Modern Coins

CCAC Selects New Coin Designs

CCAC Selects New Coin Designs

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) recently held a two-day public meeting on Wednesday, October 7 and Thursday, October 8 at the headquarters of the United States Mint in Washington, D.C. Design candidates for several upcoming coin programs were discussed. The committee’s selections were as follows: 2017 Native American $1 […]

By October 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
First Look: 2017 America the Beautiful Quarter Program Ellis Island Design Candidates – Video: 3:09

First Look: 2017 America the Beautiful Quarter Program Ellis Island Design Candidates – Video: 3:09

CoinWeek breaks down the eight proposed designs for the 2017 America the Beautiful: Ellis Island quarter dollar. In this exclusive video, you will get to see high resolution images of the coins and hear them be described by CoinWeek’s editors. Be sure to “like” and share this exclusive video with all of your collecting friends! […]

First Look: 2017 Lions Clubs International CCAC Design Candidates – Video: 9:05

First Look: 2017 Lions Clubs International CCAC Design Candidates – Video: 9:05

CoinWeek breaks down more than thirty proposed designs for the 2017 Lions Clubs International commemorative silver dollar. In this exclusive video, you will get to see high resolution images of the coins and hear them be described by CoinWeek’s editors. Be sure to “like” and share this exclusive video with all of your collecting friends! […]

First Look: 2017 America the Beautiful Quarter Program Ozark Riverways Design Candidates – Video: 3:54

First Look: 2017 America the Beautiful Quarter Program Ozark Riverways Design Candidates – Video: 3:54

CoinWeek breaks down the proposed designs for the 2017 America the Beautiful: Ozark Riverways quarter dollar. In this exclusive video, you will get to see high resolution images of the coins and hear them be described by CoinWeek’s editors. Be sure to “like” and share this exclusive video with all of your collecting friends! Copyright […]

First Look: 2017 America the Beautiful Quarter Program Frederick Douglass Design Candidates – Video: 3:04

First Look: 2017 America the Beautiful Quarter Program Frederick Douglass Design Candidates – Video: 3:04

CoinWeek breaks down the proposed designs for the 2017 America the Beautiful: Frederick Douglass quarter dollar. In this exclusive video, you will get to see high resolution images of the coins and hear them be described by CoinWeek’s editors. Be sure to “like” and share this exclusive video with all of your collecting friends! Copyright © […]

Bank of Latvia Issues Silver Coin Honoring Composer Dārziņš and His Work

Bank of Latvia Issues Silver Coin Honoring Composer Dārziņš and His Work

By Bank of Latvia….   On Tuesday, 6 October, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) will issue a new 5-euro silver collector coin dedicated to Valse Mélancolique, one of the most excellent pieces of the Latvian symphonic music produced by the likewise brilliant composer Emīls Dārziņš. Ilmārs Blumbergs created the graphic design of the coin, and […]

By October 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bombay Hook 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin Available Oct. 8

Bombay Hook 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin Available Oct. 8

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin-Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (product code SN4) on October 8 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The three-inch coin is priced at $149.95; however, as with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, the […]

By October 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Another Bullion Sell Out for U.S. Mint: Bombay Hook 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coin

Another Bullion Sell Out for U.S. Mint: Bombay Hook 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff….   By Tuesday, September 29, the United States Mint had sold out of the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge 5 oz. silver bullion coin. The coin, the fourth and next-to-last entry in the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters silver bullion series, had been released only a day earlier on the 28th. […]

By October 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Kennedy Gold Coin, Other U.S. Mint Products Officially Sold Out

Kennedy Gold Coin, Other U.S. Mint Products Officially Sold Out

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Friday, September 25, the United States Mint gave notice that the 2014 Kennedy Half Dollar 50th Anniversary Gold Proof Coin was officially “Sold Out” and would no longer be available for order. According to Lateefah Simms of the U.S. Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications, no new inventory will be […]

By September 28, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Malta Issues 450th Anniversary Great Siege Silver Coin

Malta Issues 450th Anniversary Great Siege Silver Coin

By Central Bank of Malta….   On 25 September 2015 Professor Josef Bonnici, Governor of the Central Bank of Malta, and Dr. Joseph M Buttigieg, Chairman of Heritage Malta launched a joint numismatic product commemorating the 450th Anniversary of the Great Siege of Malta of 1565 in an event that marks this important national anniversary […]

By September 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint to Release 8th Silver Coin in Austria by Its Children Series

Austrian Mint to Release 8th Silver Coin in Austria by Its Children Series

On October 7, 2015, the Austrian Mint will issue the eighth silver coin of the well received “Austria by Its Children” program, featuring the eastern province of Burgenland. The obverse of the coin was designed and engraved by mint engraver Helmut Andexlinger (View Designer’s Profile). The design features the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lake […]

By September 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
John F. Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set on Sale Tomorrow

John F. Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set on Sale Tomorrow

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Get your cellphones, tablets and laptops ready and fully charged tonight, because the 2015 John F. Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set goes on sale tomorrow. At noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Wednesday, September 16, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 Coin & Chronicles Set […]

By September 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Can Modern Coins Stand The Test of Time?

The Coin Analyst: Can Modern Coins Stand The Test of Time?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   When it comes to collecting modern coins, Eisenhower dollars, Kennedy half dollars and Lincoln Memorial cents have long proven to be favorites. Year in and year out, these latter-day series (as well as a few others) continue to hold collector interest and are well stocked by coin dealers. They […]

Latvia Issues Silver Collector Coin Dedicated to Poets Rainis and Aspazija

Latvia Issues Silver Collector Coin Dedicated to Poets Rainis and Aspazija

By Bank of Latvia….   On Tuesday, September 8, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a new five-euro silver collector coin, Rainis and Aspazija. This coin celebrates the 150th anniversary of Rainis and Aspazija, two brilliant minds of Latvia. It is a unique coin due to its specific form and minting technique. The graphic design […]

By September 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint to Launch Bombay Hook Quarter September 18

U.S. Mint to Launch Bombay Hook Quarter September 18

Officials from the United States Mint and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will launch the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge quarter Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). The ceremony will be held at the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Smyrna, Delaware. Invited guests include U.S. Senators Tom […]

By September 7, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Releases Coin Celebrating Diwali, The Festival Of Lights

Royal Canadian Mint Releases Coin Celebrating Diwali, The Festival Of Lights

Art, nature, folklore and pop culture also shine brightly on Mint’s newest coins As more and more Canadians join in the celebration of Asian cultural festivals, the Royal Canadian Mint has launched a pair of finely crafted pure gold coins in its first-ever tribute to Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. Artist Sarindar Dhaliwal has […]

Q. David Bowers Eulogizes the Modern Dollar

Q. David Bowers Eulogizes the Modern Dollar

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers In recent months, I have been working on and off on a manuscript for Whitman covering modern dollar coins from 1971 to date. In essence these comprise Eisenhower dollars (1971-1978), Susan B. Anthony dollars (1979-1981 and then a stray issue in 1999), Sacagawea dollars (2000 onward), blending into the […]

Royal Mint Celebrates Longest Reigning Monarch on Series of Precious Metal Coins – Video: 2:50

Royal Mint Celebrates Longest Reigning Monarch on Series of Precious Metal Coins – Video: 2:50

On Wednesday 9 September 2015, The Royal Mint will celebrate with the nation the moment when Her Majesty The Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history. The anniversary surpasses the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria more than a century ago. To celebrate the remarkable journey Her Majesty The Queen has encountered […]

By September 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 1

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 1

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Are you a collector or an investor? The answer doesn’t have to be an either/or proposition. More than a few coin enthusiasts have a favorite series or two they pursue as a hobby while investing in gold and silver bullion for financial insurance. That’s the ideal situation, but what […]

By September 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Mint Issues First World War 100th Anniversary 2015 UK Five-Ounce Coin

Royal Mint Issues First World War 100th Anniversary 2015 UK Five-Ounce Coin

The Royal Mint’s five-year program of First World War commemorations continues with a new five-ounce coin – the second in a series of five-ounce coins marking the 100 year anniversary, each revealing its own unique story. Available in Gold Proof and Silver Proof, the coin’s reverse design is by world-respected sculptor James Butler MBE RA, […]

Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ Available Sept. 3

Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ Available Sept. 3

The 2015 United States Mint Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set (product code JP8) will be available for purchase beginning on September 3 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $9.95, the set includes one uncirculated Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin and one bronze medal with the same likeness […]

By August 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Northern Lights Collector Coin in Canada’s North

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Northern Lights Collector Coin in Canada’s North

The final coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s stunning silver coin series A Story of the Northern Lights was unveiled today in Whitehorse with local community and First Nations leaders. The coin features a soaring raven set against a dazzling holographic sky lit by the northern lights. “This new silver coin merges the old with […]

Charles Morgan Submits Modern Coins to QA Check and Gets His Results! – VIDEO: 17:47.

Charles Morgan Submits Modern Coins to QA Check and Gets His Results! – VIDEO: 17:47.

James Sego & Michael Ellis, QA Check, Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com. The Modern certified coin marketplace has been growing by leaps and bounds in recent years. In this exclusive video, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan has QA Check, a company that sticker’s solid quality certified modern coins, evaluate 20 coins from his personal collection in order […]

Breathtaking 1951-D Washington Quarter in Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XIII Sale

Breathtaking 1951-D Washington Quarter in Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XIII Sale

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   By George! You Look familiar… As CoinWeek’s editors, we individually review each auction in order to plot out our coverage for the month’s events in numismatics. When looking over the lot offerings in Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XIII Sale, we could not help but notice […]

Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins Available August 27

Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins Available August 27

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coin – Lady Bird Johnson on August 27 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The obverse (heads side) design features a stunning portrait of Mrs. Johnson with the inscriptions “LADY BIRD JOHNSON,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2015,” “36th,” and […]

By August 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U. S. Mint to Offer 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set August 24

U. S. Mint to Offer 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set August 24

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set (product code 15RA) starting on August 24 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $14.95, this set includes a tri-fold presentation folder that holds one enhanced uncirculated 2015 Native American $1 Coin—available only in this set–and one $1 Series […]

By August 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin Products On Sale August 18

Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin Products On Sale August 18

The United States Mint will release collectible bags and rolls featuring Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coins on August 18 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). All product options contain circulating quality $1 coins from the bureau’s facilities at Philadelphia or Denver that have never been placed into circulation. The packaging displays the name of […]

By August 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   If you’ve followed our writing at CoinWeek over the years, you’re probably aware of our advocacy for modern circulation strike U.S. coins, specifically coins from 1965 to 1982, or what we like to call the U.S. late modern period. Suffice it to say, we believe that […]

World’s First Maple Leaf-Shaped Coin Headlines Royal Canadian Mint’s New Release of Collector Coins

World’s First Maple Leaf-Shaped Coin Headlines Royal Canadian Mint’s New Release of Collector Coins

Celebration of Yousuf Karsh’s iconic portraits and innovative Year of the Monkey coins also shine a new light on Canada’s heritage Always keen to celebrate Canada through exciting innovations, the Royal Canadian Mint has launched the world’s first maple leaf-shaped coin. The 2015 $20 Fine Silver Coin – The Canadian Maple Leaf is an intricately […]

Dollar Coin Alliance Supports McCain, Enzi Proposal to Replace $1 Bill with Coin

Dollar Coin Alliance Supports McCain, Enzi Proposal to Replace $1 Bill with Coin

By Dollar Coin Alliance…. The Dollar Coin Alliance strongly supports the introduction of the Unified Savings and Accountability Act (USA Act). This legislation, introduced Tuesday in the House and the Senate features provisions that would implement at least $57 billion in cost savings throughout the federal government. Included in the USA Act is a currency […]

By July 30, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
 
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