Medals and Tokens

Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz Wins Award for Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz Wins Award for Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The prolific Joel Iskowitz, a Master Designer at the United States Mint, is responsible for over 30 coins and over 16 medals since joining as part of the Artistic Infusion Program in 2005. And, as of May 22, his design for the 2016 Borinqueneers 65th Infantry Regiment Congressional Gold […]

Damaged Rio Olympics Medals Soil Athletes’ Memories of 2016

Damaged Rio Olympics Medals Soil Athletes’ Memories of 2016

About 130 medals rusted, spotted or falling apart By CoinWeek News Staff ….   A lot was made last year of the failure of host country Brazil to properly prepare for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The water in the swimming pool was green. The Olympic village had weird plumbing issues and […]

CoinWeek Podcast #67: Will a Major Score End My Coin Collecting Rut? – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #67: Will a Major Score End My Coin Collecting Rut? – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #67: Will a Major Score End My Coin Collecting Rut? – Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan: A few weeks ago I found myself in a collecting rut. I hadn’t picked up a new coin […]

Dix Noonan Webb: Soviet Air Ace Medals & Decorations Earn £144,000

Dix Noonan Webb: Soviet Air Ace Medals & Decorations Earn £144,000

By Dix Noonan Webb ……   A magnificent group of 44 decorations and medals awarded to one of the Soviet Union’s greatest fighter aces of the Second World War attracted fierce competition from Russians at Dix Noonan Webb on 11 May 2017 selling for £144,000 (about $185,760 USD) including buyers’ commission (£120,000/$154,800 hammer price). Would-be […]

United States Mint Announcement: 2017-P American Liberty Silver Medal Set for June 14 Release

United States Mint Announcement: 2017-P American Liberty Silver Medal Set for June 14 Release

American Gold, Silver Eagle 1 oz Uncirculated Coins, among others, also receive release dates as the United States Mint announces June product schedule By CoinWeek News Staff ….   UPDATE, 5-22-2017: The United States Mint’s online catalog originally listed the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary High Relief Silver Medal as being produced at the West […]

NGC Registry Set News: From Monkeys and Quetzals to Francs and Shillings

NGC Registry Set News: From Monkeys and Quetzals to Francs and Shillings

New NGC Registry sets this month include China, Gabon, Great Britain, US Cents and more This month, the NGC Registry offers a variety of new coin collecting choices for your enjoyment. From Lincoln cents in the US to Silver $10 in remote Palau, there is something new for everyone. We have a wide variety of […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 5, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for May 5, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 5, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Krugerrand: Half a century as a store of value The renowned Krugerrand – dubbed the world’s first, most successful and widely-traded gold bullion coin – this year celebrates 50 years since its first minting. It was mainly created to add […]

New Additions to Atlas Numismatics Inventory of Ancient, World Coins – April

New Additions to Atlas Numismatics Inventory of Ancient, World Coins – April

By Atlas Numismatics ……   Tokyo Bound We will be attending the Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC). 来週、T.I.C.C.に東京お楽しみに会います。Please note that we will only be able to carry a portion of the inventory available on our website; if you would like us to include any specific items for your examination at the shows please contact us […]

A Brief Survey of Medals Available from the U.S. Mint

A Brief Survey of Medals Available from the U.S. Mint

The United States Mint is the nation’s coin factory, but almost from the beginning it has made medals to honor important people and events By David Schwager for CoinWeek …..   Although medals might seem like a sideline, the U.S. Mint website lists about 100 types for sale, with enough variety to prompt the buyer’s […]

Kolbe & Fanning Introduce Medal and Exonumia Catalogue

Kolbe & Fanning Introduce Medal and Exonumia Catalogue

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have released our first catalogue devoted to numismatic exonumia: tokens, medals, badges, scrip and related items that pertain in some way to the coin collecting field. Examples include tokens issued by coin dealers or collectors, medals depicting prominent collectors or scholars, badges produced for coin shows, “Good For” tokens or […]

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 […]

Modern US Coins – CCAC to Discuss American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin March 15

Modern US Coins – CCAC to Discuss American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin March 15

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for March 15, 2017. Date: March 15, 2017. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST Location: Conference Room A&B, United States Mint, 801 9th Street NW., Washington, DC 20220. Interested members of […]

U.S. Mint Opens Sales for Bronze Medal Honoring Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

U.S. Mint Opens Sales for Bronze Medal Honoring Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

The United States Mint has opened sales for the bronze medal honoring Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew. Struck at the United States Mint at Philadelphia, the three-inch bronze medal (Product Code 17MA) is priced at $39.95 USD. The obverse, designed and engraved by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart, features a portrait of Jacob J. […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 20, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for January 20, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 20, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Yesterday Today with Alan McRae THIS week’s image is one of the Commonwealth Government’s first issue of bank notes, known as “superscribed notes”. With Federation in 1901, the new Commonwealth Government was empowered under the new Commonwealth Constitution to legislate for its […]

President Obama Receives Bronze Medals Emblematic of Each Term in Office

President Obama Receives Bronze Medals Emblematic of Each Term in Office

Treasury and Mint Leaders Present Official Medals at Oval Office Ceremony On January 17, President Barack Obama received official bronze medals depicting each of his two terms in office. During a brief ceremony in the Oval Office, Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew, Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin and U.S. Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett […]

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They Also Ran: Campaign Medals of Forgotten Candidates

They Also Ran: Campaign Medals of Forgotten Candidates

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….   The continuous drumbeat of politics throughout the United States in 2015-2016 should have directed collectors to one of numismatics’ most neglected areas, America’s rich heritage of political medalets that recall the drama of vanished Presidential campaigns. Medalets of successful contenders are fascinating bits of Americana, but issues […]

Medal Highlights of Heritage Auctions’ FUN Offering

Medal Highlights of Heritage Auctions’ FUN Offering

Important, historic medals from the colonial era to present day will be prominently featured in Heritage Auctions’ January 4-9 FUN US Coins Auction in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Dupré-Designed Bronze Made in Honor of Benjamin Franklin’s 80th Birthday A bronze medal from the Colonial Era depicting Benjamin Franklin will be among the featured items. First struck […]

CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The medal detective Few things mean as much to soldiers as their medals. But if the medals get lost, how do they find their way home? That’s where Major Zachariah Fike comes in… 2.) All India coin in India-1940-1965 3.) Falkirk’s […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 23, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 23, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 23, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Q&A: James Halperin How did a pair of college dropouts who were business rivals come together to form what is now the third largest US-auction house with annual sales in excess of $860,000? Our merger occurred in 1982 when the coin […]

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Spink – Where Cleopatra Meets the Olympians: The Susquehanna and Dr. Allam Collections

Spink – Where Cleopatra Meets the Olympians: The Susquehanna and Dr. Allam Collections

Spink is delighted to announce the sale of Islamic and Foreign Coins: The Susquehanna Collection and the Dr. Allam Collection which will be held on January 15 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel during the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). A sale packed with choice rarities from a particularly exotic corner of the globe. This […]

By December 22, 20160 Comments Read More →
Spink: A Selection of Fine World Coins, Medals at NYINC

Spink: A Selection of Fine World Coins, Medals at NYINC

As we have just finished celebrating Spink’s 350th anniversary in 2016, we look forward to 2017 and all it has to bring. We also wish our clients another fun and successful year of collecting! We dedicate to them three NYINC auctions which will take place on January 13 and 15 at the Waldorf Astoria in […]

By December 20, 20160 Comments Read More →
Queen Matilda, Platinum Eagle Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2016

Queen Matilda, Platinum Eagle Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2016

By CoinWeek …..   2016 may go down as one of the most captivating years for coin design in recent memory as Mints large and small combined to produce hundreds of designs for circulating and non-circulating coins. In a highly competitive vote, France’s one-ounce .999 gold Queen Matilda 200 euro coin has been named CoinWeek’s […]

By December 14, 20160 Comments Read More →
Ring in the New Year with the 2017 Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction

Ring in the New Year with the 2017 Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to share details of their forthcoming Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins, held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 12-14 2017 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in vibrant Midtown Manhattan in New […]

CoinWeek Podcast #48: Ron Landis and the Return of the Hobo Nickel

CoinWeek Podcast #48: Ron Landis and the Return of the Hobo Nickel

CoinWeek Podcast #48: Ron Landis and the Return of the Hobo Nickel Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. This week on the CoinWeek Podcast, we talk hobo nickels with master engraver Ron Landis. Landis was a pioneer of the new school of […]

By November 29, 20160 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Q&A: Erik Goldstein Erik J. Goldstein is the senior curator of mechanical arts and numismatics at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and has been in this position since 2002. A student of military history and numismatics, he has lectured widely and instructs a […]

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Bernard von NotHaus “Trump Dollar” Coin Production Halted + CoinWeek Exclusive Video 4K

Bernard von NotHaus “Trump Dollar” Coin Production Halted + CoinWeek Exclusive Video 4K

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Following the historic election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States, would you expect to see “The Donald” appear on a coin? Bernard von Nothaus, the notorious creator of the “Liberty Dollar®”, is way ahead of you! Trump Dollar Coin? It’s worth […]

US Coins Surpass $6.5 Million at Stack’s Bowers 2016 Whitman Baltimore Auction

US Coins Surpass $6.5 Million at Stack’s Bowers 2016 Whitman Baltimore Auction

Nostalgia for young America was demonstrated throughout the sessions of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the November 2016 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, where colonial and classic issues claimed the spotlight at the Baltimore Convention Center. The United States coins portion of the sale saw strong results, surpassing $6.5 million in total prices […]

Gadoury Auction of World Gold Coins Set for Monaco Dec. 3, 2016

Gadoury Auction of World Gold Coins Set for Monaco Dec. 3, 2016

Gold: from Ancient Times to the Present Day – featuring almost 100 $20 Liberty Head US Gold coins including many from Carson City. In the upcoming Gadoury Auction on December 3, 2016 a large collection of world gold coins will be auctioned off. Thematically, the spectrum ranges from Republican aurei to an almost complete series […]

CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The priceless legacy of P.L. Gupta We owe a great debt to coin collector P.L. Gupta, whose career continues to shape the study of the monetary and numismatic history of India… 2.) A Brief History of the Racketeer Nickel [T]he Deadwood nickel is […]

By November 18, 20160 Comments Read More →
CCAC Announces Public Meeting for November 17, 2016

CCAC Announces Public Meeting for November 17, 2016

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for November 17, 2016. Date: November 17, 2016. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Location: This meeting will occur via teleconference. Interested members of the public may dial in to listen to […]

By November 16, 20160 Comments Read More →
 
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