Modern Coins

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Ing Ing Jong, Perth Mint Coin Designer

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Ing Ing Jong, Perth Mint Coin Designer

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek.com Ing Ing Jong, a Perth Mint coin designer, recently discussed with me her experience as a coin designer and her work on the new American Bald Eagle high relief silver proof coin, a stunning piece that depicts the bird’s profile in exquisite detail.  The coin has a limited mintage of […]

The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar

The Real Diehl: The Inside Story of the Sacagawea Dollar

The Real Diehl is a weekly column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. This is the second in a series of articles in which I give readers an insider’s view of how Washington, DC, works (and doesn’t work) from my perspective as director of the U.S. Mint. The complete story of how […]

200th Anniversary of the Carabinieri Celebrated with New 2 Euro Coin

200th Anniversary of the Carabinieri Celebrated with New 2 Euro Coin

The Italian Mint has announced the release of a 2 euro coin celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Carabinieri. The coin was revealed on April 15th during an official ceremony at the School of the Art of the Medal in Rome. In attendance was Mint Director Dr. Maurizio Prato, Chief of the Ministry of Economy […]

By April 17, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Rare Frosted Freedom Platinum Eagle Variety Offered by GreatCollections

Rare Frosted Freedom Platinum Eagle Variety Offered by GreatCollections

Coin is second discovered from a total mintage of 21 coins.  Unique at PCGS. A scarce production proof error, acknowledged by the U.S. Mint, is being auctioned by GreatCollections, with bidding to end on Sunday, April 27, 2014. The 2007-W $25 Quarter-Ounce Platinum Statue of Liberty coin has the word FREEDOM in frosted type, as […]

The Royal Mint Unveils 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 Coin

The Royal Mint Unveils 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 Coin

The Royal Mint has revealed precious metal variants of the 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 coin. Queen Anne’s reign is one of great interest to many collectors, as it gave rise to a number of numismatic treasures that were struck by The Royal Mint. This period of classic elegance has been recalled […]

The Coin Analyst: CCAC Recommends New Reverse Design for American Silver Eagle Program

The Coin Analyst: CCAC Recommends New Reverse Design for American Silver Eagle Program

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………..  Editor’s Note: A complete rundown of designs considered by the CCAC are included at the bottom of this article. On April 8 the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (www.ccac.gov) held a two-hour telephone meeting to discuss what design should replace the Heraldic eagle that currently appears on the reverse of the American silver […]

The Real Diehl: An Insider’s View of the Mint: Launching the Sacagawea Dollar

The Real Diehl: An Insider’s View of the Mint: Launching the Sacagawea Dollar

The Real Diehl is a weekly column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. The U.S. Mint works closely with the Federal Reserve, so I’m occasionally asked what I think of the Fed. I should start by saying I’m not a Fed-basher. No doubt, I’m in the minority with this opinion, but I […]

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Baseball Commemorative Coins Market Q & A

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Baseball Commemorative Coins Market Q & A

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……….. 1. How much are the 2014 Baseball Commemorative Coins graded at the Baltimore Whitman Expo last week selling for? Will these coins hold their premiums? In the first few days after the Baltimore Whitman expo, coins with special show labels (“Opening Day Releases” for NGC and “First Pitch Baltimore” […]

2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives: I Bought a Modern Coin…and I Liked it.

2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives: I Bought a Modern Coin…and I Liked it.

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Those of you who know my numismatic taste knows that it tends to run to coins dated 1890 and earlier, and coins which are truly rare. I have mostly avoided the modern coin market for a variety of reasons but one stands out: I generally don’t like the designs of […]

Shenandoah National Park Quarter Goes on Sale Today

Shenandoah National Park Quarter Goes on Sale Today

The United States Mint is now offering business strike Shenandoah National Park quarters from the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco mints. The new Shenandoah issue follows the release of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park quarter, which went on sale earlier this year. It is the 22nd coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. […]

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Ike Group Announces Eisenhower Dollar DIVA Coin Catalog. Video: 2:32

Ike Group Announces Eisenhower Dollar DIVA Coin Catalog. Video: 2:32

Andy Oskam, President, Ike Group Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Eisenhower dollars continue to be a collecting series of interest to collectors especially to members of the Ike Group. Issued from 1971 till 1978 this series of dollar sized coins represents one of the least expensive series of collectible series of coin with a plethora of […]

By March 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Brooks Robinson Talks About Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin. VIDEO: 2:09

Brooks Robinson Talks About Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin. VIDEO: 2:09

Brooks Robinson, National Baseball of Fame Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… A lot of people are involved with the new baseball commemorative coin being produced by the US Mint. Baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson was at the Whitman Convention to sign autographs and talk about the new coin. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. March, 2014 Whitman […]

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Young Collector Buys First Baseball Commemorative Coin. VIDEO: 2:01

Young Collector Buys First Baseball Commemorative Coin. VIDEO: 2:01

Cole Bank, Collector Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. The line stretched out of the building as folks queued up to purchase the new Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coin set. At the head of the line was a young man with a baseball hat who wanted to be the first person to add this new piece […]

By March 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting: Changing Trends in Numismatics-A Brief History

Coin Collecting: Changing Trends in Numismatics-A Brief History

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. The market for modern coins has exploded in the last decade. Coin collecting habits in the United States have continued to evolve since the hobby became popular in the late 1850s. Large cents became sought-after when the large format was discontinued. Many […]

2014 United States Mint Proof Sets Available March 25

2014 United States Mint Proof Sets Available March 25

Sales for the 2014 United States Mint Proof Set (product code P16) will open March 25 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). Orders will be accepted at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. The 2014 United States Mint Proof Set will be priced at […]

By March 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
NGC has Expanded CrossOver Service to include MS70, PF70 and SP70 Coins

NGC has Expanded CrossOver Service to include MS70, PF70 and SP70 Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the world’s largest third-party coin grading and authentication service, has announced that it will now accept CrossOver submissions of coins graded MS 70, PF 70 and SP 70. NGC’s CrossOver service allows PCGS-certified coins to be submitted to NGC for grading without removing them from the holders. If NGC assigns the […]

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Fortuna Redux and Other Notable World Coin Releases

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Fortuna Redux and Other Notable World Coin Releases

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………..  1.) Fortuna Redux revisited Last year perhaps the most unusual and innovative world coin ever issued was made by the Mint of Poland (founded in 1766) for the island nation of Niue. It is the six-ounce silver, 24 K selectively-gilded Fortuna Redux coin, the world’s first cylinder-shaped silver coin with amazingly intricate […]

Royal Canadian Mint Congratulates Canada’s Paralympic Team with Lucky Loonies

Royal Canadian Mint Congratulates Canada’s Paralympic Team with Lucky Loonies

Lucky Loonies being sent to communities as thanks for supporting their medal-winning Paralympic athletes The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to congratulate the Canadian Paralympic Team for its many accomplishments at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Games, earning an exceptional 16 medals – 7 gold, 2 silver and 7 bronze. “Canadians were riveted by the […]

2014 Native American Dollars Go On Sale this Week

2014 Native American Dollars Go On Sale this Week

On Thursday, March 20, 2014, the United States Mint will begin to offer rolls, bags, and boxes of 2014 Native American dollars struck at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The coins are the sixth in a series of Native American dollars featuring annually changing reverse designs, authorized by Public Law 110-82 (September 20, 2007). The […]

By March 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
CCAC Releases United States Marshals Commemorative Coin Program Design Candidates

CCAC Releases United States Marshals Commemorative Coin Program Design Candidates

The United States Mint has released the following candidate design images for the 2015 225th Anniversary of the United States Marshals Commemorative Coin Program. The program, authorized by Public Law 112-104, directs the Secretary of the Treasury to mint $5 gold coins, silver dollars, and clad half dollars to honor “225 years of exemplary and […]

By March 14, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Latest Developments in Modern U.S. Coins

The Coin Analyst: Latest Developments in Modern U.S. Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……….. American Platinum Eagles: Return of bullion coins On March 5 the U.S. Mint announced that in response to customer feedback it is resuming production of one-ounce American platinum eagle bullion coins after a hiatus that began in 2009. 2008 was the last year the coins were issued in four sizes (one-tenth, one-quarter, one-half, […]

From Truman to Ford: Presidential Dollar Designs Unveiled

From Truman to Ford: Presidential Dollar Designs Unveiled

The United States Mint has released concept artwork of the designs selected to represent Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. The first four designs (Truman through Kennedy) will be struck in 2015, the remaining two are scheduled for 2016. Since 2007, in accordance with Public Law 109-145, also referred to as the Presidential $1 […]

By March 14, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
CCAC Releases 2016 Native American Dollar Candidate Designs

CCAC Releases 2016 Native American Dollar Candidate Designs

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission (CCAC) has released the following candidate design images for the 2016 Native American dollar coin. The 2016 Native American dollar reverse will recognize the heroic contributions of the Native American Code Talkers of World Wars I & II. Native American Code Talkers from more than thirty tribes served with distinction […]

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CCAC Releases 2015 Native American Dollar Candidate Designs

CCAC Releases 2015 Native American Dollar Candidate Designs

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission (CCAC) has released the following images of candidate designs for the 2015 Native American dollar coin. The 2015 Native American dollar reverse will highlight the role of Mohawk Ironworkers in the construction of bridges and skyscrapers that make up the modern American skyline. Since 2009, the United States Mint in […]

By March 13, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Baseball Commemorative Coin: Concave Design Silver Dollar Reviewed by Charles Morgan. VIDEO: 1:10

Baseball Commemorative Coin: Concave Design Silver Dollar Reviewed by Charles Morgan. VIDEO: 1:10

Charles Morgan, Content Manager, CoinWeek.com…….. A completely novel concave coin has been created by the United States Mint for sale to collectors commemorating the sport of baseball. CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan holds and examines this coin before it is released to the public and shares his reactions to this new collector item. You can also read […]

By March 10, 2014 7 Comments Read More →
CCAC Meets to Discuss 2015 and 2016 U.S. Coin Designs

CCAC Meets to Discuss 2015 and 2016 U.S. Coin Designs

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) wrapped up the first of two planned meetings today (March 10, 2014) and is scheduled to reconvene tomorrow (Tuesday, March 11) at 9:30 a.m. at the United States Mint headquarters, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss proposed designs for circulating and […]

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The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News – Modern Coins Update

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News – Modern Coins Update

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……….. Kennedy gold coin options The Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission  met on February 11 to discuss a range of issues including designs for the 2015 America the Beautiful quarters, the possible issuance of a special 24 carat (.9999 fine) gold half dollar marking the 50th anniversary of the issuance of the John […]

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2014 Warren G. Harding Dollar Coin Cover Available February 27

2014 Warren G. Harding Dollar Coin Cover Available February 27

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2014 Warren G. Harding Dollar Coin Cover Feb. 27 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). Orders will be accepted at http://www.usmint.gov/catalogand at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. The Warren G. Harding Dollar Coin Cover is the […]

By February 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Dinosaur Coin “Cretaceous Period” Released

Austrian Mint Dinosaur Coin “Cretaceous Period” Released

The Austrian Mint will issue today the third coin in its popular five-coin “Back from the Dead” dinosaur coin series, accompanied with a new and improved augmented reality app [CoinWeek can confirm that the App is available to customers inside the United States and is offered free of charge to iTunes and Android users]. The first […]

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The Coin Analyst: New Mint Survey on JFK Commemorative Coins Includes Possible Gold Half Dollar

The Coin Analyst: New Mint Survey on JFK Commemorative Coins Includes Possible Gold Half Dollar

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy half dollar, and the Mint has plans to issue special coins and sets to honor the occasion.  This is an important anniversary for collectors of American coins because of the longstanding popularity of the JFK halves.  President Kennedy is […]

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