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What do the mintages in parenthesis mean? There's a normal mintage (I assume it's normal), and then there's a mintage in parenthesis.


Like this, for example


(95,000) 450,000


What do the parenthesis mean? Anyone know?



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Awesome, thanks!


PS: Anyone know where I can find exact mintages of Modern commems?


The data is in the Red Book, but sadly some if it is wrong. For example the Red Book shows a higher mintage for the Uncirculated Smithsonian $5 gold coin than the Proof piece. It is a fault with the sloppy proof reading that I've noticed in a number of Whitman numismatic publications. Sadly they repeat the same mistakes year after year.

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