Modern Coins

The Coin Analyst: The American Silver Eagle Turns 30

The Coin Analyst: The American Silver Eagle Turns 30

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …..   The American Silver Eagle, authorized by the 1985 Liberty Coin Act and issued since October 1986, is a coin best described with superlatives. It is the world’s best-selling silver bullion coin; the U.S. Mint’s most important bullion coin program; the most widely collected modern silver coin of all […]

By November 30, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
2015 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins Available Dec. 3

2015 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins Available Dec. 3

No 2015 American Eagle Platinum Bullion coins will be produced, however. By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On Wednesday, November 25, the United States Mint announced that sales of the 2015 American Eagle Torch of Liberty Platinum Proof coin will begin on December 3. A maximum of 4,000 coins will be minted, and an […]

By November 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Designs Unveiled

National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Designs Unveiled

By United States Mint….   Designs for commemorative coins honoring the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS) were unveiled today during a ceremony at the Department of the Interior. NPS Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and National Park Foundation (NPF) President and Chief Executive Officer Will Shafroth joined Treasurer of the United States Rosie […]

By November 20, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
2016 Coin of the Year Award Category Winners Announced

2016 Coin of the Year Award Category Winners Announced

By Krause Publications….   Austria brings home three category awards in the first round of World Coin News’ 2016 Coin of the Year Award voting by an international panel of judges that concluded November 8. All coins nominated for the 2016 awards were issued in 2014. Images of the winning coins can be viewed at […]

Isle of Man Coins: Small Island, Big Selection

Isle of Man Coins: Small Island, Big Selection

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Imagine an island of 221 square miles that doesn’t have its own mint. Even with those obstacles, the Isle of Man issues a wide range of coins ranging from low-value circulation strikes to ongoing series of silver and gold pieces. The privately owned Pobjoy Mint cranks out coinage for the self-governing British Crown Dependency located […]

By November 11, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint to Launch Saratoga Quarter November 17

U.S. Mint to Launch Saratoga Quarter November 17

The United States Mint will join the National Park Service to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Saratoga National Historical Park Tuesday, November 17, 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET), at Schuylerville High School in Schuylerville, N.Y. United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Barbara Fox, designer of the Saratoga National Historical Park […]

By November 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
40 Years Since U.S. Bicentennial Coins First Hit Pocket Change

40 Years Since U.S. Bicentennial Coins First Hit Pocket Change

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   Growing up, I didn’t spend much time looking for 50 States Quarters–they didn’t exist yet. It was the early 1990s, and I was just foraying into the world of coin collecting. As those who were involved in the coin industry will remember, the early ‘90s was a pretty staid […]

The Terminator Silver Reverse Proof

The Terminator Silver Reverse Proof

Thirty-one (31) years ago they created The Terminator. The film opened in theaters and rocketed to No. 1 at the box office as audiences journeyed to the year 2029 then back to the 80 ’ s in the fight for the survival of the human race. Celebrating over 30 Years on the Silver Screen, the […]

By November 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
United States 2015 Bess Truman $10 Gold Coin

United States 2015 Bess Truman $10 Gold Coin

Description: On April 16, 2015, the United States Mint issued the 2015 Bess Truman $10 Gold Coin. The coin is struck in .9999 gold and has a maximum authorized mintage of 10,000 across all ordering options. The coin was struck at the West Point Mint and carries the “W” mintmark. It comes in two finishes, Proof and Uncirculated. The Bess […]

By October 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Record 12 Coin of the Year Award Nominations for Royal Canadian Mint

Record 12 Coin of the Year Award Nominations for Royal Canadian Mint

Mint’s 2014 coins are finalists in nine of 10 award categories The Royal Canadian Mint is delighted to be the first to receive a dozen nominations for its collector, circulation and bullion coins deemed outstanding in nine of the 10 categories of Krause Publications’ annual Coin of the Year awards. The Mint leads a large […]

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 […]

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 Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   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 […]

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, […]

 
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