Modern Coins

U.S. Mint Announces October Release of 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set

U.S. Mint Announces October Release of 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set

by Louis Golino for Coin Week For several years collectors of American silver eagles have speculated about whether the U.S. Mint would issue a limited edition set of American silver eagles to mark the coin’s 25th anniversary in 2011. The coin was first produced in 1986. This issue has been on collector’s minds ever since […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Suspends Sales of Gold Commemorative Coins to Develop New Pricing Structure.

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Suspends Sales of Gold Commemorative Coins to Develop New Pricing Structure.

by Louis Golino for Coin Week Within hours of the publication on August 11 of my column on exploding gold prices (http://www.coinweek.com/bullion-report/the-coin-analyst-the-explosion-in-gold-prices-and-the-gold-coin-market/), the U.S. Mint removed the $5 gold commemorative coins that I recommended to readers from its web site (http://www.usmint.gov) for repricing. The spot price of gold had reached the point that the Mint […]

Austrian Mint Announces Fourth Coin in “Rome on the Danube” Series

Austrian Mint Announces Fourth Coin in “Rome on the Danube” Series

September 7, 2011, Vienna – the Austrian Mint will issue today the fourth coin in the silver coin series “Rome on the Danube.” The new coin features the thriving town of Aguntum, a well- established center of commerce and trade, founded as early as 30 BC. The obverse of the coin shows the profile of […]

The Coin Analyst: World Coin Market Stronger Abroad than in U.S.

The Coin Analyst: World Coin Market Stronger Abroad than in U.S.

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek The U.S. numismatic press covers U.S. coins and the U.S. coin market in much greater depth than it devotes to the world coin market and world coins. Coin World’s monthly special edition and Krause Press’ World Coin News provide useful coverage, but in general world coins do not receive the […]

Downies Presents the 2011 Tasmanian Tiger Lenticular Coin

Downies Presents the 2011 Tasmanian Tiger Lenticular Coin

Uniquely beautiful, majestically powerful and once abundant, the Thylacine was an animal like no other. Paying tribute to the last of this species, Downies is proud to announce the newest additions to their unwavering range, the 2011 Tasmanian Tiger Lenticular Coins. Showcasing an eight part moving image of ‘Benjamin’ moving from the back of his […]

By August 3, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Perth Mint – August 2011 Product Releases

The Perth Mint – August 2011 Product Releases

The Perth Mint This year’s beautiful Celebrate Australia releases portray stunning Australian landscapes and marine environments inscribed on the World Heritage List. Struck in aluminium bronze these lovely coins make a wonderful memento or gift. They are available as individual coins or as a five-coin collection. The characters from such classic tales as Robin Hood, […]

NGC Certifies 2010-P Yellowstone 5 Ounce Error

NGC Certifies 2010-P Yellowstone 5 Ounce Error

NGC (www.ngccoin.com) has discovered what may be the first error in the America the Beautiful five ounce series. The coin, a 2010-P Yellowstone, has a matte Specimen finish on the Washington side and a brilliant, lustrous finish on the other. This error appears to be unique at present, but it is possible that others await […]

NGC Recognizes New Variety of 2010­P Grand Canyon 5 Ounce Specimen Issue

NGC Recognizes New Variety of 2010­P Grand Canyon 5 Ounce Specimen Issue

Sarasota, Florida — The first variety in the America the Beautiful five ounce silver coin series has been discovered and will now be recognized by NGC (http://www.ngccoin.com). The variety, (http://www.ngccoin.com/vpcategories.aspx) designated “Light Finish” by NGC, is so far seen only on the 2010-P Grand Canyon Specimen issues. The U.S. Mint strikes two types of five […]

Coin Analyst Special Report: Congress May End Dollar Coin Program

Coin Analyst Special Report: Congress May End Dollar Coin Program

By Louis Golino for Coin Week Major print and broadcast media seldom focus on coins. But in the past two weeks the news media has devoted considerable attention to an issue that coin collectors are well aware of, namely, the oversupply of $1 coins. This includes both the presidential dollar coins created through a 2005 […]

The Coin Analyst: Focusing on Modern Key Coins

The Coin Analyst: Focusing on Modern Key Coins

by Louis Golino for Coin Week If you enjoy collecting modern U.S. Mint coins, it is easy to be overwhelmed by all the choices available. Collectors frequently complain about how it is impossible to buy all of the Mint’s annual offerings unless one is very wealthy. But I have never understood why even a collector […]

Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps”? – Another View

Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps”? – Another View

Editors Note: The following is a letter we received following publication of an article on June 23rd by Louis Golino, “Are MS-70 Coins Value Traps” We felt the subject important enough to remove this from the comments section and post it as another viewpoint on the topic. After reading “Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps?“, I […]

The Perth Mint July 2011 New Coin Releases

The Perth Mint July 2011 New Coin Releases

The Perth Mint July is already upon us, and as anticipated, we have an exceptional range of new coin releases to showcase this month. The 90th anniversary of the creation of Ginger Meggs, Australia’s longest running comic strip, is celebrated. Created by Jimmy Bancks, the comic strip was first introduced in the Sydney Sunday Sun […]

The Perth Mint – New Coin Releases for June 2011

The Perth Mint – New Coin Releases for June 2011

The Perth Mint June is proving to be another exciting month at The Perth Mint with an immense range of new coin releases. After the unprecedented success of the previous series, Australian Sea Life II is launched. The first coin in this series depicts a Hawksbill Turtle which can be found in the coral reefs […]

By June 15, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
NGC to Certify San Francisco Mint Silver Eagles

NGC to Certify San Francisco Mint Silver Eagles

West Coast Coins Distinguished on Grading Label The U. S. Mint’s recent announcement that its production of Uncirculated Silver American Eagle bullion coins will be supplemented with coins minted at San Francisco came as a delightful surprise to collectors. Though these SAE coins will not carry the ‘S’ mintmark of San Francisco, they will be […]

US Mint News Roundup – 2011 Proof Buffalo, Grant Presidential Dollar, Platinum Proof Eagle, Yellowstone 5 oz ATB

US Mint News Roundup – 2011 Proof Buffalo, Grant Presidential Dollar, Platinum Proof Eagle, Yellowstone 5 oz ATB

2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin Now Available The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2011 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin on May 19 at noon Eastern Time (ET). There is no mintage or household order limit for this product. The designs on the obverse (heads side) and reverse (tails side) of […]

“Rub and Sniff” Marijuana Coin to be Released

“Rub and Sniff” Marijuana Coin to be Released

Paying tribute to one of the world’s favourite drugs, Benin has launched its first legal tender 44mm Marijuana Scented Silver Plated coin. Set for release May 20 2011, the “Rub and Sniff” design is one of the few scented coins in numismatics. Distinctively leaf shaped, this iconic 2011 coin releases the aroma of cannabis when […]

Mortality, Abdication and Power – The Three Kings of 1936

Mortality, Abdication and Power – The Three Kings of 1936

Paying tribute to George V, Edward VIII and George VI, Downies is pleased to announce the newest addition to their unwavering range, The Three Kings of 1936. Infamously characterised by mortality, voluntary abdication and eventual power, the Three Kings of 1936 ultimately shaped the future and fate of the British Monarchy throughout this one incredible […]

By April 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
2009 Ultra High Relief gold $20 on the move upward

2009 Ultra High Relief gold $20 on the move upward

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com First published in the April 4, 2011, Special Edition of Coin World One of the bigger winners among the recent issues produced by the U.S. Mint is the 2009 Saint-Gaudens, Ultra High Relief gold $20 double eagle. The coins first went on sale the week of Jan. 22, 2009, at […]

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2011 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ Available March 17

2011 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ Available March 17

The 2011 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set will be available for purchase on March 17 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set contains proof versions of the second five coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, bearing reverse (tails side) designs honoring Gettysburg National Military Park (Pennsylvania), Glacier National Park […]

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The Three Major Eras Of Modern Proof Sets

The Three Major Eras Of Modern Proof Sets

Having criticized the generic term “The Mint” several times in the past few years for actions which were sometimes the fault of the Treasury Department or Congress or others, I thought it might be a good time for me to compliment the United States Mint proper for one of its generally successful numismatic programs, the […]

By February 18, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Gold, silver bullion on rise, but ATB 5-oz silver coins settle down

Gold, silver bullion on rise, but ATB 5-oz silver coins settle down

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com First published in the February 28, 2011 issue of Coin World On Feb. 8, silver and gold made a big jump as the U.S. dollar showed signs of weakening and the market reacted to China increasing interest rates in an effort to fight inflation. However, the 2010 America the Beautiful […]

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ATB 5-ounce Silver Quarter Market Still Robust

ATB 5-ounce Silver Quarter Market Still Robust

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com/ First published in the Feb. 21, 2011, issue of Coin World. Collectors are still paying huge premiums for 2010 America the Beautiful 5-ounce .999 fine silver bullion coins and completed transactions on eBay continue to document the market as it progresses. While the nine authorized purchasers that purchased these coins […]

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NEW BOOK: 100 GREATEST U.S. MODERN COINS

NEW BOOK: 100 GREATEST U.S. MODERN COINS

Whitman Publishing announces the release of 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, by Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett. In this beautifully illustrated book, two celebrated numismatists take the reader on a guided tour of the circulating, bullion, and commemorative issues so avidly sought by collectors today. The book will be available February 21, 2011, online (including […]

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NGC Certifies Newly-Discovered Platinum Eagle Variety

NGC Certifies Newly-Discovered Platinum Eagle Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced that they have certified a newly-discovered platinum eagle variety. The latest oddity to surface in the U. S. Mint’s American Eagle Bullion Coin series is a 2007-W platinum $100 piece in proof with an obvious die-polishing error. This popular coin type, which features a facing eagle with wings outstretched, […]

Big money for 2010 silver ATB 5-ounce coins on eBay

Big money for 2010 silver ATB 5-ounce coins on eBay

By Steve Roach – Rare Coin Market Report – First published in the January 24, 2011, issue of Coin World The first 2010 America the Beautiful 5-ounce .999 fine silver bullion coins have entered the marketplace and collectors have responded by paying huge prices for the five-coin set on eBay. While the Dec. 20 Market […]

By January 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Low Mintages To Create New Modern Rarities

Low Mintages To Create New Modern Rarities

By Steve Roach – The Rare Coin Market Report Blog The U.S. Mint’s Dec. 1 announcement that it is placing tighter than expected mintage limits on the new 2010 America the Beautiful 5-ounce .999 fine silver bullion quarter dollars may result in the creation of some new modern rarities. The large (3 inches in diameter) […]

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New Lincoln Dollar Coins to be Available on November 18th

New Lincoln Dollar Coins to be Available on November 18th

United States Mint to launch new coin at 16th President’s summer home Presidential $1 Coins bearing the image of one of our Nation’s most admired leaders will enter into circulation on November 18. In honor of the release of the new Abraham Lincoln Presidential $1 Coin, the United States Mint invites the public to a […]

By November 3, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profile: 2000-W Library of Congress Bicentennial Bimetallic Ten Dollars

Coin Profile: 2000-W Library of Congress Bicentennial Bimetallic Ten Dollars

The First and Only Bimetalic Commemorative Coin Minted by the US The Library of Congress, founded on April 24, 1800, is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. Also the world’s largest library, it houses 119 million items– 18 million books; two million recordings; 12 million photographs; four million maps; and 53 million manuscripts. The library’s […]

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Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Coins Minted After 1934 tend to be Very Common, 1793 to 1933 is the Classic Era – Part One

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Coins Minted After 1934 tend to be Very Common, 1793 to 1933 is the Classic Era – Part One

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #23 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Last week’s column was about dealer recommendations for new collectors who seek coins valued at $250, more or less, with consideration of a few that are valued at more than $1000. Among the experts that […]

By November 3, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Collecting Modern Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Collecting Modern Coins

News and Analysis on coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #24 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The purpose this week is to put forth clear, constructive points regarding the collecting of modern U.S. coins. Readers who are already familiar with modern coins may wish to skip to section three, where John Albanese, […]

By October 27, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
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