Collector’s Choice 

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Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Collector’s Choice

By J.R. Greene

The U.S. Mint will kick off its 2019 product schedule with three items debuting on Jan. 3.  To order coins from the mint, call them toll free at 1-800-USA-MINT, or visit their website at www.usmint.gov.

The 2019 Birth Year coin set will be packaged in a folder with a birth year theme, and contain five proof versions of regular coin designs from the cent to the half dollar.  The 2019 Happy Birthday set will come in a similar format, except for noting an annual birthday theme. The third item is a currency note in a folder, featuring the numbers "2019" at the beginning of the serial number of the note.

There will be a coin and sports card show on January 6 at the Boys and Girls Club at 580 Meadow St. in Chicopee. Hours are 9 a.m to 2 p.m.; off-street parking is free, but there is a small admission charge, which benefits the club. Door prizes are awarded every hour.

Canada Post will kick off its 2019 stamp program with six stamps on Jan. 14. One will be a new definitive stamp featuring Queen Elizabeth II, while the other five will be permanent rate stamps depicting five different national parks and reserves in Canada.   

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