Medals and Tokens

Breaking: CCAC Approves 2015 High Relief Gold Coin Design

Breaking: CCAC Approves 2015 High Relief Gold Coin Design

Breaking News: 2015 High Relief Gold Coin design selected by CCAC. Correction: An earlier image of the approved design posted by CoinWeek contained the incorrect reverse design. We apologize for the confusion. The reverse chosen by the CCAC is presented above.     Update: CCAC also approved obverse and reverse designs for the Jack Nicklaus […]

By January 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Some Hawaiian Medals and Tokens – January 25, 2015

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Some Hawaiian Medals and Tokens – January 25, 2015

By Wayne Homren for The E-Sylum eNewsletter…. Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. Some Hawaiian Medals and Tokens Lots 1745-1750 of the Goldberg January 25-28, 2015 Pre Long Beach sale also caught my interest – a group of […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CCAC Releases Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal Design Candidates

CCAC Releases Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal Design Candidates

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has released candidate designs for the 2015 High Relief 24 Karat Gold Coin and Silver Medal and the Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal. The designs will be reviewed and discussed at the CCAC’s upcoming public meeting, which takes place on Tuesday, January 27, from 9am […]

By January 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
In Memoriam: Susan Gamble, 1957-2015

In Memoriam: Susan Gamble, 1957-2015

  By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Artist and coin designer Susan G. Gamble died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. She was 57 years old. Gamble was born in Lynchburg, Virginia and grew up in Danville. She studied painting and graduated with a fine arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1978. […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Wayne’s Numismatic Diary – January 18, 2015

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Wayne’s Numismatic Diary – January 18, 2015

By Wayne Homren for The E-Sylum eNewsletter….   Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter   WAYNE’S NUMISMATIC DIARY: JANUARY 18, 2015 On Monday I received and forwarded several files of pages scanned from The Elder Monthly in response […]

By January 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Mint Condition: U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Jan. 11, 2015

Mint Condition: U.S. Mint Coin Sales as of Jan. 11, 2015

By CoinWeek News Staff…. Current coin sales figures*  from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included here. Listings change over […]

By January 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Where Did the Mint Get Aluminum? – December 28, 2014

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Where Did the Mint Get Aluminum? – December 28, 2014

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. Bruce W. Smith submitted this question about U.S. aluminum coinage patterns. Can anyone help? -Wayne Homren, Editor   Because I collect aluminum type coins of the world, pre-1900 aluminum medals and medals […]

By December 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
2014 Coin and Chronicles Set – Franklin D. Roosevelt Available Dec. 22

2014 Coin and Chronicles Set – Franklin D. Roosevelt Available Dec. 22

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2014 Coin and Chronicles Set – Franklin D. Roosevelt (product code FR9) starting Dec. 22 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). The set, limited to 20,000 units, contains the following: One proof quality 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin One proof quality 2014 Roosevelt dime […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
World War II Members of the Civil Air Patrol Receive Congressional Gold Medal

World War II Members of the Civil Air Patrol Receive Congressional Gold Medal

A Congressional Gold Medal was awarded collectively today to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) during a ceremony in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The medal, designed and struck by the United States Mint, recognizes the organization for their humanitarian, combat, and national services during a critical […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Russian Billionaire Buys Nobel Prize Medal, Pledges To Return To American Scientist

Russian Billionaire Buys Nobel Prize Medal, Pledges To Return To American Scientist

By CoinWeek News Staff Alisher Usmanov, who, according to Forbes, is the richest man in both Russia and Britain, has revealed himself to be the anonymous buyer of American scientist James Watson’s Nobel prize medal, recently auctioned by Christie’s for a record-breaking $4.76 million. In a statement released through his company USM Holdings, Mr. Usmanov […]

By December 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Amazing 15-Piece Gold Lincoln Medallic Set With Unique Gold Lincoln Indian Peace Medal

Amazing 15-Piece Gold Lincoln Medallic Set With Unique Gold Lincoln Indian Peace Medal

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist. Based on the lot description by John Kraljevich …. A Major Highlight in Stack’s Bowers February 2015 Americana Sale An amazing – not many other superlatives fit – 15-piece boxed “set” of Lincoln medals and medalets, all in gold, will be a focal point in the Stack’s Bowers upcoming February […]

By December 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Rare University of Notre Dame Laetare Medal for Sale on eBay

Rare University of Notre Dame Laetare Medal for Sale on eBay

By CoinWeek News Staff… In a year when two Nobel Prize medals have been sold at auction, it is perhaps no surprise that another prestigious award has now found its way to market. On Thursday, December 4, a Laetare medal–given annually by the University of Notre Dame to honor American Catholic groups and individuals for […]

By December 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Watson Nobel Prize Medal Sets Record at Christie’s Auction

Watson Nobel Prize Medal Sets Record at Christie’s Auction

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On Thursday, Christie’s of New York auctioned a unique Nobel Prize medal belonging to Dr. James D. Watson, one of the 20th century’s most preeminent microbiologists and one of a team of scientists credited with discovering the structure of the DNA double helix. As we reported on […]

Nobel Prize Awarded to Molecular Biologist James Watson for Sale at Auction

Nobel Prize Awarded to Molecular Biologist James Watson for Sale at Auction

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… Once called the Caligula of Biology[1], now set to score big on the sale of one of the world’s most prestigious scientific medals… James Dewey Watson, an internationally recognized molecular biologist and part of the team of researchers responsible for discovering the double helix structure of DNA […]

Third Edition of George and Melvin Fuld’s U.S Civil War Storecards Released

Third Edition of George and Melvin Fuld’s U.S Civil War Storecards Released

It took more than forty years, but finally an updated Third Edition of George and Melvin Fuld’s standard reference U.S. Civil War Storecards has been published. John Ostendorf has overhauled the original, bringing forward new merchant biographies, historical insights, and collecting advice to a new 664 page, full color edition. Civil War Token Society members […]

By November 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Paris Mint Transforms into a Chocolate Factory

Paris Mint Transforms into a Chocolate Factory

CoinWeek staff reports… Controversial American artist Paul McCarthy, who was in the news recently after his giant green inflatable “Christmas Tree” sculpture–installed in the heart of historic Paris–came under fire for being indecent, has opened a remarkable exposition at the newly renovated Monnaie de Paris (the Paris Mint). McCarthy’s installation, entitled Chocolate Factory, is the […]

By November 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Panama Canal 100 Year Anniversary Medals

Panama Canal 100 Year Anniversary Medals

The Panama Canal was completed in 1914, at that time it was considered a technological marvel. The canal was an important strategic and economic asset to the U.S., and revolutionized world shipping patterns. The canal saves 7,800 miles on a trip from New York to San Francisco by sea. The first ship to complete an […]

By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Look at Tokyo Raiders and American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal Design Finalists

First Look at Tokyo Raiders and American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal Design Finalists

Coinweek Staff Reports… Tokyo Raiders Congressional Gold Medal Design Finalists On October 14, 2014, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee will meet in Washington, D.C. to review design candidates for two Congressional Gold Medals: The Tokyo Raiders Congressional Gold Medal and the American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal. The Congressional Gold Medal Program dates back to […]

By October 14, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal and Obverse Die

1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal and Obverse Die

1892-3 Columbus So-Called Dollar/Award Medal by Augustus Saint Gaudens and Charles Barber Bronze, 38.1 mm, R.5. One of our favorite so-called dollars, the Saint-Gaudens/Barber HK-223. This is the medal that began the entire Charles Barber-Augustus Saint-Gaudens rivalry and controversy. The well-known Columbian Exposition prize medal was Augustus Saint-Gaudens first attempt to work with Mint officials. […]

By October 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Baldwin’s Auction 92 featured Tokens from the “Baldwin’s Basement”

Baldwin’s Auction 92 featured Tokens from the “Baldwin’s Basement”

18th Century Tokens that have been hidden from the public for over half a century had their first outing in A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd’s Auction 92 on Tuesday 30th September. With every one of the lots offered in the sale finding a buyer, for a sale total of £285,000, competition both in the […]

By October 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint: 2016 Civil Aviation Medal Design Candidates

U.S. Mint: 2016 Civil Aviation Medal Design Candidates

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the 2016 Civil Aviation Congressional Medal. The Civil Aviation Patrol is a federally-chartered non-profit corporation that serves as an Auxiliary Air Force for the United States. Established in 1941, the CAP has served with honor and professionalism […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint : Fond Du Lac Code Talkers Congressional Medal Designs

U.S. Mint : Fond Du Lac Code Talkers Congressional Medal Designs

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the Fond Du Lac Code Talkers Congressional Medal The brave Fond Du Lac Code Talkers were instrumental in the prosecution of World War II. Using their native language as the basis for a Top Secret U.S. code, […]

By September 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Excerpts from the E-Sylum: A Mecklenburg Declaration Citation

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: A Mecklenburg Declaration Citation

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. Last week the E-sylum quoted an article that we published from CoinWeek contributing writer David Provost about the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. In that piece, Provost wrote that no contemporary newspaper accounts of the event had been found. […]

By September 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Congressional Gold Medals Awarded to the Fallen Heroes of September 11, 2001

Congressional Gold Medals Awarded to the Fallen Heroes of September 11, 2001

Three Congressional Gold Medals were awarded today in honor of the men and women who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. The ceremony took place in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The United States Mint prepared and struck the three gold medals—one […]

By September 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Show Exhibits: NGC to Display Eckfeldt Family Archive Selections at ANA

Coin Show Exhibits: NGC to Display Eckfeldt Family Archive Selections at ANA

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will display three medals and an 1803 Eagle certified by NGC as well as several Presidentially signed appointments from the Eckfeldt Family Archives at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, August 5-9, 2014. The Eckfeldts are well known to numismatists for their extensive history of employment with the US […]

NGC Grades Eric Newman Collection Part V

NGC Grades Eric Newman Collection Part V

Heritage will offer Eric Newman Collection Part V this fall… Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded the fifth installment of the extraordinary collection of 103-year old numismatic researcher and writer Eric P. Newman. The selections comprise nearly 1,000 coins and boast a variety of exceedingly rare and high grade US Colonial, Territorial and Federal issues. […]

Important Assay Medal and Worst Morgan Dollar Sets to be Displayed at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Important Assay Medal and Worst Morgan Dollar Sets to be Displayed at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Two extremely difficult to assemble numismatic collections that are the finest of their kinds in the PCGS Set Registry® will be displayed for the first time in public by Professional Coin Grading Service at the upcoming American Numismatic Association 2014 Chicago World’s Fair of Money, August 5 – 9. The superb quality “Numismatic Americana Reference […]

By July 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Excerpts from the e-Sylum: Medals Honor United States Chaplains

Excerpts from the e-Sylum: Medals Honor United States Chaplains

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-sylum reader Mel Wacks of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame discusses some new medals his organization has struck… The Jewish-American Hall of Fame is the longest continuing series of art medals being […]

By July 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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