Modern Coins

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, 20160 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

By February 5, 20160 Comments Read More →
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, 20160 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, 20160 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, 20160 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, 20160 Comments Read More →
United States 1972 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

United States 1972 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

Description: While the country-at-large’s desire for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s was hardly demonstrable, the gaming industry developed an acute need to find a replacement for the silver dollars it used to feed tens of thousands of slot machines. This “need”, and the recent passing of beloved war-hero-turned-President Dwight D. […]

The Rise and Fall of the Franklin Mint

The Rise and Fall of the Franklin Mint

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….   In 2016, the meteoric career of the Franklin Mint (FM) has ended in Never-Never-Land as a dusty footnote in U.S. numismatic history. Since it first burst into the headlines in 1965 until the announcement that it was ceasing production of medals, coins and collectibles early in 2003, […]

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, 20151 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, 20152 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, 20150 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 1990 Eisenhower Centennial Dollar

United States 1990 Eisenhower Centennial Dollar

Description: The 1990 Eisenhower Centennial Dollar is the second United States coin struck to honor the 34th President of the United States, the first was the circulating Eisenhower dollar issued from 1971-1978. Authorized by Public Law 100-467 (Act of October 3, 1988), which authorized the striking of up to 4,000,000 silver dollars to commemorate the […]

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, 20150 Comments Read More →
Saratoga 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin on Sale Now

Saratoga 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin on Sale Now

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Saratoga National Historical Park Five-Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin went on sale at noon Eastern Time today, December 3 at the United States Mint. With a retail price of US$149.95, the coin has an Uncirculated finish and consists of five troy ounces (155.5 grams) of […]

2015 American Eagle 1 oz. Platinum Proof Coin Available Today

2015 American Eagle 1 oz. Platinum Proof Coin Available Today

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   As of noon Eastern Time today, the 2015 American Eagle One-Ounce Platinum Proof Coin is available for purchase from the United States Mint. Each coin features a Proof finish and consists of one troy ounce (31.1 grams) of .9995 fine platinum. It bears the ‘W’ mint mark for […]

No Order Limits for American $1 Coin, Currency Set as Year Ends

No Order Limits for American $1 Coin, Currency Set as Year Ends

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek News Staff ….   As of December 1, the United States Mint has removed household order limits for the remaining 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Sets in its inventory. A limit of five per household had been in place previously since the coin and currency set was first released […]

Saratoga Quarter Rolls, Bags, 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coin Now Available

Saratoga Quarter Rolls, Bags, 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coin Now Available

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   As of Monday, November 30, rolls and bags for the 2015 America the Beautiful Saratoga National Historical Park quarter are now available from the United States Mint. Also available from authorized dealers on Monday is the 2015 Saratoga National Historical Park 5 oz. silver bullion coin. Rolls and […]

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 […]

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, 20150 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, 20152 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 […]

 
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