Commemoratives Coins

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 […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Update

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Update

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek   The U.S. Mint Comments on the Matter of Baseball Hall of Fame Coin Shipping Delays   LG- “As best I can tell orders placed during the first 30-60 minutes online have shipped, and the rest are waiting to be shipped.  I was told there is a computer glitch with the system […]

Baseball Hall of Famer “Goose” Gossage Visits Denver Mint

Baseball Hall of Famer “Goose” Gossage Visits Denver Mint

Baseball Hall of Famer “Goose” Gossage Visits Denver Mint…. Hall of Fame Pitcher Richard “Goose” Gossage stopped by the Denver Mint on May 13 to promote the wildly popular Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program. Gossage, a Colorado Springs resident, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008. A nine-time All Star, […]

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Hall of Fame Signature Labels

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Hall of Fame Signature Labels

Third party grading services offer real and replica signature inserts for 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Coins. Do they add lasting value? By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….. One aspect of the much-discussed 2014 baseball commemorative coins that has not received very much attention yet is the special labels from PCGS and NGC that are signed by Hall […]

Fall of Berlin Wall Coin Issued by Austrian Mint

Fall of Berlin Wall Coin Issued by Austrian Mint

Fall of Berlin Wall Coin commemorates to a pivotal point in European history.   June 25, 2014 marks a significant milestone in global history as it was 25 years ago that the Berlin Wall began to crumble. The Austrian Mint is celebrating this momentous event with a silver coin that is being issued today. Mint engraver […]

New Royal Canadian Mint Catalog Released

New Royal Canadian Mint Catalog Released

New Royal Canadian Mint coins are preserving ever more chapters in Canadian history as the Mint announces its latest collector products. These include fine silver and pure gold coins celebrating the 75th anniversary of the first Royal visit to Canada, as well as a pair of haunting colour portraits, on silver coins, of the R.M.S. […]

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Prices Move Higher

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Prices Move Higher

The Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program continues to perform well in the secondary market. Will this trend continue? By Louis Golino for CoinWeek Modern commemorative coins from the U.S. Mint frequently drop in price after initial interest in the coins fades.  When early prices for 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame coins sold and graded […]

Cup-Shaped FIFA World Cup Coins Offered by Monnaie de Paris

Cup-Shaped FIFA World Cup Coins Offered by Monnaie de Paris

The Monnaie de Paris debuts FIFA World Cup Coins…. The U.S. Mint’s National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program is heading towards a sell out. Now, France’s Monnaie de Paris has stepped up to offer another high profile sports commemorative, this one celebrating the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Football World Cup™ or FIFA […]

Central Bank of Ireland issues Battle of Clontarf coin

Central Bank of Ireland issues Battle of Clontarf coin

The Central Bank of Ireland will launch today (30 April 2014) a €20 limited edition Gold Proof collector coin to mark the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf. The Battle of Clontarf coin features a carved portrayal of High King of Ireland Brian Ború and the words ‘Clontarf 1014’. As with all circulating and […]

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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 […]

By March 14, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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