Commemoratives Coins

A Bumper Year for Coin Collectors

A Bumper Year for Coin Collectors

By Carlos Rabanillo – Collector Submission This year looks set to be a great year for coin collectors to add some valuable and collectable silver coins to their hoard.  For those new to collecting coins and starting their first collection, 2012 offers a number of opportunities to buy silver coins that won’t come around again […]

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Michele Coiron on Promoting Sales of the Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Michele Coiron on Promoting Sales of the Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Michele Coiron is director of sales for the fund-raising affiliate of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, known as Star-Spangled 200, Inc. She recently spoke with me about her efforts to promote sales of the U.S. Mint’s commemorative coins that honor the Star-Spangled Banner. Those coins include a well-received […]

The 2011 Army Half Dollar Reconsidered

The 2011 Army Half Dollar Reconsidered

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek The 2011 U.S. Army half dollar has been selling for a significant premium in 2012, despite the fact that it is a coin virtually nobody wanted to buy last year. The budget-priced item features an army surveyor and two soldiers carrying sandbags on the obverse, and a […]

The Coin Analyst: ANA’s Rod Gillis Asks Members to Support World War I Veterans Commemorative Coin

The Coin Analyst: ANA’s Rod Gillis Asks Members to Support World War I Veterans Commemorative Coin

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The U.S. Mint has issued many commemorative coins over the year that have military themes on them. In the past year, for example, we have seen the issuance of coins honoring the Army, Medal of Honor recipients, Infantry soldiers, and the writing of the Star Spangled Banner at the end […]

The Coin Analyst: The U.S. Mint’s Spring 2012 Coin Program

The Coin Analyst: The U.S. Mint’s Spring 2012 Coin Program

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek In the past couple of weeks the U.S. Mint has finally started to put some bones on its upcoming product release schedule after a couple of months of leaving collectors largely in the dark about its plans for this year’s coins, as discussed recently in this column . The Mint […]

Royal Canadian Mint Remembers RMS Titanic With Commemorative Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Remembers RMS Titanic With Commemorative Coins

Coins produced to honour Canada’s role in aftermath HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – March 5, 2012 – Today at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a 99.99% pure silver collector coin with a $10 face value to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The […]

Coin Investors:  Take Advantage of a Much Overlooked Market Segment!

Coin Investors: Take Advantage of a Much Overlooked Market Segment!

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Coin Investors:  Do you want to buy when coin prices are already going up…or do you want to buy when coin prices are soft…before they begin rising?! One area of the rare coin market that’s been out of favor, but is beginning to gain attention again, is the […]

The Coin Analyst: The Modern Commemorative Coin Program and the Launch of Infantry Soldier Dollars

The Coin Analyst: The Modern Commemorative Coin Program and the Launch of Infantry Soldier Dollars

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Critics often assert that too many modern U.S. commemorative coins have been issued, and that the program has been abused to raise money from surcharges. Each coin carries a surcharge that goes to non-profits groups that promote the interests of the constituency commemorated on the coins. In fact, the U.S. […]

By February 15, 2012 7 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Announces Some Major Changes to the America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Series

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Announces Some Major Changes to the America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Series

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The America the Beautiful five-ounce silver bullion and numismatic program has faced problems since before the first coins were even released. And in the one and a half years since then, the Mint’s management of the program has continued to raise questions from collectors, dealers, and analysts. US Mint officials […]

By February 9, 2012 6 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: 2011 World Coins of the Year

The Coin Analyst: 2011 World Coins of the Year

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek This article discusses world coins from 2011 that I believe are the best of the year either because they are significant and interesting issues, or because I think they will appreciate in value over time. It includes numismatic releases and collectible bullion coins with limited mintages. All were issued last […]

By January 11, 2012 5 Comments Read More →
Their Market is Dead: “Early” Commemorative Silver Half Dollars Can Now Be Bought For “Pennies on the Dollar”!

Their Market is Dead: “Early” Commemorative Silver Half Dollars Can Now Be Bought For “Pennies on the Dollar”!

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com In my last column I wrote about “early” United States Mint commemorative coins struck between 1892 and 1954.  These are legal tender silver half dollars, struck by the U.S. Mint, which also include a silver quarter from 1893 and a silver dollar from 1900, as well as 11 […]

By December 21, 2011 4 Comments Read More →
Whitman Announces Special Collaboration with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission

Whitman Announces Special Collaboration with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission

Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo announced today it will enter into a special collaboration with the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission at the Whitman Baltimore Expo in March. Whitman General Manager David Crenshaw said the two organizations will work together to foster awareness of the Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins (see above), as well as […]

Austrian Mint Announces First New Coin Issue of 2012

Austrian Mint Announces First New Coin Issue of 2012

December 14, 2011 – The Austrian Mint will issue the first coin of 2012 today. The coin celebrates 200 years of the “Society of Music Friends, in Vienna”. This coin also marks the return of the classic coinage metal of copper, which was used for many centuries around the world. Pure copper was the choice […]

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The Coin Analyst: Time to Cool the Rhetoric on the Mint’s Handling of Anniversary Sets

The Coin Analyst: Time to Cool the Rhetoric on the Mint’s Handling of Anniversary Sets

Commentary By Louis Golino for CoinWeek In a recent online comment Numismatic News editor David Harper suggested that it was time to “dial down the rhetoric” when it comes to how coin collectors view the Mint. Mr. Harper asked “Has Mint bashing simply become a form of social greeting among collectors for whatever the problem […]

By December 13, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint “Early” Commemorative Legal Tender Coins Offer Eye-Catching Investment Potential

U.S. Mint “Early” Commemorative Legal Tender Coins Offer Eye-Catching Investment Potential

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Virtually all collectors of rare coins want to ultimately profit from their investment in their collections. Many collectors choose to collect those coins they think have long-term investment potential. And right now “early” United States commemorative coins offer eye-catching potential. These are legal tender coins struck by the […]

By November 27, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Kolbe & Fanning January Public Auction Preview

Kolbe & Fanning January Public Auction Preview

“Small but Mighty” might be a good phrase to describe the January 7, 2012 Kolbe & Fanning public auction of rare and desirable numismatic works to be sold in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. While there are only 350 lots in the sale, […]

Foundation Praises 11th Hour Medal of Honor Coins Purchase

Foundation Praises 11th Hour Medal of Honor Coins Purchase

(Mount Pleasant, South Carolina) — With the United States Mint’s mid- December sales cutoff deadline approaching, the President of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (www.cmohfoundation.org) is praising an 11th hour effort by a prominent Texas coin dealer to boost lower-than-anticipated sales of the commemorative 2011 Medal of Honor uncirculated silver dollars. By law, the […]

By November 15, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Canada’s Nature, Culture and History Boldly Displayed on Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

Canada’s Nature, Culture and History Boldly Displayed on Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

New gold and silver coins echo Boreal Forest, Wood Bison, Orca and Peregrine Falcon commemorative circulation coin program unveiled in October 2011; other collectibles feature a one-kilo pure gold Lacrosse coin; the Nova Scotia Coat of Arms in 14-karat gold; holiday themes in colour and pure silver; and the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Loonie […]

Krause Publications Announces Coin of the Year Nominees

Krause Publications Announces Coin of the Year Nominees

IOLA, Wis. (Nov. 7, 2011) – Krause Publications, a leading producer of coin and paper money books, magazines, events and online products, has announced the nominees for the 2012 Coin of the Year awards. Each year, the awards honor the best in coin design and manufacturing from around the world. The awards will be presented […]

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Highway of Heros Silver Commemorative Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Highway of Heros Silver Commemorative Coin

Proceeds to be donated to the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial and the Military Families Fund TRENTON, ONTARIO – October 31, 2011 – Today in Trenton, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a silver coin to commemorate the Highway of Heroes. During the ceremony, the Mint also announced that $20 dollars from the sale of each Highway of […]

Royal Canadian Mint Issues a Ten-Kilo 99.999% Pure Gold Coin Featuring the Spirit of Haida Gwaii

Royal Canadian Mint Issues a Ten-Kilo 99.999% Pure Gold Coin Featuring the Spirit of Haida Gwaii

Royal Canadian Mint’s ultra-high relief creation is the world’s first 10-kilo coin crafted of 99.999% pure gold Vancouver, British Columbia, October 21, 2011 – The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to announce it has crafted the world’s first 10-kilo 99.999% pure gold coin and that this exquisite numismatic creation has been dedicated to Bill Reid’s […]

The Royal Canadian Mint is hosting Online Coin Exchanges

The Royal Canadian Mint is hosting Online Coin Exchanges

Canadian Mint Did you know that the Royal Canadian Mint’s high-tech plant in Winnipeg produces over 1 billion circulation coins every year? That’s like 20 million coins per day or 750 coins per second! Even though the Mint has produced coins for more than 70 countries in the last 35 years, this post is all […]

2011 ANA Pittsburgh National Money Show Official Medal Features Mellon, Carnegie

2011 ANA Pittsburgh National Money Show Official Medal Features Mellon, Carnegie

Two philanthropists largely responsible for the growth and identity of the city of Pittsburgh will be featured on the official medal for the American Numismatic Association’s inaugural fall National Money Show. Andrew Carnegie, a businessman who revolutionized the steel industry and helped stake Pittsburgh as the “Steel City,” and Andrew Mellon, a former U.S. Secretary […]

Two Kinds of Royalty Shine in Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Line of Collector Coins

Two Kinds of Royalty Shine in Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Line of Collector Coins

Among many captivating themes and designs, new gold and silver coins celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the legacy of Wayne and Walter Gretzky As Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II prepares to celebrate an unprecedented 60 years as Canada’s monarch and after “The Great One” reached a new milestone by […]

Army Commemorative Coin to be used at Army vs. Tulane game Saturday – Will be used at every Army Home Game

Army Commemorative Coin to be used at Army vs. Tulane game Saturday – Will be used at every Army Home Game

September 27, 2011 – The silver 2011 Army Commemorative Coin will be used during the ceremonial coin toss this Saturday during the Army Black Knights’ football game versus Tulane University at Michie Stadium. The coin will be provided by the Army Historical Foundation which is spearheading the $200 million Capital Campaign to build the National […]

By September 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Announces Final “Legends of Austria” Commemorative Coin

Austrian Mint Announces Final “Legends of Austria” Commemorative Coin

13 October Vienna – The sixth and final coin of the popular “Legends of Austria” silver series will be issued today. The final Legend to be commemorated in this series commemorates a song written in 1679, “Du Lieber Augustin”, which is still used today as inspiration for contemporary entertainment. The reverse of the coin depicts […]

By September 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Offers New Label for September 11 National Medal

NGC Offers New Label for September 11 National Medal

[Sarasota, Florida] ⎯ Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has created a special presentation label for the 2011 September 11 National Medal issued by the US Mint. This attractive label is a perfect complement to the medal. The label features the obverse image of the medal with the US flag waving in the background. To submit raw […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Announces Release of Gettysburg 5 oz Coin as Collectors Ponder Future of the ATB Series

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Announces Release of Gettysburg 5 oz Coin as Collectors Ponder Future of the ATB Series

by Louis Golino for Coin Week On August 30 the U.S. Mint’s online list of upcoming products was updated to include the first 2011 collector version in the five-ounce silver America the Beautiful (ATB) coin series. The coin, which will be released on September 22, is the 2011-P Gettysburg coin, which honors the national military […]

Museum Site Selection Final Approval Renews Significance of 2011 Army Commemorative Coins

Museum Site Selection Final Approval Renews Significance of 2011 Army Commemorative Coins

Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh’s recent approval of Fort Belvoir’s North Post as the official future site of the National Museum of the United States Army affirms the significance of the 2011 Army Commemorative Coins. The sale of these historic coins will help build a facility appropriate for telling the story of America’s […]

By July 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
1892-1893 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar

1892-1893 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar

Based on Article by Lee Gast As the first commemorative Half Dollar struck, the Columbian half holds a special place in the long and historic commemorative series. From the first proof striking that sold for $10,000 in 1892,(The first specimen struck was bought for $10,000 by the firm that made Remington typewriters, as a publicity […]

By January 12, 2011 7 Comments Read More →
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