Modern Coins

U.S. Mint Opens Sales for 2016 Gerald Ford $1 Coin Cover May 17

U.S. Mint Opens Sales for 2016 Gerald Ford $1 Coin Cover May 17

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2016 Gerald Ford $1 Coin Cover (product code 16FB) May 17 at noon Eastern Time. This coin cover is the 38th issue in the United States Mint American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series. It includes two circulating quality Gerald Ford Presidential $1 Coins from the first […]

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Gold Buffalo and Gold Eagle Coins: Timeless American Design

Gold Buffalo and Gold Eagle Coins: Timeless American Design

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ….   The United States Mint has really committed itself to the investment-grade bullion game in recent decades, producing and supporting a handful of very popular series, two of them being Gold Eagles and Gold Buffalos. And much like the American Silver Eagle–the official bullion coin of the United States–both […]

Bill Proposes Commemorative Coins Honoring Space Shuttle Challenger, Teacher McAuliffe

Bill Proposes Commemorative Coins Honoring Space Shuttle Challenger, Teacher McAuliffe

By Office of Sen. Kelly Ayotte …..   U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) recently introduced legislation that would require the United States Department of the Treasury to mint a coin in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy and in honor of Christa McAuliffe. Proceeds from sales […]

2016 America the Beautiful Cumberland Gap 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Avail. May 5

2016 America the Beautiful Cumberland Gap 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Avail. May 5

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coin – Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (product code 16AK) starting on May 5 at noon Eastern Time (ET). America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are struck in .999 fine silver and display the “P” mint […]

2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Cumberland Gap 3-Coin Set Avail. May 2

2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Cumberland Gap 3-Coin Set Avail. May 2

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin SetTM – Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (product code 16AE) on May 2 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This set is priced at $9.95 and contains two uncirculated Cumberland Gap National Historical Park quarters–one each from the United States Mint […]

U.S. Congress Passes Breast Cancer Commemorative Coin Bill

U.S. Congress Passes Breast Cancer Commemorative Coin Bill

Bill now heads to Oval Office for president’s signature By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   UPDATE: President Obama signed the bill into law on April 29. On Tuesday, April 19, after a nearly nine-month delay, the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 2722) was released from committee and pass unanimously by the Senate. […]

Bullion and Bullion Coins: The Name of the Game

Bullion and Bullion Coins: The Name of the Game

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   In the coin industry, “bullion” is a word with many connotations. To the extent that older circulating coinage contains silver and gold, many collectible coins are bought and sold according to their intrinsic–or “bullion”–value. But when we say “bullion” in today’s marketplace, we usually mean ingots […]

U.S. Mint Launches Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter

U.S. Mint Launches Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter

United States Mint and National Park Service (NPS) officials launched the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin today honoring Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky. “Modern day explorers and travelers stand in awe at this great break in the Appalachian Mountain chain, which gave passage to thousands seeking something new beyond the horizon,” said […]

By April 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 2016 Betty Ford $10 Gold Coin

United States 2016 Betty Ford $10 Gold Coin

Description: On March 25, 2016, the United States Mint issued the 2016 Betty Ford First Spouse 1/2 oz $10 Gold Coin. The coin is struck in .9999 gold and has a maximum authorized mintage of 10,000 across all product options. The coin was struck at the West Point Mint and carries the “W” mintmark. It […]

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 […]

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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 Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   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 […]

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 […]

 
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