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Notable News (July 2-8, 2024)

Published July 8, 2024 | 1 min read

By Darcie Graybill

This week’s headlines include higher prices on U.S. Mint silver collector coins, WitterBrick boxes, and a CCAC meeting to discuss the mint’s 2026 Semiquincentennial coins

Citing rising silver and other costs, the U.S. Mint is raising prices on all its numismatic silver products, except for commemorative coins, effective July 9. For example, the price of Morgan and Peace dollars will increase from $76 to $91.

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Universal Coin & Bullion, Ltd. in Beaumont, Texas, has announced a new marketing venture with two other Beaumont rare coin and precious metals dealers, 1st American Coin, Ltd. and 1st National Reserve, Ltd. The three companies will do business as Universal Coin & Bullion but operate as separate legal entities.

Mike Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion (Photo: Bee Photography)

Witter Coin of San Francisco will launch WitterBrick, which are sealed boxes of select, high-quality vintage and modern U.S. coins graded and certified by CAC Grading. The concept is intended to be similar to sealed packs of trading cards.

Photo: Witter Coin

The U.S. Mint’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a two-day public videoconference meeting on July 15-16. The group will primarily be discussing designs for the mint’s 2026 Semiquincentennial coins.

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