Modern Coins

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 →
Chinese New Year Coins

Chinese New Year Coins

2016 Cook Islands 5 oz Silver Mother of Pearl Year of the Monkey The most important of the traditional Chinese holidays, the Chinese New Year (also known as the Chinese Lunar New Year) has become a much-celebrated event not only in China but in countries around the world. Beginning on the first day of the […]

By February 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
United States Mint News: Shawnee National Forest Quarter Launch

United States Mint News: Shawnee National Forest Quarter Launch

31st America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin celebrates the unique natural heritage of Illinois In Harrisburg, Illinois, the United States Mint joined the National Forest Service on February 4 to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Shawnee National Forest. The quarter’s reverse depicts a close view of Camel Rock with natural vegetation in […]

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U.S. Mint to Launch 1st Quarter of 2016 Hon. Shawnee National Forest Feb. 4

U.S. Mint to Launch 1st Quarter of 2016 Hon. Shawnee National Forest Feb. 4

The United States Mint will join the National Forest Service to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Shawnee National Forest Thursday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m. Central Time (CT). The ceremony will be held at the Southeastern Illinois College Deaton Gymnasium in Harrisburg, Illinois. Invited guests include U.S. Senators Mark Kirk and […]

By February 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst – The Trio of 2016 Liberty Centennial Gold Coins Likely to Remain in Demand for Years

The Coin Analyst – The Trio of 2016 Liberty Centennial Gold Coins Likely to Remain in Demand for Years

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …. *Updated to include remarks by former CCAC Chairman Gary Marks. My CoinWeek colleague, Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez, recently wrote about the upcoming Liberty centennial gold coins that will be issued to honor the 100th anniversary of the release of the Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter, and Walking Liberty half dollar in […]

By January 28, 2016 6 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #15: For Coins, this is a Postmodern Era – Audio 20:05

CoinWeek Podcast #15: For Coins, this is a Postmodern Era – Audio 20:05

CoinWeek authors Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker posit that we are no longer in the modern era of U.S. coins, but instead, in a postmodern era. One where our coinage is self-conscious and lacks the strength of coins issued from 1932 through the mid-1980s. Why is this? And what exactly did the modern era of […]

By January 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Primed for a Repeat? 2016 Liberty Centennial Commemorative Gold Coins and the Modern Market

Primed for a Repeat? 2016 Liberty Centennial Commemorative Gold Coins and the Modern Market

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   Excitement is ramping up for the Liberty centennial 2016 gold coins honoring the vintage-1916 designs of the Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter, and Walking Liberty half dollar. While the United States Mint has not yet announced a release date for this trio of gold coins, many in the coin […]

The Coin Analyst: The First Spouse Gold Series (2007-2016) – A Requiem

The Coin Analyst: The First Spouse Gold Series (2007-2016) – A Requiem

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   The $10 First Spouse half-ounce gold coin series, which debuted in 2007 and ends this year, is a topic I have covered at length for this and other publications over the past six years. As the series begins its long-awaited final year–a year that includes the release of coins […]

By January 18, 2016 8 Comments Read More →
Modern Coins – APMEX First Retailer to Ship 2016 Silver Eagles

Modern Coins – APMEX First Retailer to Ship 2016 Silver Eagles

As the first retailer to ship the U.S. Mint’s 2016 American Silver Eagles, APMEX is pleased to announce the product line is in stock and shipping immediately. APMEX buys directly from the U.S. Mint, unlike many other retailers, and for this reason is able to provide MintDirect® 2016 Silver Eagles. This latest release marks the […]

By January 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Opens Sales for Mark Twain Commemorative Gold Coins

U.S. Mint Opens Sales for Mark Twain Commemorative Gold Coins

The United States Mint opened sales for Mark Twain Commemorative Gold Coins on January 14 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures […]

By January 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
New PCGS VP Excited About Modern Coins and Planned 2016 U.S. Mint Commem Program

New PCGS VP Excited About Modern Coins and Planned 2016 U.S. Mint Commem Program

The United States Mint’s plans for creation of gold coins in 2016 based on classic silver coin designs issued a century earlier could spark a resurgence in the popularity of modern commemoratives, according to Mark Stephenson, Vice President of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com). “2016 is looking like it will be a bounce back year […]

By January 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
American Silver Eagle Year-End Market Wrap-Up: The 1990s

American Silver Eagle Year-End Market Wrap-Up: The 1990s

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek IQ….   Hi folks, and welcome to the latest installment of CoinWeek’s American Silver Eagle Price Guide Analysis. In this article, we cover Proof and Bullion Silver Eagles from 1990-1999 certified by NGC and PCGS. Our analysis of Silver Eagles from the 1980s can be found here. You […]

Mint Cancels 2015 Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets

Mint Cancels 2015 Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……….   The United States Mint has decided it will not release one of its premium items, the Limited Editions Silver Proof Set, in 2015. The product’s expected released was previously listed as “To Be Determined” on the mint’s website. A combination of factors have contributed to the decision, […]

U.S. Mint Silver Products, Sets & More Going off Sale Dec. 30-31

U.S. Mint Silver Products, Sets & More Going off Sale Dec. 30-31

Section 73002 of Public Law 114-94, enacted on December 4, 2015, requires that all proof and uncirculated versions of the American Eagle Silver Dollar issued during calendar year 2016 have a smooth edge incused with a designation that notes the 30th anniversary of the first issue of the American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin. American Eagle […]

By December 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 2

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 2

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Please click here to read Part One of this Article …… Collectors with a “hard money” mentality who want to go beyond familiar series such as the American Silver Eagle and Canadian Maple Leaf have a growing number of options when it comes to one-ounce silver pieces. It could […]

By December 14, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #6: Philip Diehl Talks State Quarters, the Susan B. Anthony Dollar, and the Sacagawea Dollar – Audio: 10:38

CoinWeek Podcast #6: Philip Diehl Talks State Quarters, the Susan B. Anthony Dollar, and the Sacagawea Dollar – Audio: 10:38

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan spoke with Philip N. Diehl at the 2014 ANA World’s Fair of Money and asked the former U.S. Mint Director a series of in-depth questions about his role in the creation of several major U.S. coin programs. Discussed in detail in this podcast: The 50 State Quarters Program, The surprise 1999 […]

By December 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
United States Wins 2016 Coin of the Year Award

United States Wins 2016 Coin of the Year Award

By Connor Falk – World Coin News….   The United States Baseball Hall of Fame cupped clad half dollar has been named Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges in a vote that concluded December 6. An award trophy will be presented February 6, 2016 at the World Money Fair in Berlin, […]

United States Mint Announces 2016 Presidential $1 Coins Designs

United States Mint Announces 2016 Presidential $1 Coins Designs

The United States Mint today officially announced the designs that will appear on the 2016 Presidential $1 Coins honoring former Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford. The coins’ obverses were designed and sculpted by the following talented United States Mint Sculptor-Engravers: Richard M. Nixon Obverse Designer and Sculptor: United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don […]

By December 7, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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