Commemoratives

United States 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

United States 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

Description: Americans have long considered the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 as the birthday of the United States. And 1976 was a special year: the 200th anniversary, or bicentennial, of our nation’s founding. But Congress and the U.S. Mint were still leery of what they viewed as the abuses of […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 12, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for May 12, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 12, 2017 Current Events 1.) Indian Demonetization did not impede future black money flows: UN report The Indian government’s demonetisation measures did not impede future black money flows in new denominations, a UN report said on Monday. According to UN Economic and Social Survey of Asia […]

New US Commemorative Coin Proposals Honor Coast Guard, Christa McAuliffe

New US Commemorative Coin Proposals Honor Coast Guard, Christa McAuliffe

House version of COINS Act also introduced By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Four coin-related bills were introduced into Congress in the last few weeks, three of which would authorize the United States Mint to strike new commemorative coins for the year 2020. The first to be introduced was H.R. 2256–the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin […]

U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Coin Set on Sale May 17

U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Coin Set on Sale May 17

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set® (product code 17RJ) on May 17 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This year’s set consists of 20 coins—one folder of 10 coins from the Philadelphia Mint and one folder of 10 coins from the Denver Mint. Coins in […]

Modern US Coins – 2017 America the Beautiful Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Quarter

Modern US Coins – 2017 America the Beautiful Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456 (source: PDF), the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks […]

United States 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver $1 Coin

United States 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver $1 Coin

Description: The 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial commemorative silver dollar honors the 100th anniversary of the world’s largest service club. Founded in 1917 by Chicago businessman and philanthropist Melvin Jones, Lions Clubs International has more than 1.4 million members working together to help improve communities around the world. There are more than 46,000 associated clubs […]

U.S. Mint News: 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Design Contest Opens May 1

U.S. Mint News: 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Design Contest Opens May 1

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Starting Monday, May 1, the United States Mint will begin accepting entries to its design contest for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative coin program. Signed into law on December 16, 2016 by President Barack Obama, the act authorizes the Mint to mint a $5 gold Uncirculated coin, […]

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 […]

United States Mint Releases Next 2017 America the Beautiful 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin May 2

United States Mint Releases Next 2017 America the Beautiful 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin May 2

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin-Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (product code 17AK) on May 2 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse design depicts Frederick Douglass seated at a writing desk with his home in Washington, D.C., in the background. Inscriptions […]

2017 Frederick Douglass America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set Available April 24

2017 Frederick Douglass America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set Available April 24

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™–Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (product code 17AE) on April 24 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse design of each quarter depicts Frederick Douglass seated at a writing desk with his home in Washington, DC in the background. Inscriptions […]

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial Half Dollar Coin

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial Half Dollar Coin

Description: The United States Mint released three commemorative coins in 2017 that honor Boys Town, a non-profit child welfare organization headquartered in Nebraska. While the mission of Boys Town today is to help provide care for at-risk youth of all genders, the iconic youth organization was founded in 1917 as a refuge for wayward boys. […]

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial $5 Gold Coin

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial $5 Gold Coin

Description: The 2017 Boys Town commemorative $5 gold coin is one of three special United States Mint issues that honor the 100th anniversary of the famous Nebraska-based organization that provides care for at-risk youth. The non-profit organization was founded in 1917 by Father Edward Flanagan, who established Boys Town in Omaha as a home for […]

U.S. Mint 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set Available Today

U.S. Mint 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set Available Today

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set (product code 17AA) on April 10 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set contains 10 uncirculated quarters–five from the Philadelphia Mint and five from the Denver Mint–with reverse designs honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa), Frederick Douglass National […]

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial $1 Silver Coin

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial $1 Silver Coin

Description: The non-profit organization Boys Town, dedicated to helping at-risk youth and made famous by the 1938 movie of the same name, is commemorated on a clad half dollar, a silver dollar and a $5 gold coin celebrating the centennial of its founding in 1917. Established by Father Edward Flanagan, the charity’s main focus was […]

CoinWeek News Wire for March 31, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for March 31, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for March 31, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The 300-Year Quest to Make a Foolproof £1 Coin Sir Isaac Newton founded modern physics but struggled to make a coin that couldn’t be counterfeited… 2.) Spearfish woman made her mark at Denver Mint In 1981, Nora Walsh Hussey was appointed […]

New Commemorative Coin Proposals Celebrate 1st Infantry Centennial, National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

New Commemorative Coin Proposals Celebrate 1st Infantry Centennial, National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Two new commemorative coin bills have been introduced recently into the United States Congress: Army 1st Infantry Division Centennial The Duty First Act (H.R. 1582) was introduced by Representative Steve Russell (R-OK5) on March 16. The bill authorizes the Treasury Department (and, by extension, the Mint) to produce a […]

U.S. Mint Releases Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Quarter April 3

U.S. Mint Releases Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Quarter April 3

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for rolls and bags of America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in the District of Columbia starting on April 3 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin’s reverse design depicts Frederick Douglass seated at a writing desk with his home […]

2017 United States Mint Proof Set Available March 29

2017 United States Mint Proof Set Available March 29

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 United States Mint Proof Set (product code 17RG) on March 29 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This set includes the following coins with the “S” mintmark of the United States Mint at San Francisco: Five America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring Effigy Mounds […]

Sales Open Today for 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coins

Sales Open Today for 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coins

The United States Mint will open sales for product options in the 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Program today (March 9) at noon Eastern Time (ET). Product options and their prices are as follows: Products containing gold coins will be priced according to the Mint’s 2017 Pricing of Numismatic and Commemorative Gold and Platinum […]

Domed Commemorative Naismith Basketball Coin Bill Reintroduced to Congress

Domed Commemorative Naismith Basketball Coin Bill Reintroduced to Congress

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 1235), commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Basketball Hall of Fame, was reintroduced to the United States House of Representatives by Richard Neal (D-MA1) on February 27, 2017. Mr. Neal had introduced a previous version of the […]

Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set Available Feb. 27

Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set Available Feb. 27

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin SetTM – Effigy Mounds National Monument (product code 17AD) on February 27 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse design of each quarter in the set depicts an aerial view of mounds in the Marching Bear Group. Inscriptions are […]

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US Mint News – Gold Eagles, Proof Silver Eagle and Boys Town Centennial on Sale in March

US Mint News – Gold Eagles, Proof Silver Eagle and Boys Town Centennial on Sale in March

Boys Town Centennial commemorative coins available March 9, Mint Announces Pricing By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The United States Mint has announced its numismatic program for the month of March. The 2017 American Gold Eagle Proof coins go on sale starting March 2 This includes the one-ounce, half-ounce, quarter-ounce and one-tenth-ounce issues. A […]

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U.S. Mint Launches Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Quarter

U.S. Mint Launches Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Quarter

The United States Mint joined the National Park Service on Tuesday, February 7, to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa. The coin is the first of five America the Beautiful Quarters to be issued in 2017, and the 36th in the series. The coin’s reverse depicts […]

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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 […]

U.S. Mint Wins Krause Best Circulating, Most inspirational Coin Awards at Berlin World Money Fair

U.S. Mint Wins Krause Best Circulating, Most inspirational Coin Awards at Berlin World Money Fair

Two United States Mint coins recognized for design and artistic vision The United States recently earned top honors in two coin design categories at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. United States Mint officials accepted two Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards on behalf of the Nation. The U.S. won in the category of […]

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American Innovation $1 Coin Program Reintroduced to Congress

American Innovation $1 Coin Program Reintroduced to Congress

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On January 31, 2017, the American Innovation $1 Coin Act (H.R. 770) was reintroduced, this time to the 115th Congress of the United States of America. Once again, the chief sponsor of the bill is U.S. Representative James A. Himes (D-CT4). Co-sponsors currently include Representatives […]

Falling Commemorative Coin Mintages: Why It Happened and How to Profit

Falling Commemorative Coin Mintages: Why It Happened and How to Profit

By David Schwager for CoinWeek …..   Proof sets. Mint sets. Commemorative coins. Is there a bottom to the falling mintages of these U.S. Mint mainstays? New lows experienced by the 2016 National Park Service coins raise this question. And what should a profit-minded buyer do? When the United States modern commemorative period began in […]

United States 1999 Connecticut 50 State Quarter

United States 1999 Connecticut 50 State Quarter

Description: Between 1999 and 2008, the 50 State Quarters circulating commemorative coin program honored each state in the order in which it joined the Union. The series was authorized by Public Law 105-124 on December 1, 1997. Five quarters were released every year with a common obverse and different reverses representative of the states being […]

The $1,000 Kennedy Half Dollar Roll Search

The $1,000 Kennedy Half Dollar Roll Search

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   For the past seven years, I had longed for the opportunity to pore through a bank box of half dollars to look for old and valuable coins. I’ve heard and read the stories for years about fellow collectors who had found silver half dollars, Franklin and Walking Liberty […]

2017 U.S. Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set Available Jan. 5

2017 U.S. Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set Available Jan. 5

Sales will open for the 2017 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ (product code 17AP) on January 5 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The five proof-finish quarters in this set have reverse designs honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (IA), Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (DC), Ozark National Scenic Riverways (MO), Ellis Island […]

 
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