Modern Coins

Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set Available Feb. 27

Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Quarters 3-Coin Set Available Feb. 27

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin SetTM – Effigy Mounds National Monument (product code 17AD) on February 27 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The reverse design of each quarter in the set depicts an aerial view of mounds in the Marching Bear Group. Inscriptions are […]

By February 24, 20170 Comments Read More →
CCAC Discusses 2019 ATB Quarters, OSS Gold Medal at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s First Meeting

CCAC Discusses 2019 ATB Quarters, OSS Gold Medal at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s First Meeting

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a short public meeting on February 15 to discuss themes for the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters program and the Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal, but perhaps bigger news is that the meeting was the group’s first with its newest […]

By February 21, 20170 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #56: Andrea from the Coin Couch Stops By…

CoinWeek Podcast #56: Andrea from the Coin Couch Stops By…

CoinWeek Podcast #56: Andrea from the Coin Couch Stops By… Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, I sit down with Andrea Little from the YouTube channel The Coin Couch. We talked about coins, dead presidents, the […]

U.S. Mint News – Kennedy Half Dollar Product Sales Begin Feb. 22

U.S. Mint News – Kennedy Half Dollar Product Sales Begin Feb. 22

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for collectable bags and rolls of 2017 Kennedy half dollar coins February 22 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Available product options and their prices are as follows: All product options contain Kennedy half dollars with a circulating finish from the Denver Mint and the Philadelphia Mint that […]

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U.S. Coins – NGC Certifies Unique Cent

U.S. Coins – NGC Certifies Unique Cent

1982-D Small Date Variety Previously Unknown in Bronze Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the only known example of a 1982-D Small Date cent struck in bronze. The unique coin was discovered in November by an anonymous collector in Minnesota after he decided to examine a hoard of bronze cents that he had accumulated from […]

CoinWeek Podcast #55: Good Coin Design with Austrian Mint Engraver Helmut Andexlinger

CoinWeek Podcast #55: Good Coin Design with Austrian Mint Engraver Helmut Andexlinger

CoinWeek Podcast #55: The Value of a Great Coin Photograph with Phil Arnold Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. What are the elements of good coin design? And why, according to some collectors, are recent technological developments in the minting industry making coin […]

By February 13, 20170 Comments Read More →
2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set Goes on Sale Feb. 16

2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set Goes on Sale Feb. 16

Sales will open for the 2017 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (product code 17AQ) on February 16 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The five quarters in this set–all struck in 90 percent silver at the United States Mint at San Francisco–have reverse designs honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa); Frederick […]

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US Mint News – Gold Eagles, Proof Silver Eagle and Boys Town Centennial on Sale in March

US Mint News – Gold Eagles, Proof Silver Eagle and Boys Town Centennial on Sale in March

Boys Town Centennial commemorative coins available March 9, Mint Announces Pricing By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The United States Mint has announced its numismatic program for the month of March. The 2017 American Gold Eagle Proof coins go on sale starting March 2 This includes the one-ounce, half-ounce, quarter-ounce and one-tenth-ounce issues. A four-coin […]

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U.S. Mint Launches Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Quarter

U.S. Mint Launches Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Quarter

The United States Mint joined the National Park Service on Tuesday, February 7, to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa. The coin is the first of five America the Beautiful Quarters to be issued in 2017, and the 36th in the series. The coin’s reverse depicts […]

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Modern US Coins – Coinage of the Obama Era

Modern US Coins – Coinage of the Obama Era

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   It’s still unclear how history will ultimately remember the presidency of Barack Obama, who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 through 2017. But coin collectors can already honor the historic, two-term former commander-in-chief in their own ways. Over the course of the eight […]

African American Lady Liberty Coin to Be Displayed Two Months Ahead of Release

African American Lady Liberty Coin to Be Displayed Two Months Ahead of Release

The February 16-18 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) will be highlighted by the U.S. Mint’s display of the 2017 American Liberty gold coin. Leading the Long Beach Expo’s attractions is the groundbreaking 225th Anniversary Lady Liberty coin, which depicts Lady Liberty as a person of color (a first in U.S. […]

U.S. Mint Wins Krause Best Circulating, Most inspirational Coin Awards at Berlin World Money Fair

U.S. Mint Wins Krause Best Circulating, Most inspirational Coin Awards at Berlin World Money Fair

Two United States Mint coins recognized for design and artistic vision The United States recently earned top honors in two coin design categories at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. United States Mint officials accepted two Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards on behalf of the Nation. The U.S. won in the category of […]

By February 8, 20170 Comments Read More →
American Innovation $1 Coin Program Reintroduced to Congress

American Innovation $1 Coin Program Reintroduced to Congress

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On January 31, 2017, the American Innovation $1 Coin Act (H.R. 770) was reintroduced, this time to the 115th Congress of the United States of America. Once again, the chief sponsor of the bill is U.S. Representative James A. Himes (D-CT4). Co-sponsors currently include Representatives […]

Are “Unsearched” Penny Rolls Worth Buying?

Are “Unsearched” Penny Rolls Worth Buying?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   I recently had the guts to spend more than $100 in buying unsearched rolls of old one-cent coins on eBay. I know, I know, you’re probably wondering what possessed me to spend so much money on a bunch of circulated, common-date wheat cents. I’m sure I’d be giving […]

Certified Coins – US Mint Master Designer Thomas S. Cleveland Signs Exclusive PCGS Signature Deal

Certified Coins – US Mint Master Designer Thomas S. Cleveland Signs Exclusive PCGS Signature Deal

Thomas S. Cleveland, an original Master Designer from the United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program (AIP), has signed an exclusive insert label signature deal with Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). Best known for the reverse design of the 2007 American Platinum Eagle, Cleveland carries design credits for 15 different U.S. Mint coins and medals. “This […]

By January 26, 20170 Comments Read More →
Falling Commemorative Coin Mintages: Why It Happened and How to Profit

Falling Commemorative Coin Mintages: Why It Happened and How to Profit

By David Schwager for CoinWeek …..   Proof sets. Mint sets. Commemorative coins. Is there a bottom to the falling mintages of these U.S. Mint mainstays? New lows experienced by the 2016 National Park Service coins raise this question. And what should a profit-minded buyer do? When the United States modern commemorative period began in […]

US Mint News – Lions Club 1st Day Sales, Update on Buffalo Fractional Gold

US Mint News – Lions Club 1st Day Sales, Update on Buffalo Fractional Gold

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Lions Club 1st Day Sales The United States Mint released first-day sales figures today for the 2017 Lions Club International Centennial Commemorative Silver Dollar. 19,244 Proof strike silver coins were sold, whereas 5,926 Uncirculated coins were ordered. Sales as of Sunday, January 22 total 23,349 pieces for the Proof […]

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Commemorative Coin Bill Introduced

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Commemorative Coin Bill Introduced

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On January 13, a bill to commemorate the achievements–both in and out of the ring–of American boxing legend Muhammad Ali was introduced in the 115th Congress of the United States, which runs from January 3, 2017 through January 3, 2019. Identical bills were proposed in both the House of […]

Modern Coin Mart: 1st Legal Tender Trump Coins in NGC Red Core with Inaugural Releases Designation

Modern Coin Mart: 1st Legal Tender Trump Coins in NGC Red Core with Inaugural Releases Designation

2017 Donald Trump Legal Tender Proof Coins Exclusive Inaugural Releases Designations + Red Core Holders! As 2016 came to a close, U.S. citizens campaigned, discussed, and exercised their American rights to elect the 45th President of the United States of America. After one of the most controversial presidential elections in U.S. history, it was successful […]

First 2017 ATB Quarter, Platinum Eagle Bullion Coin Among Upcoming U.S. Mint Products

First 2017 ATB Quarter, Platinum Eagle Bullion Coin Among Upcoming U.S. Mint Products

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The United States Mint recently added several new products to their online schedule for the month of February. First up are rolls and bags for the 2017 Effigy Mounds National Monument America the Beautiful quarter. These Mint products–representing the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints–will be available for order […]

Design Recommendations Considered for 2019-20 Native American $1 Coins

Design Recommendations Considered for 2019-20 Native American $1 Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a public meeting earlier today on Tuesday, January 17, via teleconference. On the agenda was discussion of design themes for the reverse of the 2019 and 2020 Native American $1 coins. Glenna Goodacre’s portrayal of Shoshone maiden and guide Sacagawea, a vital […]

Philadelphia Mint Quietly Releases 2017-P Lincoln Cent

Philadelphia Mint Quietly Releases 2017-P Lincoln Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   One of the most important U.S. coins in numismatic history entered circulation over the past several days, and barely anyone noticed – at first, anyway. The 2017-P Lincoln cent became the first-ever United States one-cent coin to bear Philadelphia’s “P” mintmark. The coin, which has already been discovered […]

Krause Names 10 Coin of the Year Award Winners

Krause Names 10 Coin of the Year Award Winners

Finland and the United States were the top winners in the first round of judging in the Coin of the Year competition. Each nation won two of the 10 categories. While Italy, Japan, Great Britain, Austria, Canada and the Cook Islands each won in a single category. The COTY Awards are sponsored by World Coin […]

Lincoln Cent Roll Searching: What I Found in a $25 Box of Pennies

Lincoln Cent Roll Searching: What I Found in a $25 Box of Pennies

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Searching through $25 worth of penny rolls is like going on a treasure hunt right from the comfort of your own home. For $25, you can pick up a box of 2,500 pennies from your bank and dive in on the pursuit of finding Lincoln wheat cents, Indian […]

For Coins, This Is a Postmodern Era (or, R.I.P. The Modern Era: 1932-1982)

For Coins, This Is a Postmodern Era (or, R.I.P. The Modern Era: 1932-1982)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Don’t worry. This isn’t an essay on literary theory, or some nostalgic lament. Instead, we’d like to take a moment to explain something critical to our understanding of the stylistic and political implications behind what’s known as the Modern Era of U.S. coinage, and how […]

United States 1999 Connecticut 50 State Quarter

United States 1999 Connecticut 50 State Quarter

Description: Between 1999 and 2008, the 50 State Quarters circulating commemorative coin program honored each state in the order in which it joined the Union. The series was authorized by Public Law 105-124 on December 1, 1997. Five quarters were released every year with a common obverse and different reverses representative of the states being […]

The $1,000 Kennedy Half Dollar Roll Search

The $1,000 Kennedy Half Dollar Roll Search

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   For the past seven years, I had longed for the opportunity to pore through a bank box of half dollars to look for old and valuable coins. I’ve heard and read the stories for years about fellow collectors who had found silver half dollars, Franklin and Walking Liberty […]

2017 U.S. Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set Available Jan. 5

2017 U.S. Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set Available Jan. 5

Sales will open for the 2017 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ (product code 17AP) on January 5 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The five proof-finish quarters in this set have reverse designs honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (IA), Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (DC), Ozark National Scenic Riverways (MO), Ellis Island […]

United States 2016 American Eagle Platinum $100 Proof Coin

United States 2016 American Eagle Platinum $100 Proof Coin

Description: Authorized by Section 524 of Public Law 104-284, American Platinum Eagle coins were first issued in 1997. The Proof and bullion coin program was the culmination of several years of lobbying on the part of Philip Diehl, Director of the U.S. Mint; David L. Ganz, President of the American Numismatic Association (ANA); and Jacques […]

CoinWeek Exclusive Video: First Look at the 2017 American Silver Eagle

CoinWeek Exclusive Video: First Look at the 2017 American Silver Eagle

In this CoinWeek Exclusive segment, we take our 4K video camera into the heart of the United States Mint to capture an inside look at the creation of working dies that will be used to strike the 2017 American Silver Eagle. The American Silver Eagle has been a boon to the hobby of coin collecting […]

 
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