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World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The federal budget that Treasurer Scott Morrison presented to the Australian House of Representatives earlier today (Tuesday, May 3) may bring an official end to the production of five-cent coins by the Royal Australian Mint. If this proves to be the case, the elimination of Australia’s smallest-denominated coin will […]

U.S. Congress Passes Breast Cancer Commemorative Coin Bill

U.S. Congress Passes Breast Cancer Commemorative Coin Bill

Bill now heads to Oval Office for president’s signature By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   UPDATE: President Obama signed the bill into law on April 29. On Tuesday, April 19, after a nearly nine-month delay, the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 2722) was released from committee and pass unanimously by the Senate. […]

It’s Official: Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

It’s Official: Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

Alexander Hamilton to Stay on Front of $10 By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   In an announcement made this afternoon, Secretary of the Treasury Jacob “Jack” Lew officially gave word that he has decided to place abolitionist and former slave Harriet Tubman on the front of the $20 federal reserve note after all, replacing […]

Boys Keep Swinging: Hamilton to Stay on $10

Boys Keep Swinging: Hamilton to Stay on $10

Andrew Jackson to be replaced on the $20 bill By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   In May of 2015, the single-issue lobbying group Women On 20s presented President Barack Obama with a petition seeking to get Treasury Secretary Jacob “Jack” Lew to redesign the $20 Federal Reserve note to replace the portrait of Andrew […]

U.S. Mint Reveals Images for Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. Mint Reveals Images for Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   At 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time today, the 65th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army – nicknamed the “Borinqueneers” – received the Congressional Gold Medal at a bipartisan ceremony in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol’s Visitor Center in Washington, DC. Images of the gold medal, released by […]

2017 Boys Town Gold, Silver Commemorative Design Candidates

2017 Boys Town Gold, Silver Commemorative Design Candidates

By CoinWeek News Staff….   In an email dated March 14, Michael White of the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications released the following mock-up images of proposed designs for the obverse and reverse of the 2017 Boys Town Centennial commemorative coin program. The Boys Town commemorative program includes a $5 gold coin, a […]

Design Candidates for 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin

Design Candidates for 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   In an email dated March 14, Michael White of the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications released the following design candidates for the obverse and reverse of the American Liberty High Relief Gold coin. Obverse Reverse *** The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will discuss these and other […]

U.S. Mint Reveals Designs for 2017 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coin

U.S. Mint Reveals Designs for 2017 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   In an email dated March 14, Michael White of the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications released the following images of proposed designs for the obverse and reverse of the 2017 20th Anniversary American Eagle Platinum Proof coin. The designs are actually the obverse and reverse from the […]

U.S. Mint Weekly Coin Sales – Silver Eagle Slowdown?

U.S. Mint Weekly Coin Sales – Silver Eagle Slowdown?

Nixon Presidential $1 coin products also debut By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Saying that sales for the American Silver Eagle bullion program are experiencing a slowdown is a bit like saying this year’s Porsche takes a second longer to go from 0 to 60. But compared to March of last year, sales may […]

U.S. Mint Stays Course, Another Million Silver Eagles Allocated March 7

U.S. Mint Stays Course, Another Million Silver Eagles Allocated March 7

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Nine weeks into the production of the 2016 30th Anniversary issue of the American Silver Eagle, the United States Mint is staying the course and allocating another million ounces of the one-ounce silver bullion coins for sale this week to authorized dealers. This according to an email from […]

Domed Shape for 2019 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins Proposed

Domed Shape for 2019 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins Proposed

Design competition will be open to the general public By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   A bill authorizing the production of dome-shaped coins commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Basketball Hall of Fame (H.R. 4592) was introduced to Congress on February 23, 2016 by Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal (D-MA1). It now sits with the […]

February Gold, Silver Bullion Sales Down at Perth Mint

February Gold, Silver Bullion Sales Down at Perth Mint

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   In February 2016, the Perth Mint sold 37,063 ounces of gold and 1,049,062 ounces of silver in the form of coins and minted bars. The Mint sold 10,696 fewer ounces of gold last month compared to January, representing a 22.40% decrease from the beginning of the year’s spike in […]

US Silver Coins – February American Silver Eagle Sales See Big Jump over Last Year

US Silver Coins – February American Silver Eagle Sales See Big Jump over Last Year

Other products, including the 2016 Shawnee National Forest 5 oz silver bullion and uncirculated coins, had exceptional weeks as well. By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek News Staff ….   Sales of the 2016 30th anniversary issue of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin are on track for a fourth consecutive record-breaking year, with 4,782,000 ounces […]

1 Million Silver Eagles Allocated by U.S. Mint for Week of Feb. 8

1 Million Silver Eagles Allocated by U.S. Mint for Week of Feb. 8

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   In its fifth week of production, the United States Mint allocated another one million American Silver Eagles for distribution to Mint-authorized dealers, according to an announcement by Mint officials on Monday, February 8. Year-to-date allocations now total 8,045,500 one-ounce coins. Allocated ounces for the month of January totaled […]

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Another Million Ounces Allocated as American Silver Eagle Enters 3rd Week

Another Million Ounces Allocated as American Silver Eagle Enters 3rd Week

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The United States Mint announced this morning that another one million ounces of its popular American Silver Eagle bullion coin had been allocated for the week of January 25, 2016. This brings year-to-date allocation totals up to six million ounces. Four million American Eagle 1oz silver bullion coins […]

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Red Kettle Report: December 21 – 24

Red Kettle Report: December 21 – 24

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   An informal perusal of CoinWeek’s four-part 2015 Red Kettle Report suggests that Illinois leads the country in terms of gold coins donated to Salvation Army kettles this holiday season. Still, some states like Montana and North Dakota managed a hefty amount of news coverage so no trend is […]

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Red Kettle Report: December 14 – 20

Red Kettle Report: December 14 – 20

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Since 2005 in Lee County, Florida, someone has been leaving notes in Salvation Army kettles. Inside the note is a gold coin and a message: “In loving memory of Mimi”. No one not directly involved with the delivery of the notes knows who “Mimi” is or the identity […]

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U.S. Mint May Now Change Coin Silver Composition Thanks to New Law

U.S. Mint May Now Change Coin Silver Composition Thanks to New Law

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Tucked away in a bill ostensibly about maintaining and improving America’s transportation infrastructure is text amending Title 31 of the United States Code (subsections of §§ 5112 and 5132) to allow the U.S. Mint to alter the composition of some of its silver coinage. Until the DRIVE (“Developing […]

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Demand for Gold, Silver Returning to Pre-Spike Levels at Perth Mint

Demand for Gold, Silver Returning to Pre-Spike Levels at Perth Mint

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Following September’s dramatic spike in silver demand and October’s last-minute push to a new yearly high for gold, in both instances demand for bullion products from the Perth Mint appears to be returning to pre-spike levels. In November, the Mint sold 31,664 total ounces of gold. While not […]

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Saratoga Quarter Rolls, Bags, 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coin Now Available

Saratoga Quarter Rolls, Bags, 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coin Now Available

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   As of Monday, November 30, rolls and bags for the 2015 America the Beautiful Saratoga National Historical Park quarter are now available from the United States Mint. Also available from authorized dealers on Monday is the 2015 Saratoga National Historical Park 5 oz. silver bullion coin. Rolls and […]

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Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter 3-Coin Set Available Today

Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter 3-Coin Set Available Today

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Saratoga National Historical Park went on sale today, December 1, at the United States Mint. Priced at $9.95, the set features two uncirculated finish quarters minted in Denver and Philadelphia and one proof quarter minted in San Francisco. Like […]

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Another Bullion Sell Out for U.S. Mint: Bombay Hook 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coin

Another Bullion Sell Out for U.S. Mint: Bombay Hook 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coin

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   By Tuesday, September 29, the United States Mint had sold out of the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge 5 oz. silver bullion coin. The coin, the fourth and next-to-last entry in the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters silver bullion series, had been released only a day earlier on […]

2015 Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicle Set on Sale June 30

2015 Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicle Set on Sale June 30

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   According to Lateefah Simms, Public Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Mint, the first Coin and Chronicle Set of 2015 (product code AX1)–featuring Harry S. Truman–will go on sale June 30. There will be a product limit of 17,000 and an order limit of five per household. As reported […]

Polish-American Numismatic Society Organizing 2015 Tour of Eastern Europe, Russia

Polish-American Numismatic Society Organizing 2015 Tour of Eastern Europe, Russia

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The Polish-American Numismatic Society (PANS) , based in Troy, Michigan, is currently organizing its 2015 “Numismatic Educational Tour of Hands Across The Borders” of Eastern Europe and Russia, set to depart September 9 and return to the United States on September 25. The tour will start in Poland […]

Coins, Other Contents of Boston Time Capsule Revealed (UPDATED MARCH 28)

Coins, Other Contents of Boston Time Capsule Revealed (UPDATED MARCH 28)

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   UPDATE: According to the Boston Museum of Fine Art’s Patrick McMahon, the time capsule will be reburied some time after April 2015. So if you get the chance or just happen to be in the area, check out the time capsule’s contents at the MFA before the exhibit ends […]

CCAC Design Recommendations for Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin, Mark Twain Commemorative, Among Others

CCAC Design Recommendations for Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin, Mark Twain Commemorative, Among Others

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   At its March 5 public meeting in conjunction with the ANA National Money Show in Portland, Oregon, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) made recommendations from the available design candidates for the Mark Twain commemorative coin program, the Rosebud Sioux Code Talker Congressional gold medal, the Monuments Men Recognition […]

CCAC Meeting Reveals How New Coin Design Process Works, Part 1: The Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

CCAC Meeting Reveals How New Coin Design Process Works, Part 1: The Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Who’s responsible for bad coin design? Not the CCAC, says CoinWeek Assistant Editor Hubert Walker in this three-part report and commentary. Last week I spent the most educational seven hours on the phone that I’ve ever sat through in my entire life. I learned a lot about contemporary coins, coin […]

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Pope Francis Commemoratives Mark Travels to Philippines, Sri Lanka

Pope Francis Commemoratives Mark Travels to Philippines, Sri Lanka

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Pope Francis I is currently on a tour of Southeast Asia, and a few nations are commemorating his travels with limited-edition coins. This includes Sri Lanka, where the pope adorns a 500-rupee silver piece, and the Philippines, where a special four-coin set will be released two at a time over […]

By January 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ANZAC Centenary Commemorative 1st Coin of 2015 for Royal Australian Mint

ANZAC Centenary Commemorative 1st Coin of 2015 for Royal Australian Mint

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On Thursday, January 1, the Royal Australian Mint in the capital city of Canberra introduced the first Australian coin of 2015, with the unveiling of a new AU$1 commemorating the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). The coin is part of the Official ANZAC Centenary Coin Program, which honors […]

Israel Recovers Ancient Coins Stolen from Site

Israel Recovers Ancient Coins Stolen from Site

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On December 31, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced that it had recovered over 800 ancient coins from the house of a Beit Shemesh man who confessed to looting items from a local archaeological site. The unidentified man, who is in his 50s, was apprehended by border police while on […]

 
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