CoinWeek Coverage of US commemoratives

Modern US Commemoratives – Breast Cancer Coin Promises Pink Gold

Modern US Commemoratives – Breast Cancer Coin Promises Pink Gold

Law’s mandate vague, U.S. Mint yet to work out details By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Previously, the United States Mint had announced the production of a commemorative coin to raise awareness (and funds) for the fight against breast cancer. Like many recent commemorative issues, the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program will […]

World Coin News – Russia Issues FIFA World Cup Commemoratives

World Coin News – Russia Issues FIFA World Cup Commemoratives

By Bank of Russia ……   On December 21, 2016, the Bank of Russia put into circulation the following coins: Commemorative Coins – A silver 3 Rubles denomination and a gold par value of 50 rubles, dedicated to the conduct of the Russian Federation in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup; Investment Coins – A silver […]

By December 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Modern Commemoratives – 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Coin Bill Passes House

Modern Commemoratives – 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Coin Bill Passes House

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On Monday, December 5, the United States House of Representatives passed legislation authorizing the production and sale of commemorative coins honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing – the first time mankind had ever set foot upon the surface of another planetary body. The bill […]

By December 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Modern US Coins – 100th Anniversary National Park Service Commemoratives Avail. March 24

Modern US Coins – 100th Anniversary National Park Service Commemoratives Avail. March 24

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2016 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service Commemorative Coins March 24 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Public Law 113-291 authorizes the United States Mint to mint and issue 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 silver dollar coins, and 750,000 half dollar clad coins to commemorate the […]

By March 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
African-Americans on US Coins: Modern Commemoratives (Part 2)

African-Americans on US Coins: Modern Commemoratives (Part 2)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   Link to Part One Twenty-eight years passed between the last Carver Washington half dollar and the George Washington 250th Birthday half dollar. The purpose, scope, and distribution of commemorative coins under the resurrected program bore no resemblance to that which came before. There were still […]

Classic US Coins – Is the Vintage Commemorative Coin Market Sunk?

Classic US Coins – Is the Vintage Commemorative Coin Market Sunk?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #380 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …..   Vintage silver commemorative coins were minted from 1892 to 1955. Except for the Isabella quarter (1893) and the Lafayette silver dollar (1900), all are half dollars. Prices for these have never […]

In God We Trust: A Brief History

In God We Trust: A Brief History

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   [Originally published September 17, 2012. –CW] We pay attention to the news, so it follows that we pay attention to politics. After all, being involved is one of the original tenants of democracy[i]. When the news (especially politics in the news) touches on numismatics, it […]

World Coin News –  Hungarian Silver, Gold Commemoratives Celebrate 200th Birthday of János Arany

World Coin News – Hungarian Silver, Gold Commemoratives Celebrate 200th Birthday of János Arany

By Coin & Currency Institute ….   János Arany is called one of the key figures in Hungarian literature and political life. He was a poet, teacher, editor, Secretary of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and one of the best known and most renowned figures in Hungarian literature. The National Bank of Hungary is marking […]

By April 3, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Museum of American Finance Opens New Exhibit: “For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency”

Museum of American Finance Opens New Exhibit: “For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency”

By Museum of American Finance …..   In honor of Black History Month, the Museum of American Finance has opened “For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency,” a traveling exhibit on loan from the Museum of UnCut Funk. To be featured on currency is among the nation’s highest honors. The Treasury’s latest redesign […]

By February 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Modern US Coins – Coinage of the Obama Era

Modern US Coins – Coinage of the Obama Era

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   It’s still unclear how history will ultimately remember the presidency of Barack Obama, who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 through 2017. But coin collectors can already honor the historic, two-term former commander-in-chief in their own ways. Over the course of the eight […]

Krause Names 10 Coin of the Year Award Winners

Krause Names 10 Coin of the Year Award Winners

Finland and the United States were the top winners in the first round of judging in the Coin of the Year competition. Each nation won two of the 10 categories. While Italy, Japan, Great Britain, Austria, Canada and the Cook Islands each won in a single category. The COTY Awards are sponsored by World Coin […]

Krause Announces 2017 Coin of the Year Award Nominees

Krause Announces 2017 Coin of the Year Award Nominees

Australia and Canada have the most nominations in the annual Coin of the Year Award competition By Krause Publications …..   The first round of voting for the Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges must work through a list of 10 categories in which 98 nominated coins must be considered. All […]

Classic US Coins – The Last Wheat Cent

Classic US Coins – The Last Wheat Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …..   When the Lincoln wheat cents of 1958 were struck by the United States Mint, few individuals knew the coins would represent the end of a 50-year tradition. Collectors had little reason to suspect that the Lincoln cent, which had remained virtually unchanged since its debut in 1909, was […]

Tips for Collectors: Using Auction Records

Tips for Collectors: Using Auction Records

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Auction records have become an invaluable tool, but knowing how to use them can be very important. It’s hard to believe, but in the mid-1990s there were no such things as electronic auction records for collectors or dealers to search before making a purchase. There […]

By November 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting US Coins – Modern Rarities: 1982 & 1983 Souvenir Coin Sets

Collecting US Coins – Modern Rarities: 1982 & 1983 Souvenir Coin Sets

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …..   The United States Mint has released hundreds of products for coin collectors over the last four decades. Yet four of the scarcest, most popular items to come out of the U.S. Mint since the 1960s aren’t products hobbyists could originally order by mail or online. The 1982 and […]

World Coins –  Small Circulating Silver Commemoratives

World Coins – Small Circulating Silver Commemoratives

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   Ask an American numismatist to describe silver commemorative coinage, and one of two possibilities will emerge. Younger people are likely to mention the silver dollar “commems” that have been struck since 1983, while more experienced hobbyists will point to the commemorative half dollars of 1892 to 1954. Despite the difference in eras, […]

By October 4, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Farran Zerbe: Numismatist – Promoter – Hustler

Farran Zerbe: Numismatist – Promoter – Hustler

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….   Historians state that “Everybody was Somebody” in the small population of the Thirteen Colonies at the time of the American Revolution. People who would be lost in a population of 300 million had a vastly greater opportunity to shine in a population of 10 or 12 million. […]

By September 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of Julius Caesar

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of Julius Caesar

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek ….   Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he is grown so great? –Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2 What makes Caesar so Great? PEOPLE WHO KNOW NOTHING ELSE about ancient history recognize the name Julius Caesar but might be hard-pressed to say what he ever […]

By September 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #39: Q. David Bowers Discusses the 1964 Morgan Dollar

CoinWeek Podcast #39: Q. David Bowers Discusses the 1964 Morgan Dollar

CoinWeek Podcast #39: Q. David Bowers Discusses the 1964 Morgan Dollar Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Q. David Bowers is the most prolific numismatic writer in the hobby’s history – he’s also the breaker of numismatic news this month – as […]

By September 5, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers August ANA Sale of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $4.89 Million

Stack’s Bowers August ANA Sale of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $4.89 Million

Warm sunny weather greeted attendees to the annual ANA convention last week as they brought spirited bidding to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money. The World and Ancient coins sessions realized nearly US$4.9 million (including the standard buyer’s premium) as part of the overall Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA […]

Modern US Coins – Olympics a Timely Theme for Coin Collectors

Modern US Coins – Olympics a Timely Theme for Coin Collectors

Since the United States Mint offered the nation’s first Olympic coins honoring the XXVIII Summer Olympics in 1984 in Los Angeles, the number of U.S. coins dedicated to the quadrennial sporting events has grown a surprising amount By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …….   In every sense, the modern Olympic Games are worthy of not […]

Classic US Coins – You Can’t Roller-Skate In This Buffalo Herd

Classic US Coins – You Can’t Roller-Skate In This Buffalo Herd

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   Online Auctions Tide Collectors Over – My Five–0 Season Continues Summer 2016 has certainly been busy and eventful. Numismatically speaking I can’t recall having enjoyed our hobby as much as I continue on my Five-0—fifty years as a collector-season. Things have changed in so many ways […]

Barack Obama Presidential Medal Designs Subject of CCAC Discussion

Barack Obama Presidential Medal Designs Subject of CCAC Discussion

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Monday, June 27, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a three-hour public meeting at Gaylord Hall on the campus of Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Agenda items include the future of the U.S. Mint’s palladium coin program, electing jurors for the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative […]

By June 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
NGC, Heritage, Congressman Mike Castle Agree to Exclusive Signature Label Deal

NGC, Heritage, Congressman Mike Castle Agree to Exclusive Signature Label Deal

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Heritage Auctions have announced that the Honorable Mike Castle has agreed to hand-sign NGC labels exclusively for the companies. Castle, a former Governor of Delaware and longtime member of the US House of Representatives, is directly responsible for some of the most important and popular modern US coins. While in […]

CCAC to Discuss 2018 America the Beautiful Quarter Design Candidates

CCAC to Discuss 2018 America the Beautiful Quarter Design Candidates

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Monday, June 27, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a three-hour public meeting at Gaylord Hall on the campus of Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Besides advising on the future of the U.S. Mint’s palladium coin program and electing jurors for the Breast Cancer Awareness […]

By June 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Classic US Coins – Long Beach Auctions Boast Silver Dollar Rarities

Classic US Coins – Long Beach Auctions Boast Silver Dollar Rarities

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …..   Commemorating An Innocent Call; Rev. Dr. James G. K. McClure Collection, A Great Opportunity For Fresh Coins This is a busy and exciting time of the year! What a welcome change in season. Sunshine, lush greenery, flowers blooming and to take liberty with that Nat King […]

Commemorative Coins – Charles Barber’s Influence on the Classic US Commems

Commemorative Coins – Charles Barber’s Influence on the Classic US Commems

By Dan Duncan [Posted with Permission] – Pinnacle-Rarities ……   The works of Charles Barber’s career weren’t fully appreciated until after his death. His coinage was considered pedestrian in contemporary artistic circles. But in fairness to Barber, most of his work was predesignated to one idea or another. His use of classic Greco-Roman motifs has […]

Why Collect Commemoratives? A Better Question Might Be “Why Not?”

Why Collect Commemoratives? A Better Question Might Be “Why Not?”

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com …..   If you collect modern U. S. coins, then you collect commemoratives. Today, practically every coin the United States Mint produces commemorates someone or something. There’s a president on the obverse of every denomination, including Presidential $1 coins. The reverse of the quarter has been especially busy over the […]

Western Australia Governor Welcomes Perth Mint Royal Tribute Coins

Western Australia Governor Welcomes Perth Mint Royal Tribute Coins

As a former branch of the UK Royal Mint, The Perth Mint commemorates the remarkable life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the release of three gold and silver birthday tributes. Having celebrated her 90th birthday on Thursday 21 April 2016, Her Majesty became the first British monarch in history to mark such a […]

By April 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History – Women on Money

Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History – Women on Money

By The Smithsonian Institution …..   The newest addition to the National Museum of American History’s “Stories on Money” gallery opened March 18 in conjunction with Women’s History Month. “Women on Money” focuses on the vital contributions of women to national and world history with more than 50 examples of currency featuring women. The display […]

By March 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
 
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