Commemoratives Coins

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part V

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part V

By David Provost for CoinWeek… Previous installments of this article can be found here: Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV.   The House Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and Coinage held its final hearings session for the Los Angeles Olympic coinage on Wednesday, May 12, 1982. As he had done in previous sessions, Chairman […]

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Grades Special Release 2015 U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Coins

NGC Grades Special Release 2015 U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Coins

NGC offers collectors a first look at three of 2015’s U.S. Commemorative coins… Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded two sets of 2015 US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary commemorative coins released for a celebration ceremony on September 24, 2014. This is believed to be the first time the US Mint has issued coins during a […]

Tuvalu and the Perth Mint: World Coins from an Island Nation

Tuvalu and the Perth Mint: World Coins from an Island Nation

by Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale At first glance, it seems strange that a country like Tuvalu issues world-class commemorative and bullion coins. The big names (China, Canada, the United States, etc.) tend to be big countries, or at least have “big” histories (the United Kingdom, for one). Yet Tuvalu–one of the smallest countries […]

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part IV

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part IV

By David Provost for CoinWeek…. Previous installments of this article can be found here: Part I, Part II, Part III. The third session of the House hearings on the proposed commemorative coins for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games featured US Treasurer Angela Buchanan as the primary witness. She dealt a blow to Frank Annunzio’s (D-IL) efforts […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: FAO Coins International Catalog (English Edition 2013)

First Read: FAO Coins International Catalog (English Edition 2013)

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Review by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… FAO Coins International Catalog. English Edition 2013, by Atilio Armiento   Italian collector Atilio Armiento has published a fantastic resource for collectors of F.A.O. coins entitled FAO Coins International Catalog. The […]

Equatorial Guinea Gold Coin Honors Fernão do Pó

Equatorial Guinea Gold Coin Honors Fernão do Pó

It’s a truly memorable event for collectors of African coins: after a long period of dis-continuation, the West African Republic of Equatorial Guinea is finally issuing a new commemorative coin at the end of September. Designed by the Liechtenstein company Coin Invest Trust, the coin commemorates Portuguese navigator Fernão do Pó, who started the colonisation […]

By September 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Fall of the Berlin Wall Silver Coin Issued by the Republic of Palau

Fall of the Berlin Wall Silver Coin Issued by the Republic of Palau

The Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 marked the beginning of the German Reunification. The decisive factor enabling the reunification was the support of the Soviet Union’s head of state. 25 years later, the historic event is remembered on this Palauan coin. It’s been designed by Coin Invest Trust with brand new 3D laser […]

By September 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part III

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part III

By David Provost for CoinWeek…. Parts I and II of this article can be found here: Part I and Part II.   The original bill calling for commemorative coins to support the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games was introduced by Senator Alan Cranston (D-CA) on May 20, 1981. S1230 called for a massive 29-coin program that was […]

By September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
All Star Line Up For Autographed PCGS Baseball HOF Coin Inserts

All Star Line Up For Autographed PCGS Baseball HOF Coin Inserts

As the race to the playoffs and World Series attracts attention, many baseball fans are also excited about an increasingly popular way to collect Hall of Fame players’ autographs. Thirty-one players enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum now have signed insert labels for PCGS-certified 2014 Hall of Fame gold, silver and […]

By September 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Central Bank of Ireland Issues Commemorative Coin in Honor of Submarine Inventor John Philip Holland

Central Bank of Ireland Issues Commemorative Coin in Honor of Submarine Inventor John Philip Holland

The Central Bank of Ireland will launch today (1 September 2014) a €15 limited edition Silver Proof collector coin to commemorate John Philip Holland [1841 - 1914], the Irish born inventor of the modern submarine. Speaking at the launch at the Marine Institute, Oranmore, Galway, Central Bank Director of Currency and Facilities Management, Paul Molumby […]

By September 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Australian Premier Unveils Perth Mint’s ANZAC Spirit Coin Series

Australian Premier Unveils Perth Mint’s ANZAC Spirit Coin Series

ANZAC Spirit Coin Series Released by Perth Mint… The Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Colin Barnett MLA visited the Western Australian War Memorial today to pay tribute to our Nation’s servicemen and women by unveiling The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series crafted by The Perth Mint. Issued 100 years after Britain declared war on […]

By August 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Important New Norse-American Copper Die Trial Recently Discovered

Important New Norse-American Copper Die Trial Recently Discovered

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – www.MFrarecoins.com A new example of a very rare copper die trial of the Norse-American commemorative struck at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia has recently been discovered by a Midwest coin shop. It’s only the second Norse die trial known in copper. An unconfirmed piece with an unknown metal composition […]

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Round-Up for August

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Round-Up for August

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. It’s been a busy summer for modern coin releases from major world mints, and the fall will bring even more new coins that will be dominated by the 2015 Year of the Goat program.  Here are some of the more significant new coins:   Orion takes flight One of the […]

If you Plan to Buy a Gold Kennedy Coin at the World’s Fair of Money, You’ll Want to Read This…

If you Plan to Buy a Gold Kennedy Coin at the World’s Fair of Money, You’ll Want to Read This…

The American Numismatic Association today announces the following public-safety procedures for collectors who wish to buy a Gold Kennedy Coin at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money, to be held in Rosemont, Illinois, on Aug. 5-9. The U.S. Mint previously announced that 500 Kennedy coins per day will be sold at the show, and in […]

U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin Program Unveiling (Photo Gallery)

U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin Program Unveiling (Photo Gallery)

The United States Mint has provided CoinWeek with the  following images taken Wednesday, July 23rd at the unveiling of the U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin Program. In attendance, Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Marshals Service Director Stacia Hylton, and U.S. Mint Deputy Director Richard Peterson. The 2015 U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin Program will feature three coins: a gold […]

By July 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Designs Selected for 2015 Marshals Commemorative Coin Program

Designs Selected for 2015 Marshals Commemorative Coin Program

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications has forwarded to CoinWeek images of the designs selected for the 2015 U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin Program. The final designs were approved by Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Sarah Bloom Raskin after consultation with the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA), the Director of the United States […]

By July 23, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint’s “Back from the Dead” Series Returns with “Tertiary Period” Silver Coin

Austrian Mint’s “Back from the Dead” Series Returns with “Tertiary Period” Silver Coin

Tertiary Period Silver Coin is the series’ fourth installment…. On September 10, the Austrian Mint will issue the fourth coin in its popular “Back from the Dead” dinosaur coin series, accompanied with a new and improved augmented reality app. The first two coins of the series moved from “Life in the Water”, to “Life in the […]

The Royal Mint Unveils New First World War Commemorative  £20 Coin

The Royal Mint Unveils New First World War Commemorative £20 Coin

The Royal Mint’s second United Kingdom £20 coin commemorates outbreak of the First World War The Royal Mint has unveiled the theme of its second United Kingdom £20 coin – remembering those who answered the call to arms at the outbreak of the First World War a century ago. The design depicts the figure of […]

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 Los Angeles Olympics Coins – Part II

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 Los Angeles Olympics Coins – Part II

By David Provost for CoinWeek….. Author’s note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser known information about the US commemorative coins series derived from my original research in the records of Congress and/or the reports and correspondence of the individual coin sponsors. The information presented will not simply be a reworking of the […]

Whitman Expo – Baltimore Show Report, Part 2

Whitman Expo – Baltimore Show Report, Part 2

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. The second day of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo was so busy that it took me halfway through Saturday to coalesce all of my notes and gather my thoughts. For a supposedly “small” summer show, a lot happened on the second day. Here’s a rundown of the topics […]

New Zealand Mint Releases Donald Duck Collector Coins

New Zealand Mint Releases Donald Duck Collector Coins

OH BOY, OH BOY, OH BOY: Donald Duck Collector Coins in Gold and Silver…. A new Donald Duck commemorative coin represents big news for Disney fans, young and old. One of the world’s most beloved animated characters, Donald Duck, is set to celebrate his 80th anniversary this year, and to commemorate the occasion, New Zealand […]

By June 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Gold Kennedy Half Dollar to be Sold at ANA Show August 5-8

The Coin Analyst: Gold Kennedy Half Dollar to be Sold at ANA Show August 5-8

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek At the ANA World’s Fair of Money held last August in Rosement, Illinois the U.S. Mint sold the 2013-W Buffalo reverse proof gold coin to show attendees not long after releasing the coin through normal Mint sales channels. Buyers had to wait in line for many hours both of the […]

The Coin Analyst: The Growing Popularity of Cup-Shaped Coins

The Coin Analyst: The Growing Popularity of Cup-Shaped Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. What is it about curved, or cup-shaped coins, that appeals so much to collectors? Various world mints have increasingly explored issuing coins in unusual shapes such as cylinders, cubes, squares, and so forth, but none of those shapes have been as successful as the convex/concave combination. In part it is […]

The Royal Mint celebrates Prince George’s birthday with a special £5 coin

The Royal Mint celebrates Prince George’s birthday with a special £5 coin

Prince George of Cambridge one year on – The Royal Mint celebrates with the nation The Royal Mint has announced that it will strike an official United Kingdom 925 sterling silver £5 coin bearing a seldom-seen heraldic Royal Arms design in honour of the first birthday of His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge. The […]

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part I

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part I

By David Provost for CoinWeek….. Author’s note: My intention for this series of “stories” is to present lesser known information about the US commemorative coins series derived from my original research in the records of Congress and/or the reports and correspondence of the individual coin sponsors. The information presented will not simply be a reworking of the […]

The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint’s Launch of Poseidon Coin Frustrates Buyers

The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint’s Launch of Poseidon Coin Frustrates Buyers

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek Once again a limited-edition, high-demand modern coins’ release resulted in web site problems and frustration for many buyers, which then produced a chorus of criticism aimed at the issuing Mint that was accused of catering too much to dealers. But this was not a U.S. Mint release of a hot […]

The Royal Mint Launches World War I UK Coin Series

The Royal Mint Launches World War I UK Coin Series

The Royal Mint’s World War I Coin Series commemorates the First World War, and the journey from outbreak to armistice… As the world prepares to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, The Royal Mint has begun a programme of commemoration that will continue over the next five years, telling the […]

Three New Commemorative Coins from Hungary Released

Three New Commemorative Coins from Hungary Released

Three new commemorative coins from Hungary highlight National Bank, influential composer, and famous architect… The three commemorative coins announced recently by the National Bank of Hungary are the inaugural representatives of its new issuing policy in which each 10,000 forint proof silver coin is joined by a copper-nickel 2,000 uncirculated version with an identical design. […]

Royal Mint to Release D-Day 70th Anniversary Coin

Royal Mint to Release D-Day 70th Anniversary Coin

The Royal Mint commemorates the 70th Anniversary of D-Day landings… The Royal Mint is to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day with a specially commissioned official £5 crown for Alderney imagining a poignant moment from 6 June 1944 when the campaign to liberate France began. The design, by Royal Mint engraver Lee R. Jones, portrays […]

The Annotated 2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Design Candidates

The Annotated 2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Design Candidates

from the CoinWeek news desk…. Michael White of the United States Mint Office of Corporate Communications forwarded CoinWeek an annotated list of candidate designs for the 2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Dollar. This commemorative coin program was authorized by Public Law 112-209 and signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 18, 2012. The Act […]

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