Modern Coins

The Coin Analyst – The New “Golden Age” of Modern U.S. Coin Design Revisited: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same?

The Coin Analyst – The New “Golden Age” of Modern U.S. Coin Design Revisited: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   Perhaps few topics are more central to numismatics than the designs that appear on the coins we collect. Some people like to study mintage levels, the physical characteristics of coins and other issues, but at the end of the day it is really all, or at least mostly, […]

Cumberland Gap Quarter Launch Ceremony Set for April 11

Cumberland Gap Quarter Launch Ceremony Set for April 11

Local school kids take charge of ceremony welcoming the 32nd America the Beautiful Quarters® Program WHAT: Join the fun, Monday, April 11, 2016, when two Middlesboro Elementary School fourth-grade students take the helm at the United States Mint launch ceremony for the America the Beautiful Quarters coin honoring Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. The event […]

By April 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
New British Coins Honor Beatrix Potter, Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

New British Coins Honor Beatrix Potter, Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Two new British commemorative coins–honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday and famous children’s book author Beatrix Potter, respectively–are stirring excitement among coin collectors and the general public. The commemorative £5 pound coins honoring the monarch’s birthday are enjoying jubilant popularity – especially since Elizabeth is the first British […]

Royal Canadian Mint: First Ever $1 Million Face Value Gold Coin for Sale

Royal Canadian Mint: First Ever $1 Million Face Value Gold Coin for Sale

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   A 2007 Canadian $1 million gold coin is in the process of being offered for sale by GoldCore, a gold broker headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The $1 million Canadian coin, one of just five ever minted, is one of the rarest and purest gold coins in the world […]

2016 American Eagle 1 oz Gold Uncirculated Coin Goes on Sale April 7

2016 American Eagle 1 oz Gold Uncirculated Coin Goes on Sale April 7

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin (product code 16EH) starting April 7 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Pricing for the coin is in accordance with the Mint pricing schedule for gold coins. These products are priced according to the range in which they appear […]

By April 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
2016 American Buffalo 1 oz Gold Proof Coin Avail. March 31

2016 American Buffalo 1 oz Gold Proof Coin Avail. March 31

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin (product code 16EL) starting March 31 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin has been priced in accordance with the United States Mint pricing schedule for gold coins. Current pricing information is available here. Orders will be accepted […]

By March 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Guest Commentary – Early Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Rolls Far Rarer than Believed

Guest Commentary – Early Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Rolls Far Rarer than Believed

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com …… There was a time when Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) rolls of coins were available in large quantities. Coins of every date and denomination, minted in the 1950s, ’40s and even the ’30s could be acquired with little or no difficulty. But that was 50 years ago. Today, the […]

Modern Coins – A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Chinese Silver Panda Coins

Modern Coins – A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Chinese Silver Panda Coins

2013 Chinese Silver Panda By Peter Anthony – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …….   A look at how others collect Chinese Panda coins may help you get your own collection started. A walk through one of China’s coin markets will reveal an amazing number of different types of Panda coins. On one shelf you can find […]

2016 U.S. Mint Proof Set Sales Open April 1

2016 U.S. Mint Proof Set Sales Open April 1

The 2016 United States Mint Proof Set (product code 16RG) will be available for purchase starting April 1 at noon Eastern Time (EDT). This set includes the following coins from the bureau’s San Francisco facility: Three Presidential $1 Coins honoring Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, and Ronald Reagan; Five America the Beautiful Quarters® Program […]

By March 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Baseball’s Golden Glove: The Hall of Fame Commemorative $5 Gold Coin

Baseball’s Golden Glove: The Hall of Fame Commemorative $5 Gold Coin

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   The most popular–and arguably the most beautiful–United States gold commemorative coin is probably still the 1915 Panama-Pacific $50 piece (especially the octagonal variety). It’s the stuff of fantasy league coin collecting. But rounding the bases right behind is a stone cold rookie: the 2014 $5 gold […]

Bullion Coins – U.S. Mint Confirms New American Gold Eagle Die Variety

Bullion Coins – U.S. Mint Confirms New American Gold Eagle Die Variety

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   United States Mint officials confirmed that thousands of 2016 American Eagle one-ounce gold bullion coins feature a high-relief die variety and have been released into public distribution channels. The design devices on the high-relief variety rise above the height of the coin’s rim, making it difficult to stack […]

United States Presidential $1 Coins: A Golden Opportunity

United States Presidential $1 Coins: A Golden Opportunity

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Since Dwight D. Eisenhower last appeared on our coinage in 1978, the American public has been slow to accept the idea of a dollar coin. Some people blame its confusing size; after all, how can a coin the size of a quarter be worth a dollar? […]

Modern US Coins – 100th Anniversary National Park Service Commemoratives Avail. March 24

Modern US Coins – 100th Anniversary National Park Service Commemoratives Avail. March 24

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2016 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service Commemorative Coins March 24 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Public Law 113-291 authorizes the United States Mint to mint and issue 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 silver dollar coins, and 750,000 half dollar clad coins to commemorate the […]

By March 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Modern US Coins – Betty Ford First Spouse Gold Coin Avail. March 25

Modern US Coins – Betty Ford First Spouse Gold Coin Avail. March 25

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for Betty Ford First Spouse Gold Coins (product codes 16SC and 16SD) starting March 25 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The obverse features a portrait of Mrs. Ford with the inscriptions “BETTY FORD,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2016,” “38th,” and “1974-1977.” The obverse was designed by […]

By March 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
New Designs for 2017 Boys Town, Platinum Eagle, High Relief Gold Coins

New Designs for 2017 Boys Town, Platinum Eagle, High Relief Gold Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) (www.ccac.gov) convened on March 15 to review numerous obverse and reverse design candidates for the 2017 20th Anniversary American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin, the 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Program, and 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal. […]

Special Wartime Coins, Currency Helped Win WWII 70 Years Ago

Special Wartime Coins, Currency Helped Win WWII 70 Years Ago

By Littleton Coin Company ………..   While the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II has come and gone, I’m reminded of the emergency wartime money that contributed to the great Allied victory. Steel pennies saved copper for the war effort, silver 5¢ coins saved nickel, and special paper money was issued for […]

2017 Boys Town Gold, Silver Commemorative Design Candidates

2017 Boys Town Gold, Silver Commemorative Design Candidates

By CoinWeek News Staff….   In an email dated March 14, Michael White of the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications released the following mock-up images of proposed designs for the obverse and reverse of the 2017 Boys Town Centennial commemorative coin program. The Boys Town commemorative program includes a $5 gold coin, a […]

Design Candidates for 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin

Design Candidates for 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   In an email dated March 14, Michael White of the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications released the following design candidates for the obverse and reverse of the American Liberty High Relief Gold coin. Obverse Reverse *** The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will discuss these and other […]

U.S. Mint Reveals Designs for 2017 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coin

U.S. Mint Reveals Designs for 2017 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   In an email dated March 14, Michael White of the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications released the following images of proposed designs for the obverse and reverse of the 2017 20th Anniversary American Eagle Platinum Proof coin. The designs are actually the obverse and reverse from the […]

Nancy Reagan Coin Marks End of First Spouse Program

Nancy Reagan Coin Marks End of First Spouse Program

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   With the death of Nancy Reagan on March 6, 2016, interest is mounting for the Nancy Reagan First Spouse half-ounce $10 gold coin, currently slated for release in July. Even before the 94-year-old former first lady passed away, many within the numismatic community (and the public at large) […]

The Coin Analyst – Domed Basketball Coins More Likely Miss than Hit if Issued in 2019

The Coin Analyst – Domed Basketball Coins More Likely Miss than Hit if Issued in 2019

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   As reported recently in CoinWeek, a bill (H.R. 4592) was introduced in the House of Representatives on February 23 that proposes issuing a set of three coins (half dollar, silver dollar, and $5 gold coin) in 2019 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall […]

Domed Shape for 2019 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins Proposed

Domed Shape for 2019 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins Proposed

Design competition will be open to the general public By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   A bill authorizing the production of dome-shaped coins commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Basketball Hall of Fame (H.R. 4592) was introduced to Congress on February 23, 2016 by Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal (D-MA1). It now sits with the […]

Choosing a Key Date Clad Roosevelt Dime

Choosing a Key Date Clad Roosevelt Dime

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com ….   We are 47 years into the clad era and the dust is yet to settle. Even though there’s a lot of action to be had, it seems the hobby as a whole can give the clad era one great big shrug of the shoulders. We […]

Collecting All 2015 U.S. Coins Costs A Pretty Penny

Collecting All 2015 U.S. Coins Costs A Pretty Penny

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   Have you ever wondered what it would cost to collect all the different coins that the United States Mint released each year? I’m not talking about the various coin sets and products, but rather one specimen of each available coin. For example, if you wanted to acquire the […]

The Proof Reverse Washington Quarter (1956-1964): An Unprecedented Variety, Pt. 3

The Proof Reverse Washington Quarter (1956-1964): An Unprecedented Variety, Pt. 3

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com ……   In Part I and Part II of this article I discussed the history, attributes, legends, intrigue, and ongoing controversy surrounding these exceptional coins. I described how I and an increasing number of noted numismatists believe the Philadelphia Mint’s error in judgement led to their creation and […]

By February 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Designs Approved for Ellis Island, Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Quarters

Designs Approved for Ellis Island, Effigy Mounds America the Beautiful Quarters

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a quick, one-hour public meeting today to approve designs for the 2017 Effigy Mounds National Monuments and Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) America the Beautiful Quarter reverses. Prior to the meeting, candidate designs had been forwarded to CoinWeek by Michael White […]

By February 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The TYPE B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters of 1956-1964 An Unprecedented Variety Part 2

The TYPE B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters of 1956-1964 An Unprecedented Variety Part 2

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com …… In PART I of this series I presented background information regarding the unique nine-coin series of Washington Quarters coined at the Philadelphia Mint from 1956-64. They were struck with the historic regular issue obverse Washington artwork, but simultaneously possessed reverse design elements identical with those only found […]

By February 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint to sell Pat Nixon First Spouse Gold Coins Feb. 18

U.S. Mint to sell Pat Nixon First Spouse Gold Coins Feb. 18

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for Patricia Nixon First Spouse Gold Coins starting on February 18 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The obverse design features a portrait of Mrs. Nixon with the inscriptions “PATRICIA NIXON,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2016,” “37th,” and “1969-1974.” The obverse for this 2016 First Spouse Series […]

By February 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Announces 2016 First Spouse Gold Coin Designs

U.S. Mint Announces 2016 First Spouse Gold Coin Designs

  The United States Mint today officially announced the new designs for the Patricia Nixon and Betty Ford First Spouse Gold Coins that will be released this year. Information about the designs is below. Patricia Nixon First Spouse Gold Coin The reverse design features stylized figures standing hand-in-hand surrounding a globe, symbolizing Mrs. Nixon’s commitment […]

By February 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Modern Coins – Long Beach Expo Visitors See U.S. Mint Reagan Coin Designs

Modern Coins – Long Beach Expo Visitors See U.S. Mint Reagan Coin Designs

By Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (Long Beach Expo) …..   Visitors on the closing day of the February 2016 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo received a numismatic treat. Representatives of the United States Mint displayed the just-announced selected designs for the upcoming Ronald Reagan Presidential dollar […]

By February 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
 
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