Modern Coins

The Coin Analyst: The Modern Commemorative Coin Program and the Launch of Infantry Soldier Dollars

The Coin Analyst: The Modern Commemorative Coin Program and the Launch of Infantry Soldier Dollars

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Critics often assert that too many modern U.S. commemorative coins have been issued, and that the program has been abused to raise money from surcharges. Each coin carries a surcharge that goes to non-profits groups that promote the interests of the constituency commemorated on the coins. In fact, the U.S. […]

By February 15, 2012 7 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Classic vs. Modern: Both Kinds of Coins Are Rewarding to Collect

The Coin Analyst: Classic vs. Modern: Both Kinds of Coins Are Rewarding to Collect

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The community of people who actively collect coins includes those who are mainly interested in classic coins, those who focus primarily on modern issues, and those who collect both. For the purposes of this column, classic coins will consist of American coins issued before World War II such as Morgan […]

By February 13, 2012 9 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: World Coin Market Strong at 2012 Berlin World Money Fair

The Coin Analyst: World Coin Market Strong at 2012 Berlin World Money Fair

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Every year in February the most important international coin fair of the year is held in Berlin, Germany. It is known as the World Money Fair . This year’s event, held from February 3-5, drew over 15,000 visitors and more than 300 exhibitors. Unlike coin shows that mainly include a […]

By February 9, 2012 5 Comments Read More →
Interview with Dr. Michael Bugeja Part II: “Coins Are Art You Can Hold and Experience History in the Process”

Interview with Dr. Michael Bugeja Part II: “Coins Are Art You Can Hold and Experience History in the Process”

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek This is the second part of the interview I did with Dr. Michael Bugeja, who serves on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). The first part is available here: LG: 4.) What do you think of the artistic level of recent U.S. circulating and collector coins? Do you agree with […]

By February 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Earns Most Historically Significant Coin Title at 2012 Coin of the Year Awards

Royal Canadian Mint Earns Most Historically Significant Coin Title at 2012 Coin of the Year Awards

Ottawa, Ontario, January 31, 2012 — The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to add a new title to its ever-growing list of Krause Publications Coin of the Year awards, as its 2010 14-Karat Gold Coin–400th Anniversary of the Discovery of Hudson’s Bay won the Most Historically Significant Coin award category. This award will be presented […]

The Coin Analyst: Possible New U.S. Collector Coins Suggested in Mint Survey

The Coin Analyst: Possible New U.S. Collector Coins Suggested in Mint Survey

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Last week a polling company hired by the U.S. Mint e-mailed some of its customers a fascinating survey that sought to gauge the level of interest in some new collectible coins. Few things get coin collectors, especially those who collect modern U.S. coins, more excited than the possibility of new […]

By January 23, 2012 6 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Market Analysis and Latest Developments on 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

The Coin Analyst: Market Analysis and Latest Developments on 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Late last year the 25th anniversary American silver eagle sets that were released at the end of November dominated the modern U.S. coin market. There was literally a frenzy of interest in these sets. Thousands of opened, unopened, and graded sets traded on e-Bay and elsewhere, and for a while […]

By January 20, 2012 4 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Releases Coin Celebrating Canada’s Rare Wood Bison

Royal Canadian Mint Releases Coin Celebrating Canada’s Rare Wood Bison

Special 25-cent circulation coin is the third of five 2011 commemorative coins honouring Canada’s legendary nature Ottawa, Ontario, January 13, 2012 – The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce that Canadians can soon collect a new 2011-dated 25-cent circulation coin celebrating Canada’s Wood Bison. This coin, which enters circulation on January 16, 2012, has […]

2-New Sheqalim Israeli Coin Named Coin of the Year

2-New Sheqalim Israeli Coin Named Coin of the Year

IOLA, Wis. (Jan. 12, 2012) – A 2-New Sheqalim coin from the Bank of Israel has been named Coin of the Year by Krause Publications. The “Jonah In the Whale” silver coin was chosen the best of 10 individual category winners for coins minted in 2010 by an international panel of coin experts. The coin’s […]

The Coin Analyst: 2011 World Coins of the Year

The Coin Analyst: 2011 World Coins of the Year

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek This article discusses world coins from 2011 that I believe are the best of the year either because they are significant and interesting issues, or because I think they will appreciate in value over time. It includes numismatic releases and collectible bullion coins with limited mintages. All were issued last […]

By January 11, 2012 5 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: The Best 2011 U.S. Mint Coins Still Available at Issue Price

The Coin Analyst: The Best 2011 U.S. Mint Coins Still Available at Issue Price

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek I believe the following 2011 U.S. Mint coins offer the solid long-term potential for price appreciation based on supply and demand factors and secondary market trends of modern issues. Higher future precious metal prices will provide additional value appreciation for these coins. These coins are all still available from the […]

The Coin Analyst: 2011 Year in Coins and the Outlook for 2012

The Coin Analyst: 2011 Year in Coins and the Outlook for 2012

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek This is the first of what will be a yearly column in two parts. The first will review the key developments in coins for the previous year and will discuss how I see the coin market developing in the coming year. The second will provide the same year-end review and […]

By December 23, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
The Year in Modern Coins, Looking Back at 2011

The Year in Modern Coins, Looking Back at 2011

Posted by Scott Schechter, NGC Vice President Scott Schechter reviews new discoveries and new issues of modern US coinage in 2011. 2011 has been a very significant year for modern US coinage. A handful of new discoveries and new issues make that statement easy to prove. Here we’ll briefly discuss these coins and consider how […]

The Coin Analyst: 2012 American Silver Eagles Available for Pre-Order

The Coin Analyst: 2012 American Silver Eagles Available for Pre-Order

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Every year about this time collectors of American silver eagle coins have their own holiday ritual, namely, pre-ordering the next year’s issue. Bullion dealers are currently taking pre-orders for delivery during the second week of January 2012. If you believe that silver will be higher next year, now may be […]

By December 21, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
Coin Analyst Special Report: Circulation-Strike Presidential Dollar Program Halted by Obama Administration

Coin Analyst Special Report: Circulation-Strike Presidential Dollar Program Halted by Obama Administration

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek On December 13 Vice President Biden and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announced that the presidential dollar coin program will be suspended immediately, which they claim will result in a savings of $50 million annually in production and storage costs over the next decade. But according to non-governmental groups and experts, […]

By December 14, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Announces First New Coin Issue of 2012

Austrian Mint Announces First New Coin Issue of 2012

December 14, 2011 – The Austrian Mint will issue the first coin of 2012 today. The coin celebrates 200 years of the “Society of Music Friends, in Vienna”. This coin also marks the return of the classic coinage metal of copper, which was used for many centuries around the world. Pure copper was the choice […]

By December 14, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Time to Cool the Rhetoric on the Mint’s Handling of Anniversary Sets

The Coin Analyst: Time to Cool the Rhetoric on the Mint’s Handling of Anniversary Sets

Commentary By Louis Golino for CoinWeek In a recent online comment Numismatic News editor David Harper suggested that it was time to “dial down the rhetoric” when it comes to how coin collectors view the Mint. Mr. Harper asked “Has Mint bashing simply become a form of social greeting among collectors for whatever the problem […]

By December 13, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
The True State Of The Market

The True State Of The Market

By Jeff Garrett – Originally posted on NGC and re-posted on CoinWeek with Permission One of the most frequently asked questions in numismatics is about the state of the market… One of the most frequently asked questions in numismatics is about the state of the market. You can try to distill current conditions from the […]

Foundation Praises 11th Hour Medal of Honor Coins Purchase

Foundation Praises 11th Hour Medal of Honor Coins Purchase

(Mount Pleasant, South Carolina) — With the United States Mint’s mid- December sales cutoff deadline approaching, the President of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (www.cmohfoundation.org) is praising an 11th hour effort by a prominent Texas coin dealer to boost lower-than-anticipated sales of the commemorative 2011 Medal of Honor uncirculated silver dollars. By law, the […]

By November 15, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Canada’s Nature, Culture and History Boldly Displayed on Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

Canada’s Nature, Culture and History Boldly Displayed on Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

New gold and silver coins echo Boreal Forest, Wood Bison, Orca and Peregrine Falcon commemorative circulation coin program unveiled in October 2011; other collectibles feature a one-kilo pure gold Lacrosse coin; the Nova Scotia Coat of Arms in 14-karat gold; holiday themes in colour and pure silver; and the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Loonie […]

The Coin Analyst: Grading Service Guidelines and Clarification on Bullion Coin in 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

The Coin Analyst: Grading Service Guidelines and Clarification on Bullion Coin in 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

by Louis Golino for Coin Week Since my last column on the 25th anniversary silver eagle sets was published, there have been a couple more significant developments that merit discussion. Collectors who ordered their sets during the first couple hours of sales on October 27 have either already received their sets, or their sets have […]

By November 11, 2011 9 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Issues Fourth Gold Coin in the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” Series

Austrian Mint Issues Fourth Gold Coin in the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” Series

9 November, Vienna – The Austrian Mint will issue today the fourth gold coin in the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” series, featuring the mysterious crown of St. Wenceslas, crown of Bohemia. The crown is named in honor of St. Wenceslas, patron of Bohemia and the Czechs. The obverse of the coin depicts the […]

By November 9, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Update on 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

The Coin Analyst: Update on 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Collectors who ordered 25th anniversary silver eagle sets from the Mint on October 27 are eagerly awaiting shipment of their sets. A waiting list for the sets was posted about 4 ½ hours after the start of sales on October 27, which was one of the fastest sells-outs in U.S. […]

By November 8, 2011 59 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Series Still Has Legs

The Coin Analyst: America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Series Still Has Legs

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek It’s been an interesting year for collectors of the five-ounce silver America the Beautiful (ATB) coin series. The bullion versions, which were hard to obtain when the 2010 coins were released, are now readily available, and relatively few people seem interested in them, although bullion sales did pick up a […]

By November 3, 2011 6 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Highway of Heros Silver Commemorative Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Highway of Heros Silver Commemorative Coin

Proceeds to be donated to the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial and the Military Families Fund TRENTON, ONTARIO – October 31, 2011 – Today in Trenton, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a silver coin to commemorate the Highway of Heroes. During the ceremony, the Mint also announced that $20 dollars from the sale of each Highway of […]

Perth Mint Announces the 2012 Year of the Dragon Gold Coloured Edition

Perth Mint Announces the 2012 Year of the Dragon Gold Coloured Edition

MAGNIFICENT NEW COLOURED PROOF LUNAR COINS CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON In 2012, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Gold Proof Coin Series II celebrates the auspicious Year of the Dragon, the fifth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Meticulously struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, no more […]

The Perth Mint – November Product Releases

The Perth Mint – November Product Releases

The Perth Mint is proud to showcase its array of stunning new product releases for November. The third release in the stunning Sea Life II – The Reef series features a spectacularly realistic portrayal of a surgeonfish. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, and […]

The Coin Analyst: 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets Sell Out in 4 ½ Hours Amid Widespread Ordering Problems

The Coin Analyst: 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets Sell Out in 4 ½ Hours Amid Widespread Ordering Problems

by Louis Golino for Coin Week The widely and eagerly anticipated 25th anniversary American silver eagle sets sold out on October 27 in 4 ½ hours, but large numbers of collectors were unable to place orders because of problems with the Mint’s web site and telephone order options. The sets are limited to 100,000 units […]

By October 28, 2011 65 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part II)

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet (Part II)

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Read Part I Here 7.) Are there particular coin series or coins of a specific country or theme that tend to sell better than others? “Yes, well designed coins and really topical series tend to sell well. These are almost always based on history, architecture, or art. Personalities also sell […]

By October 26, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Issues a Ten-Kilo 99.999% Pure Gold Coin Featuring the Spirit of Haida Gwaii

Royal Canadian Mint Issues a Ten-Kilo 99.999% Pure Gold Coin Featuring the Spirit of Haida Gwaii

Royal Canadian Mint’s ultra-high relief creation is the world’s first 10-kilo coin crafted of 99.999% pure gold Vancouver, British Columbia, October 21, 2011 – The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to announce it has crafted the world’s first 10-kilo 99.999% pure gold coin and that this exquisite numismatic creation has been dedicated to Bill Reid’s […]

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