Modern Coins

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 […]

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 […]

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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, […]

Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ Available Sept. 3

Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ Available Sept. 3

The 2015 United States Mint Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set (product code JP8) will be available for purchase beginning on September 3 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $9.95, the set includes one uncirculated Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin and one bronze medal with the same likeness […]

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Northern Lights Collector Coin in Canada’s North

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Northern Lights Collector Coin in Canada’s North

The final coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s stunning silver coin series A Story of the Northern Lights was unveiled today in Whitehorse with local community and First Nations leaders. The coin features a soaring raven set against a dazzling holographic sky lit by the northern lights. “This new silver coin merges the old with […]

Charles Morgan Submits Modern Coins to QA Check and Gets His Results! – VIDEO: 17:47.

Charles Morgan Submits Modern Coins to QA Check and Gets His Results! – VIDEO: 17:47.

James Sego & Michael Ellis, QA Check, Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com. The Modern certified coin marketplace has been growing by leaps and bounds in recent years. In this exclusive video, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan has QA Check, a company that sticker’s solid quality certified modern coins, evaluate 20 coins from his personal collection in order […]

Breathtaking 1951-D Washington Quarter in Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XIII Sale

Breathtaking 1951-D Washington Quarter in Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XIII Sale

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   By George! You Look familiar… As CoinWeek’s editors, we individually review each auction in order to plot out our coverage for the month’s events in numismatics. When looking over the lot offerings in Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XIII Sale, we could not help but notice […]

Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins Available August 27

Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins Available August 27

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coin – Lady Bird Johnson on August 27 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The obverse (heads side) design features a stunning portrait of Mrs. Johnson with the inscriptions “LADY BIRD JOHNSON,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2015,” “36th,” and […]

U. S. Mint to Offer 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set August 24

U. S. Mint to Offer 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set August 24

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set (product code 15RA) starting on August 24 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Priced at $14.95, this set includes a tri-fold presentation folder that holds one enhanced uncirculated 2015 Native American $1 Coin–available only in this set–and one $1 Series […]

United States 2015 America the Beautiful Kisatchie National Forest Quarter

United States 2015 America the Beautiful Kisatchie National Forest Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456, the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks or other national sites in each […]

Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin Products On Sale August 18

Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin Products On Sale August 18

The United States Mint will release collectible bags and rolls featuring Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coins on August 18 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). All product options contain circulating quality $1 coins from the bureau’s facilities at Philadelphia or Denver that have never been placed into circulation. The packaging displays the name of […]

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   If you’ve followed our writing at CoinWeek over the years, you’re probably aware of our advocacy for modern circulation strike U.S. coins, specifically coins from 1965 to 1982, or what we like to call the U.S. late modern period. Suffice it to say, we believe that […]

World’s First Maple Leaf-Shaped Coin Headlines Royal Canadian Mint’s New Release of Collector Coins

World’s First Maple Leaf-Shaped Coin Headlines Royal Canadian Mint’s New Release of Collector Coins

Celebration of Yousuf Karsh’s iconic portraits and innovative Year of the Monkey coins also shine a new light on Canada’s heritage Always keen to celebrate Canada through exciting innovations, the Royal Canadian Mint has launched the world’s first maple leaf-shaped coin. The 2015 $20 Fine Silver Coin – The Canadian Maple Leaf is an intricately […]

Dollar Coin Alliance Supports McCain, Enzi Proposal to Replace $1 Bill with Coin

Dollar Coin Alliance Supports McCain, Enzi Proposal to Replace $1 Bill with Coin

By Dollar Coin Alliance…. The Dollar Coin Alliance strongly supports the introduction of the Unified Savings and Accountability Act (USA Act). This legislation, introduced Tuesday in the House and the Senate features provisions that would implement at least $57 billion in cost savings throughout the federal government. Included in the USA Act is a currency […]

Royal Mint Announces Positive Financial Results for 2014-15

Royal Mint Announces Positive Financial Results for 2014-15

The Royal Mint Limited has today announced its annual results for 2014-2015, reflecting the fact that Britain’s oldest manufacturer has enjoyed a successful year, generating £259.6m (US$402.38m) revenue (2013-14: £314.9m / $488.1m) and returning an operating profit of £11.4m ($17.67m) (2013-14: £6.7m / $10.39m). A key ministerial target to achieve 10% return on average capital […]

CCAC Public Meeting Scheduled for August 10, 2015

CCAC Public Meeting Scheduled for August 10, 2015

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 August 10, 2015. Date: August 10, 2015. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Location: This meeting will occur via teleconference. Interested members of the public may dial […]

U.S. Mint Unveils 2016 America the Beautiful Quarter Designs

U.S. Mint Unveils 2016 America the Beautiful Quarter Designs

The United States Mint today announced the five new reverse designs that will appear on the 2016 coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The 2016 coins honor Shawnee National Forest (Illinois), Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (Kentucky), Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (West Virginia), Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Dakota), and Fort Moultrie […]

U.S. Mint to Release American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin July 30

U.S. Mint to Release American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin July 30

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin (product code UH8) on July 30 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The coin’s obverse (heads side) design depicts a “modern” Liberty, portrayed standing, crowned with leaves, holding the American flag and a torch. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD […]

United States 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson $1 Coin

United States 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson $1 Coin

Description: The Presidential Dollar Coin Act (Public Law 109-145) was passed into law on December 22, 2005. The Act compelled the Secretary of the Treasury to “mint coins in commemoration of each of the Nation’s past Presidents and their spouses, respectively, to improve circulation of the $1 coin, [and] to create a new bullion coin”. […]

From Outbreak to Armistice, the Royal Mint Continues to Commemorate First World War

From Outbreak to Armistice, the Royal Mint Continues to Commemorate First World War

As the world continues to remember the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, The Royal Mint has honoured one of the most prominent female casualties of the First World War alongside a young flying ace in a new set of United Kingdom £5 coins. Coins commemorating Edith Cavell and Albert Ball VC […]

Royal Mint Unveils New Britannia Proof Collection

Royal Mint Unveils New Britannia Proof Collection

The Royal Mint has launched its new Britannia 2015 Proof Coin Collection in fine gold and fine silver including individual coins such as the United Kingdom’s smallest coin, weighing just one fortieth-ounce and exceptional sets like the Premium Six-Coin Set, all finished to unsurpassed Proof finish. The illustrious Britannia, conceived by the Romans and embraced […]

United States 2015 High Relief 24K Gold Coin

United States 2015 High Relief 24K Gold Coin

Description: On July 30, 2015, the United States Mint will issue a 1 ounce .9999 gold coin struck in high relief and bearing the notional denomination of $100. This high relief gold coin was not specifically authorized by Congress, but instead will be issued under the authority granted under 31 U.S.C. § 5112(i)(4)(C), which gives […]

Chinese Pandas: They’re So Cute!

Chinese Pandas: They’re So Cute!

Posted by Peter Anthony for the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ….. 1983 is considered the key date in the 1/20-ounce “Baby” Panda Gold Coin series. As I stood and watched three Panda cubs play and tussle and vie with one another to climb a tree, the young woman next to me squealed over and over again, “They’re so […]

2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set™ on Sale July 21

2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set™ on Sale July 21

The 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set (product code XE9) will be available for purchase starting on July 21 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). This set contains eight $1 coins–four each from United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver–with obverses (heads sides) featuring the portraits of former Presidents Harry S. […]

United States 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy $10 Gold Coin

United States 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy $10 Gold Coin

Description: On June 25, 2015, the United States Mint issued the 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse 1/2 oz $10 Gold Coin. The coin is struck in .9999 gold and has a maximum authorized mintage of 30,000 across all ordering options. The coin was struck at the West Point Mint and carries the “W” mintmark. It […]

Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Passes Congress (UPDATE July 6, 2015)

Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Passes Congress (UPDATE July 6, 2015)

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   UPDATE, 7-6-2015: On July 6, President Barack Obama signed the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act into law. Original article first published on June 29 at 10:13 AM. Bill now heads to the President’s desk to sign into law On June 25, the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Don Everhart

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Don Everhart

Don Everhart joined the United States Mint as a sculptor-engraver in January 2004. Everhart graduated from Kutztown State University in 1972 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. In 1973, Everhart was hired as a designer at the Franklin Mint. Two years later, he was elevated to the position of staff sculptor, a position he held […]

Texas Western College Basketball Championship 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act Introduced

Texas Western College Basketball Championship 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act Introduced

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   On Thursday, June 25, U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX16) introduced a bill (H.R. 2906) to honor the 50th anniversary of the Texas Western College National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball championship with a three-coin commemorative coin program. The proposed commemorative set includes a $5 gold coin, a $1 […]

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

U.S. Mint Explains Itself as Truman Coin & Chronicles Set Sells Out

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   At noon Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, June 30, the 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin & Chronicles Set (product code: AX1) went on sale at the United States Mint. 15 minutes later, it was sold out. In a July 1 note that seemed to anticipate much of the […]

The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin program, and I’m sure the U.S. Mint has something special lined up for collectors next year. But if I–and many other people–had our way, 2016 would be a landmark year for the series. And […]

 
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