Medals and Tokens

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 →
Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Medal Design Candidates Revealed

Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Medal Design Candidates Revealed

Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Medal Design Candidates Revealed… Michael White of the United States Mint Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek, the following candidate designs under consideration for the Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Congressional Gold Medal program. The Congressional Gold medals are authorized by The Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Act (Public Law 112-76), and are […]

Rare North West Company Token on the Block

Rare North West Company Token on the Block

A very interesting piece of Canadian history has surfaced recently….. A token of the North West Company, competitors of the Hudson Bay Company, will be offered in the next Geoffrey Bell Auctions sale, May 30 2014 at the Toronto Reference Library. The North West Company was formed around 1779 in Montreal. Early leaders were the […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: How Long Does it Take to Cut a Die?

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: How Long Does it Take to Cut a Die?

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 Dick Johnson writes in to answer the question, “How long does it take to cut a die?”   This is in answer to Paul Bosco who asked the question in […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Peter Bertram on Davis Flight Medals

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Peter Bertram on Davis Flight Medals

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, longtime E-Sylum contributor and Civil War token and medal specialist Peter Bertram offers his opinion on Davis Flight Medals, a topic brought up in the E-Sylum last week by fellow token collector Alan […]

By April 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Nobel Peace Prize Shines as Medals and Coins bring big numbers at Stack’s March Baltimore Expo Auction

Nobel Peace Prize Shines as Medals and Coins bring big numbers at Stack’s March Baltimore Expo Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo featured an array of five-to-six-figure items, together with thousands of collector coins, medals, tokens, and paper money at every budget level. When all was said and done, over $11.8 million was sold during the live floor sessions. Front-row center was a […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: A Tribute to Hugo Greco

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: A Tribute to Hugo Greco

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, numismatic researcher and writer Dick Johnson shares this remembrance of his longtime friend, medallic patinaeur Hugo Greco….   Many fond memories come to mind in my recalling forty-four years of friendship with Hugo. The most prominent […]

By April 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 3: America’s Forgotten History

Spotlight on So-Called Dollars 3: America’s Forgotten History

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek………. Mass murder… domestic terrorism… swastikas… are they really on American medals and tokens? In the first two installments of Spotlight on So-Called Dollars, we touched on the relationship between so-called dollars and America’s classic commemoratives. In this, the third and final installment, we take a look at some of […]

By February 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Interesting Coins – Love Tokens

Interesting Coins – Love Tokens

On this Valentines Day, 2014, we figure we’d add in a numismatic twist. Love tokens are generally defined as coins where one side (or sometimes both sides) has been smoothed down and engraved with initials, names, phrases and/or scenes. These were often given to young ladies as “tokens of love” by suitors. The manufacture and […]

By February 14, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
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