Modern Coins

Hands on with the March of Dimes Special Silver Coin Set – Video: 2:03.

Hands on with the March of Dimes Special Silver Coin Set – Video: 2:03.

Collectors of modern U.S. coins will have to wait until May 4, 2015 to get their hands on the upcoming March of Dimes Special Silver Set from the U.S. Mint. The Set contains a 2015 March of Dimes silver proof dollar coin and two special Roosevelt dime proofs, a P-Mint reverse proof and a W-Mint […]

By March 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Announces 2015 First Spouse Gold Coin Designs

U.S. Mint Announces 2015 First Spouse Gold Coin Designs

The United States Mint announced the new designs for the 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins today, March 16. The four honorees this year are Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Lady Bird Johnson. Coin design information is below. Bess Truman First Spouse Gold Coin Obverse Designer: United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Master […]

By March 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Commemorative Stories: 1986 Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Coin Program

Commemorative Stories: 1986 Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Coin Program

By David Provost for CoinWeek… Author’s Note: This installment of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island coin program story presents how the coin came to be; the conclusion (Part II) will discuss the coin as a collectible. Among all the modern United States commemorative issues, the coins struck for the Statue of Liberty’s 1986 centennial celebration […]

U.S. Mint Reports 1st Day Sales of March of Dimes Commemorative Silver Dollars – Video: 2:44.

U.S. Mint Reports 1st Day Sales of March of Dimes Commemorative Silver Dollars – Video: 2:44.

In what’s likely to go down as a “soft launch”, the 2015 March of Dimes commemorative silver dollar program went on sale earlier this week. CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan discusses the U.S. Mint 1st day sales figures and how they compare to the earlier release of the U.S. Marshals commemorative silver dollar coin. Copyright © CoinWeek 2015 […]

2015 Native American $1 Coin Products Available March 19

2015 Native American $1 Coin Products Available March 19

The United States Mint will open sales for product options containing circulating quality 2015 Native American $1 Coins beginning on March 19 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Available product options and their prices are as follows: Orders will be accepted at http://catalog.usmint.gov, and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment […]

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CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – March 13, 2015 – Video: 7:58

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – March 13, 2015 – Video: 7:58

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses the upcoming Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo to be held at the end of March in Baltimore, Maryland. Also, Charles interviews coin designer Thomas D. Rogers, Sr., designer of the 2016 Native American dollar coin reverse, discusses this week’s U.S. Mint sales figures, and takes on the 1995-W American Silver […]

2015 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins Available as of March 12

2015 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins Available as of March 12

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 12 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Available product options are as follows: There is no maximum mintage limit for the American Eagle Gold Proof Coins. Customer demand will determine the number of coins produced. American Eagle […]

By March 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2002: Ambras Castle (Schloß Ambras) 10 Euro Silver Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2002: Ambras Castle (Schloß Ambras) 10 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Ambras Castle | Schloß Ambras  (2002) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) Specifications: The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine […]

By March 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 U.S. Marshals $1 Silver Commemorative Proof Coin – Video: 4:56

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 U.S. Marshals $1 Silver Commemorative Proof Coin – Video: 4:56

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes a cool coin that recently arrived at the CoinWeek offices. Its a 2015 U.S. Marshals $1 Silver Commemorative Proof Coin from the United States Mint. Fans of the old west and the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency will enjoy this new legal tender commemorative coin series, which also features a gold $5 […]

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2015 U.S. Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set Available March 10

2015 U.S. Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set Available March 10

The 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set (product code PE5) will be available for purchase starting March 10, at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Priced at $18.95, this set contains four proof finish Presidential $1 Coins from the U.S. Mint at San Francisco, featuring the portraits of Presidents Harry S. Truman, Dwight […]

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Royal Mint UK Releases Fifth Portrait First Edition and ‘First and Last’ Edition Coin Sets

Royal Mint UK Releases Fifth Portrait First Edition and ‘First and Last’ Edition Coin Sets

By The Royal Mint….   Following the unveiling of the new coinage portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, The Royal Mint has released the definitive fifth portrait first edition and combined ‘first and last’ edition annual sets, continuing the celebration of what is recognized as a vintage year for UK coins. The Fifth Definitive Coinage […]

2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Available March 13

2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Available March 13

Celebrating 75 years of preventing disease and disability in our children Background President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s personal struggle with polio led him to create the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (now known as the March of Dimes) on January 3, 1938, at a time when polio was on the rise. The Foundation established patient aid […]

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CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

CoinWeek IQ: American Silver Eagles, February 2015 Report

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   This month we mark the debut of the CoinWeek American Silver Eagle Price Guide and discuss month-to-month changes in the Eagle market. Stat heads rejoice! Our Approach We set out with CoinWeek’s American Silver Eagle Price Guide to offer collectors a no-nonsense guide to the range […]

Melbourne Mint to Sell Ned Kelly Silver Coin

Melbourne Mint to Sell Ned Kelly Silver Coin

Some 45 years since Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ordered the cessation of all minting activity at the Melbourne branch of the Royal Mint, it is with honour that Melbourne Mint operates today from the original Mint building – a building that has stood tall through 143 years. Initially constructed in 1872, The Melbourne Mint […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Public CCAC Meeting Scheduled for March 5

Public CCAC Meeting Scheduled for March 5

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for March 5, 2015. A public forum will occur the following day on March 6, 2015. Date: March 5, 2015. Time: 9:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Location: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther […]

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2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Homestead National Monument of America Available March 3

2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Homestead National Monument of America Available March 3

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Homestead National Monument of America (product code NF5) on March 3 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). The America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set – Homestead National Monument of America contains two uncirculated quality quarters—one each from the […]

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Updated: March of Dimes Commemorative Set to Include 90% Silver Roosevelt Proof, Reverse Proof

Updated: March of Dimes Commemorative Set to Include 90% Silver Roosevelt Proof, Reverse Proof

UPDATE (2/24/2015): According to Vol. 80, No. 36 of the Federal Registry, the Treasury Department and the United States Mint have established a retail price of $61.95 USD for the 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set.   To see CoinWeek’s must-see video news feature “What we Know about the March of Dimes Commemorative Set”, […]

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Harry S. Truman $1 Coin Cover Available on Feb. 26

Harry S. Truman $1 Coin Cover Available on Feb. 26

The United States Mint will open sales at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Feb. 26 for the Harry S. Truman $1 Coin Cover, the 33rd issue in the American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series. The coin cover includes two circulating quality Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coins from the first day of mintage–Nov. 17, […]

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Coin Curveball Thrown for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Coin Curveball Thrown for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

By the Royal Australian Mint….   The beloved Melbourne Cricket Ground and the iconic cricket ball have become the shining stars of a stunning curved silver collectible coin released by the Royal Australian Mint under license from the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The ICC Cricket World Cup is […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
A Case for Modern Coins

A Case for Modern Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 7/17/2014.   To some collectors, “modern” is a dirty word, signifying the worst of everything in the hobby. The worst coins. The worst monetary policy. The worst design. To others, “modern” represents something democratic and personal. The money we use every […]

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Austrian Mint Unveils “Quaternary Period”, Fifth and Final Silver Coin Prehistoric Series

Austrian Mint Unveils “Quaternary Period”, Fifth and Final Silver Coin Prehistoric Series

The Austrian Mint released today the fifth and final silver coin in its series exploring prehistoric dinosaurs, known as “Back from the Dead.” Thomas Pesendorfer, chief engraver of the Austrian Mint, chose to incorporate the well-known woolly mammoth on both sides of the coin. The obverse displays a dominating profile of the woolly mammoth, with […]

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2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ Available on Feb. 20

2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ Available on Feb. 20

Sales will open for the 2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set (product code Q5H) on Feb. 20 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). This year’s set, priced at $31.95, includes five quarters honoring Homestead National Monument of America (Nebraska), Kisatchie National Forest (Louisiana), Blue Ridge Parkway (North Carolina), Bombay Hook […]

By February 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Traditional U.S. Mint Sets Losing Ground to Other Mint Products

The Coin Analyst: Traditional U.S. Mint Sets Losing Ground to Other Mint Products

Guest Column by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez… One of the first things I did when I got into coin collecting was write to the U.S. Mint so I could order my first uncirculated coin set. You might remember placing U.S. Mint mail orders, too, and addressing them to the customer service center at 10001 Aerospace Drive, Lanham, […]

By February 9, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Video News Update: March of Dimes Special Collector Set. Video: 2:35.

CoinWeek Video News Update: March of Dimes Special Collector Set. Video: 2:35.

In this CoinWeek Video News Update, Editor Charles Morgan details what we know about the recently announced 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set from the United States Mint. The set marks the first time the U.S. Mint has produced a 90% silver W-Mint dime and a 90% silver Reverse Proof dime. NOTE: Make sure you select […]

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Austrian Mint Designer Helmut Andexlinger discusses Sold Out 2015 Cosmology Coin

Austrian Mint Designer Helmut Andexlinger discusses Sold Out 2015 Cosmology Coin

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The Austrian Mint’s 2015 Niobium 25 euro coin has sold out, according to Kirsten Petersen of the Austrian Mint. The coin, which sports a mid-century modern design aesthetic, shows a cosmos filled with planets and stars and celebrates mankind’s efforts to peak beyond the protective envelope of our planet. To see the CoinWeek […]

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Kennedy Half Dollar Product Options Available on Feb. 12

Kennedy Half Dollar Product Options Available on Feb. 12

The United States Mint will offer bags and rolls of 2015 Kennedy half dollars starting on Feb. 12 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). Available product options and their prices are as follows: PRODUCT CODE PRODUCT OPTION* MINTMARK PRICE KN7 200-Coin Bag “P” or “D” $139.95 KN8 Two-Roll Set (20 coins per roll) “P” and […]

By February 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
American Silver Eagle Season Begins

American Silver Eagle Season Begins

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Silver Eagles are now collected by more people than about any other series on the planet. In recent years an annual tradition in the numismatic world has begun at the beginning of every calendar year. Starting in January the U.S. Mint commences delivery of United […]

By February 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CCAC Meeting Reveals How New Coin Design Process Works, Part 1: The Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

CCAC Meeting Reveals How New Coin Design Process Works, Part 1: The Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Who’s responsible for bad coin design? Not the CCAC, says CoinWeek Assistant Editor Hubert Walker in this three-part report and commentary. Last week I spent the most educational seven hours on the phone that I’ve ever sat through in my entire life. I learned a lot about contemporary coins, coin […]

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U.S. Mint News: Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin Products Available on Feb. 5

U.S. Mint News: Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin Products Available on Feb. 5

The United States Mint will accept orders for Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin product options starting on Feb. 5 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). Available product options and prices are as follows:    PRODUCT OPTION         PRODUCT CODE        PRICE        Presidential $1 Coin 25-Coin Roll […]

By January 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Modern Coin News: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin First Day Sales Figures Released

Modern Coin News: U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coin First Day Sales Figures Released

By CoinWeek News Staff…. The U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins went on sale yesterday, January 29, at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). The coins, authorized by Public Law 112-104, celebrate the 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Marshals, the longest-serving law enforcement agency in the federal government. Today, the U.S. Mint released first day sales figures […]

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