Modern Coins

Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Passes Congress

Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Passes Congress

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Bill now heads to the President’s desk to sign into law On June 25, the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 893) passed the United States Senate by unanimous vote and with no amendments. The bill had previously passed the House of Representatives on June 23, at which time […]

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The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 6/10/2015. 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin program, and I’m sure the U.S. Mint has something special lined up for collectors next year. But if I–and many other people–had our way, 2016 would be a […]

CoinWeek Video Flashback (2013) – John Maben on Selling on eBay and the Modern Coin Market

CoinWeek Video Flashback (2013) – John Maben on Selling on eBay and the Modern Coin Market

While combing through the CoinWeek video archives, we found two unpublished video segments from 2013 featuring former Modern Coin Mart head John Maben. Listen to John describe his outlook towards the modern coin market and his strategies for selling modern coins on eBay.   CoinWeek Flashback: Selling Modern Coins and Bullion on eBay (2013). VIDEO: […]

Commemorative Gold Coins Revive Classic Designs of 1916 U.S. Coinage

Commemorative Gold Coins Revive Classic Designs of 1916 U.S. Coinage

The Coin Analyst – CoinWeek.com Three beloved classic American coin designs from years past will be returning in 2016 as 24-karat gold commemorative coins. The Winged Liberty Head or “Mercury” dime, the Standing Liberty quarter, and the Walking Liberty half dollar designs will be seen next year on three special-issue gold coins celebrating the centennial […]

QA Check Coin Stickering Service Reports Initial Results. Video: 3:18.

QA Check Coin Stickering Service Reports Initial Results. Video: 3:18.

Collectibles Quality Assurance Company, LLC President James Sego talks about the roll-out of QA Check, how it’s being accepted by collectors and dealers in this exclusive CoinWeek video interview, shot at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo. Copyright © CoinWeek June 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency […]

Royal Canadian Mint 25-Cent Circulation Coin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Canadian Flag

Royal Canadian Mint 25-Cent Circulation Coin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Canadian Flag

As Canadians far and wide prepare to celebrate Canada Day, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new 25-cent circulation coin commemorating the 50th birthday of the universally-recognized Canadian flag. The coin was unveiled yesterday, June 9, at centre field in Toronto’s Varsity Stadium, before the kick-off to a Canadian Football League (CFL) exhibition game […]

Royal Canadian Mint Honors 400th Anniversary of French Explorers in Ontario with Silver Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Honors 400th Anniversary of French Explorers in Ontario with Silver Coin

Four hundred years after French explorers led by Samuel de Champlain explored the territory that would become present-day Ontario, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a silver collector coin celebrating the 400th anniversary of Champlain’s historic journey to Huronia. The coin was unveiled on June 11 in Ottawa, Ontario, during the official launch of the […]

Bipartisan Bill to Mark 50th Anniversary Moon Landing with Apollo 11 Coin

Bipartisan Bill to Mark 50th Anniversary Moon Landing with Apollo 11 Coin

By U.S. House of Representatives….   U.S. Representatives Bill Posey (R-FL8), Frederica Wilson (D-FL24), John Culberson (R-TX7), Gene Green (D-TX29) and Rod Blum (R-IA1) introduced legislation to recognize and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing with a commemorative Apollo 11 coin. July 20, 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 […]

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Dave Harper Discusses the Demise of Circulation Finds. Video: 7:28.

Dave Harper Discusses the Demise of Circulation Finds. Video: 7:28.

Numismatic News Editor Dave Harper discusses the increasing difficulty collectors will have finding valuable coins in pocket change. Copyright © CoinWeek June 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency news; with analysis and information contributed by leading experts across the numismatic spectrum. More news and videos about coin collecting at CoinWeek

2015 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set Available June 16

2015 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set Available June 16

Sales will open for the 2015 United States Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set (product code XA7) on June 16 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set is priced at $46.95 and contains the following six uncirculated $1 coins in production this year: Four Presidential $1 Coins Struck at the United States Mint at […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: Arstetten Castle | Schloß Arstetten (2004)

Collecting the Coins of Austria: Arstetten Castle | Schloß Arstetten (2004)

Artstetten Castle traces its origins back to the thirteenth century. Over the years, numerous families have resided at the estate, renovating the castle to suit the times and their tastes. In 1823, the castle was acquired by Austrian emperor Franz I. His influence can be seen in the configuration of the residence’s chestnut trees. Two […]

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Marcel Jovine – VIDEO: 6:16.

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Marcel Jovine – VIDEO: 6:16.

Numismatist Ray Herz offers this fascinating look at the career of medallic sculptor Marcel Jovine. Marcel Jovine’s work has appeared on numerous public and private pieces, including medals produced for the American Numismatic Society (ANS) and the Medallic Arts Company, and commemorative coins struck by the U.S. Mint. Watch this video to learn more.     Copyright © […]

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Franklin Half Dollars

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Franklin Half Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….   In this installment of Grading Coins, I’m going to talk about the popular Franklin half dollar series. The Franklin half dollar was struck for just 15 years, from 1948 to 1963. It was replaced in 1964 by the Kennedy half, under circumstances that need no explanation here. Personally, […]

Japan Mint to Issue Gold and Silver Coin Series to Commemorate Earthquake Reconstruction

Japan Mint to Issue Gold and Silver Coin Series to Commemorate Earthquake Reconstruction

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   The Japan Mint has announced the release of two coins, issued to commemorate the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami that devastated the northeast coast of Japan. On March 11, 2011, a powerful 9.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan’s eastern coastline and unleashed a devastating tsunami with 30-foot-tall waves. The natural disaster killed more than 15,000 people […]

The Royal Mint Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Salvation Army with Silver £5 Coin

The Royal Mint Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Salvation Army with Silver £5 Coin

The Royal Mint is to issue a special £5 coin honouring 150 years of The Salvation Army – the organisation started in 1865 by William Booth to help the vulnerable and fight social injustice. William Booth’s upbringing was one touched by hardship, but arriving in London in search of work, the pawnbroker turned preacher was […]

From MS to SP: What You Need to Know About West Point Silver Eagles

From MS to SP: What You Need to Know About West Point Silver Eagles

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com   Last week, PCGS announced that it was changing its grading nomenclature for W-Mint American Silver Eagles from MS (Mint State) to SP (Specimen). The timing may come as a shock to collectors of the series, as W-Mint Eagles have been around since 2006. Generally, I think the decision makes […]

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Gilroy Roberts – Video: 10:58

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Gilroy Roberts – Video: 10:58

Numismatist Ray Herz offers this fascinating look at the career of medallic sculptor Gilroy Roberts. Jones served as Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1948-1964. Roberts left the Mint in 1964 to join Joseph Segal to found the Franklin Mint. Gilroy Roberts’ most famous design is the obverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar. In this video segment, Herz discusses Roberts […]

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Elizabeth Jones – Video: 6:15

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Elizabeth Jones – Video: 6:15

Numismatist Ray Herz offers this fascinating look at the career of medallic sculptor Elizabeth Jones. Jones was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to replace outgoing Chief Engraver of the United States Mint Frank Gasparro. Jones famously designed the 1982 Washington commemorative half dollar, and numerous other U.S. commemorative coins. She was the last Chief Engraver of the United States appointed […]

Next Public CCAC Meeting Scheduled for June 16-17

Next Public CCAC Meeting Scheduled for June 16-17

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for June 16-17, 2015. Date: June 16-17, 2015. Time: June 16 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. June 17 – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Conference Room A, United States Mint, […]

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The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Glenna Goodacre. Video: 4:19

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Glenna Goodacre. Video: 4:19

Numismatist Ray Herz offers this fascinating look at the career of medallic sculptor Glenna Goodacre. Goodacre’s numismatic claim to fame was her winning design for the obverse to the golden dollar. Her depiction of U.S. Corps of Discovery team member, Sacagawea, continues to be used on the dollar coin. She also created a number of important sculptures, many of […]

New Japanese 1000 Yen Silver Coin Honors Legendary Dance and the Tokushima

New Japanese 1000 Yen Silver Coin Honors Legendary Dance and the Tokushima

The Japan Mint has revealed the latest entry in its popular colorized-coin commemoration of the 47 Prefectures of Japan, with a 1000 Yen silver coin honoring the Prefecture of Tokushima. The Tokushima 1000 Yen coin’s obverse depicts Naruto Strait and a female figure engaged in a traditional Awa Odori Dance. The Naruto Strait, which connects […]

Record Auction Price Paid for QA Check Approved Modern Coin

Record Auction Price Paid for QA Check Approved Modern Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The viability of 3rd party grade verification for modern coins is being borne out as a flurry of auctions for coins verified by Coeur d’Alene, Idaho-based firm Collectibles Quality Assurance Company, LLC (QA Check) have started to appear on mainstream numismatic sales platforms eBay and Great Collections. QA Check is one of […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 March of Dimes $1 Silver Commemorative Proof Coin: Video: 4:17.

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 March of Dimes $1 Silver Commemorative Proof Coin: Video: 4:17.

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes a cool coin that recently arrived at the CoinWeek offices. Its a 2015 March of Dimes $1 Silver Commemorative Proof Coin from the United States Mint. If you are curious about buying this collectible coin, you’ll definitely want to check out this video. This unboxing video is the ninth in an ongoing […]

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Don Everhart – Video: 7:41.

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Don Everhart – Video: 7:41.

Numismatist Ray Herz offers this fascinating look at the career of medallic sculptor Don Everhart. Everhart began his career as an artist for the Franklin Mint, where he worked until 1980. Since that time, he has designed and sculpted numerous coins, including the 2005 Nickel obverse (sculpt), 2005 California State Quarter reverse (sculpt), 2006 Benjamin Franklin […]

Coin Analyst: Strong Demand for March of Dimes Special Silver Set (UPDATED May 10, 2015)

Coin Analyst: Strong Demand for March of Dimes Special Silver Set (UPDATED May 10, 2015)

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   UPDATE, 5-10-15: Here are daily cumulative sales figures for each day last week following the May 4 release of the March of Dimes Special Silver Set, courtesy of the U.S. Mint: May 5 – 52,540 May 6 – 58,129 | (+5,589) May 7 – 63,882 | (+5,753) May 8 – 66,109 […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – May 9, 2015

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – May 9, 2015

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses the week’s top numismatic stories – covered in this Pre-Pogue Sale edition, the Sale of ModernCoinMart shifts the dynamic of the modern coin industry, bullion prices experience modest gains, Mike Markowitz and Greg Reynolds contribute the week’s best numismatic reads, and more…   This week’s report is sponsored by Dillon Gage. Copyright […]

Breaking News: ModernCoinMart Sold to Asset Marketing Services

Breaking News: ModernCoinMart Sold to Asset Marketing Services

A CoinWeek Breaking News Report… Surprise Sale Shakes Up Modern Coin Marketplace… On May 3, 2015, CoinWeek received word that the Lakewood Ranch, Florida-based company ModernCoinMart was to be sold to Asset Marketing Services, LLC. If true, the sale would make ModernCoinMart the fourth major numismatic-related business for Asset Marketing Services, which also operates GovMint.com, First Federal Coin, […]

2015 Reverse Proof Coin Releases to Keep Collectors Busy

2015 Reverse Proof Coin Releases to Keep Collectors Busy

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   It seems the United States Mint knows a good thing when they see it, because now there’s news of yet more Reverse Proof coin sets due for release later this year. The 2015 Coin and Chronicles Sets featuring Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon […]

On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards. Video: 11.07.

On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards. Video: 11.07.

Think modern coins are boring? Think again. Adapted from Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker’s in-depth article, On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards, this CoinWeek original production digs deep into this often overlooked modern issue and asks the question, what is the “optimum collecting grade” for an issue where more than 1.6 billion examples were struck. […]

Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins Available from U.S. Mint May 7

Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins Available from U.S. Mint May 7

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coins – Mamie Eisenhower on May 7 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The obverse (heads side) design features a striking portrait of Mrs. Eisenhower with the inscriptions “MAMIE EISENHOWER,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2015,” “34th,” and “1953 […]

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