Commemoratives Coins

Commemorative Coin Stories: 1982 George Washington Half Dollar

Commemorative Coin Stories: 1982 George Washington Half Dollar

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 […]

The Coin Analyst: CCAC’s Gary Marks Calls for “Coin Designs that Reflect Our Time”

The Coin Analyst: CCAC’s Gary Marks Calls for “Coin Designs that Reflect Our Time”

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek I recently spoke with Gary Marks, Chairman of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission,  about his involvement with coins, last week’s meeting on the silver eagle reverse design, the committee’s approach to balancing modern and classic coin designs, and related issues. Mr. Marks has worked as a city manager for decades […]

The Royal Mint Unveils 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 Coin

The Royal Mint Unveils 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 Coin

The Royal Mint has revealed precious metal variants of the 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 coin. Queen Anne’s reign is one of great interest to many collectors, as it gave rise to a number of numismatic treasures that were struck by The Royal Mint. This period of classic elegance has been recalled […]

Commemorative Stories: The 1892-93 Columbian Half Dollars

Commemorative Stories: The 1892-93 Columbian Half Dollars

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 […]

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Baseball Commemorative Coins Market Q & A

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Baseball Commemorative Coins Market Q & A

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……….. 1. How much are the 2014 Baseball Commemorative Coins graded at the Baltimore Whitman Expo last week selling for? Will these coins hold their premiums? In the first few days after the Baltimore Whitman expo, coins with special show labels (“Opening Day Releases” for NGC and “First Pitch Baltimore” […]

2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives: I Bought a Modern Coin…and I Liked it.

2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives: I Bought a Modern Coin…and I Liked it.

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Those of you who know my numismatic taste knows that it tends to run to coins dated 1890 and earlier, and coins which are truly rare. I have mostly avoided the modern coin market for a variety of reasons but one stands out: I generally don’t like the designs of […]

The Coin Analyst: The Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Launch Part II- Lessons for the Future

The Coin Analyst: The Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Launch Part II- Lessons for the Future

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……….. The success or failure of any commemorative coin program is a function of three main factors: the appeal of the design the extent to which the theme depicted resonates with buyers the promotion the coin receives from the Mint and outside organizations The 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Series is […]

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Launch a Great Success for Mint but Frustrating for Many Buyers

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Launch a Great Success for Mint but Frustrating for Many Buyers

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……….. March 27, when sales of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coin series began, will be remembered as an exciting but for many collectors frustrating day when the U.S. Mint had its most successful commemorative coin launch in decades. In somewhere between 6 and 8 hours, depending on which source is […]

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Coins Launching March 27th and ATB Coins on the Way

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Coins Launching March 27th and ATB Coins on the Way

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……….. BHOF Commemorative Series The most widely anticipated U.S. commemorative coin series in decades will be launched on Thursday, March 27. I expect there to be a feeding frenzy for the 75th anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame coins that will put a lot of stress on the Mint’s web site, though […]

CCAC Releases United States Marshals Commemorative Coin Program Design Candidates

CCAC Releases United States Marshals Commemorative Coin Program Design Candidates

The United States Mint has released the following candidate design images for the 2015 225th Anniversary of the United States Marshals Commemorative Coin Program. The program, authorized by Public Law 112-104, directs the Secretary of the Treasury to mint $5 gold coins, silver dollars, and clad half dollars to honor “225 years of exemplary and […]

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Proof Coins Unveiled

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Proof Coins Unveiled

The Royal Mint has revealed precious metal variants of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Proof Coins following the successful launch of the Brilliant Uncirculated coin set earlier this year. The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will see thousands of athletes competing in 17 sports from hockey to lawn bowls across 11 days in the city of […]

The Coin Analyst: New Mint Survey on JFK Commemorative Coins Includes Possible Gold Half Dollar

The Coin Analyst: New Mint Survey on JFK Commemorative Coins Includes Possible Gold Half Dollar

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy half dollar, and the Mint has plans to issue special coins and sets to honor the occasion.  This is an important anniversary for collectors of American coins because of the longstanding popularity of the JFK halves.  President Kennedy is […]

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Commemorative Coins: Cassie McFarland’s Glove Design a Perfect Fit

Commemorative Coins: Cassie McFarland’s Glove Design a Perfect Fit

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ……….. There’s something about an old ball glove. That’s the sentiment behind San Luis Obispo, California-based artist Cassie McFarland’s last-minute entry in the Mint’s baseball coin design competition, held earlier this year. Her winning design, entitled “A Hand Full of Gold”, will serve as the common obverse […]

Going Beyond Commemorative Coins On eBay

Going Beyond Commemorative Coins On eBay

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… The U.S. Mint has issued commemorative coins tied to the 1892-93 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (often referred to as the St. Louis Worlds’s Fair) and the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. Why wouldn’t numismatists pursue these historic pieces? A look at current values provides a big reality […]

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Spotlight on So-Called Dollars

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …… What is a So-Called Dollar? It is said that New York coin dealer Thomas Elder first coined the term “So-Called Dollar” to describe a medal sold at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition – an event better known as the St. Louis World’s Fair. Coin-like souvenirs such […]

ANA members urged to support World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act

ANA members urged to support World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act

On June 13, 2013, Congressmen Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado, introduced The World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act.  The American Numismatic Association has officially endorsed this bipartisan bill and is calling on members to take action in contacting their Congressional representatives to sponsor the bill. “I’m glad that the ANA has gotten behind this […]

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The Panama Canal and Pan-Pacific International Exposition  Centennial Act Commemorative Coins Program

The Panama Canal and Pan-Pacific International Exposition Centennial Act Commemorative Coins Program

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday to create an exciting new commemorative coins program to celebrate the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and the engineering feat that created the Panama Canal a century earlier.  Joining Ms. Pelosi in supporting the Panama Canal and Pan-Pacific Exhibition Centennial […]

Modern Coin Collecting: A Commemorative “Key-Date” MS-69 Short Set

Modern Coin Collecting: A Commemorative “Key-Date” MS-69 Short Set

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …….. Today we’ll talk about the modern commemorative “key date” MS-69 short set – a set comprised of the four most expensive half dollars in MS-69 condition. In the coin market, the health of key coins can dictate the growth potential of more common dates. By looking […]

The Great Ships of American Coinage

The Great Ships of American Coinage

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …… Dedicated to the memory of Chief Petty Officer Virgil Pattin, USN (retired) Outside of the eagle, Lady Liberty and allegorical Native American motifs, no symbol is used on American coins as prolifically as ships. The story of this country – indeed, the story of the New […]

The Coin Analyst: American Liberty Circulating Commemorative Proposal Aims to Revitalize Modern American Coinage

The Coin Analyst: American Liberty Circulating Commemorative Proposal Aims to Revitalize Modern American Coinage

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… If there is one idea for improving American coin designs that appears to command a broad consensus among collectors of American coins, it is that the U.S. should mint more coins with images of Liberty on them. That is a recurring them in recommendations from collectors that appear in online forums and elsewhere. […]

Booker T. on the Tarmac: A story about First Coinvestors

Booker T. on the Tarmac: A story about First Coinvestors

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ………. Anthony Swiatek and Walter Breen’s The Encyclopedia of United States Silver & Gold Commemorative Coins: 1892-1954 has always been one of my favorite books. Sure, the topic’s been done better, most recently by Swiatek himself. And yes, the book is hopelessly optimistic about what was then the future […]

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A MODERN COMMEM WITH A BRIGHT FUTURE

A MODERN COMMEM WITH A BRIGHT FUTURE

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek.com  ………. Even those who claim to be purist collectors want to buy coins that will grow in value. Predicting tomorrow’s winners is a popular topic in numismatic circles, and the choices are usually based on the logical reason of underappreciated rarity and the educated guess of projecting current trends. How […]

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The Commemorative Coins of the 112th Congress

The Commemorative Coins of the 112th Congress

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker  for CoinWeek  ……. With so many important issues facing the country, it’s almost a tad impolitic to analyze and discuss Congressional proposals for commemorative coinage. But Hubert and I look back at another period in American numismatic history – the “great commemorative coin boom” of the 1930s – and […]

Brock by Brock – Commemorative Silver & Gold medallions of Major General Sir Isaac Brock

Brock by Brock – Commemorative Silver & Gold medallions of Major General Sir Isaac Brock

The first ever Commemorative Silver & Gold medallions celebrating the life and legacy of Major General Sir Isaac Brock will be available for a limited period The Guernsey Mint & Bullion Company this week minted the first ever one troy ounce 999.9 fine silver medallion commemorating the bicentenary of the death of Major General Sir […]

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The Coin Analyst: New Legislation Aims to Change U.S. Commemorative Coin Program

The Coin Analyst: New Legislation Aims to Change U.S. Commemorative Coin Program

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… On September 21 legislation was introduced by Republican members of congress that could have a major impact on U.S. commemorative coin programs. If passed and ultimately enacted into law, such legislation would require that any funds raised by such coins beyond the cost to recoup production expenses would go […]

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Australian Birds Take Flight on Perth Mint Coins

Australian Birds Take Flight on Perth Mint Coins

Western Australia’s rare Red-tailed Black Cockatoo is the first bird to fly onto The Perth Mint’s magnificent new Birds of Australia coin series. Unveiled in Perth today by The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi and the Western Australian Museum’s Curator of Ornithology Ron Johnstone, the latest collector program will be a welcomed theme on Australian […]

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 100th Grey Cup With One-Dollar Circulation Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 100th Grey Cup With One-Dollar Circulation Coin

TORONTO, ONTARIO – August 27, 2012 – A new one-dollar coin commemorating the 100th Grey Cup, Canada’s single biggest annual sporting event, was unveiled today by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for the Royal Canadian Mint. “This new circulation coin immortalizes an important milestone in Canada’s sports history and our […]

Perth Mint Celebrates 40 Years of Austraila-China Relations

Perth Mint Celebrates 40 Years of Austraila-China Relations

As Australia’s specialist precious metals mint, The Perth Mint is proud to release a commemorative coin celebrating the 40th anniversary of friendship between the Commonwealth of Australia and the People’s Republic of China. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality, the coin’s reverse portrays the animal emblem of each nation, the Kangaroo […]

African-Americans on US Coins: Circulating Coins (Part 3)

African-Americans on US Coins: Circulating Coins (Part 3)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. In the past two articles, Hubert and I have catalogued the history of African-American representation on U.S. commemorative coins. But commemorative coinage is a niche product of the Mint and has rarely been widely distributed. Today, very few people outside of the numismatic community are even […]

Legislation Introduced to Create the 2015 Panama-Pacific International Exposition and Panama Canal Commemorative Coins Program

Legislation Introduced to Create the 2015 Panama-Pacific International Exposition and Panama Canal Commemorative Coins Program

(Tiburon, CA – August 8, 2012) – Last week, legislation was introduced in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives to create an exciting new commemorative coins program to celebrate the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and the engineering feat that created the Panama Canal a century earlier. The Panama-Pacific International Exposition […]

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