of Lincolns' had LINCOLN PENNY on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VAB2013 View Post
    I just wish the US Mint never started calling Lincoln cents... pennies! It clearly says what it is on the back of the cent. Can you imagine how weird it would look if the backs of Lincolns' had LINCOLN PENNY on it?
    They would have to be real small letters or a big penny
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    Quote Originally Posted by VAB2013 View Post
    I just wish the US Mint never started calling Lincoln cents... pennies! It clearly says what it is on the back of the cent. Can you imagine how weird it would look if the backs of Lincolns' had LINCOLN PENNY on it?
    Yeah, and they keep calling 5 cent coins "nickels" too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willbrooks View Post
    Yeah, and they keep calling 5 cent coins "nickels" too.
    Hey Will! I'm okay with nickels... just not penny or pennies A cent is a cent... five cents is a nickel... a wheat cent is a wheat cent or wheatie... but most people don't say wheat penny? Not even in Alabama

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    One of the circulating rarities that I can think of is the 2009 nickles, Low mintage and hard to find outside of B/U rolls. I think I have found one in the years since.
    Even a fool can look wise if he keeps his mouth closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uglycent View Post
    One of the circulating rarities that I can think of is the 2009 nickles, Low mintage and hard to find outside of B/U rolls. I think I have found one in the years since.
    Those would have been great to save in BU rolls if you could get them but it was hard to get them. They went crazy from the start and came out very late in the year. The dimes were almost the same, tough to get. On ebay the nickels and dimes were selling for crazy prices like $10-30 for singles from the lucky people that got rolls as they were released. It seems very over priced but I guess it depends how many uncs were saved. The mintages for the nickels were around 40-50 million and dimes were a bit higher. It's very low compared to the billions for other moderns but similar to some of the 50s coins that don't really have huge values.

    It was caused by the bad economy.

 

 

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