Before we give Thanks at the end of November, before we wish our neighbors happy holidays, and before we celebrate the end of another year – while welcoming in a new one – we simply celebrate the small acts of kindness that bind us together.
Every time the team here at the Osborne Coinage starts the process to develop a new coin we ask if it is collectible, if it is appealing to the masses and simply put, will people buy it. Sure, we have our diehard collectors that buy nearly every piece we mint or they have specific categories like only pure silver or only animal rounds. Others collect only when the art catches their eye. Then...
The nickel turmoil is real.
For two weeks now, the prices of nickel (the raw metal) prices have skyrocketed!
As a matter of fact, metal continues to be a problem for supply chains across the board — from currency to manufacturing. And the surge continues to unfold as nickel prices recently hit daily limits in China. The increase is so drastic, the value of a nickel is worth more than a dime!