Modern Coins

Tuvalu and the Perth Mint: World Coins from an Island Nation

Tuvalu and the Perth Mint: World Coins from an Island Nation

by Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale At first glance, it seems strange that a country like Tuvalu issues world-class commemorative and bullion coins. The big names (China, Canada, the United States, etc.) tend to be big countries, or at least have “big” histories (the United Kingdom, for one). Yet Tuvalu–one of the smallest countries […]

Kennedy Half Dollar 50th Anniversary Set Revealed

Kennedy Half Dollar 50th Anniversary Set Revealed

The United States Mint has revealed the first images of the 2014 Kennedy 50th Anniversary Silver Half-Dollar Coin Collection. The four coin set will come in a deluxe blue package and feature four 90% silver Kennedy half dollars, each with a distinct finish. The coins differ from the regular 2014 Kennedy half dollar releases due […]

By September 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Third Edition

First Read: 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Third Edition

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Third Edition by Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett For a number of years now Whitman Publishing has issued various books that identify and discuss the 100 greatest coins […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part IV

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part IV

By David Provost for CoinWeek…. Previous installments of this article can be found here: Part I, Part II, Part III. The third session of the House hearings on the proposed commemorative coins for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games featured US Treasurer Angela Buchanan as the primary witness. She dealt a blow to Frank Annunzio’s (D-IL) efforts […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint:  2016 Fort Moultrie National Park Coin Design Candidates

U.S. Mint: 2016 Fort Moultrie National Park Coin Design Candidates

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the 2016 Fort Moultrie America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter. Sullivan’s Island and Fort Moultrie, named after Revolutionary War Colonel William Moultrie, has served in our national defense since our country’s founding in 1776. Then, it protected the […]

By September 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Reveals 2016 Harpers Ferry National Park Quarter Coin Design Candidates

U.S. Mint Reveals 2016 Harpers Ferry National Park Quarter Coin Design Candidates

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the 2016 Harpers Ferry America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter. Situated at the geographic border of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, Harpers Ferry became a National Park in 1963. The site is as beautiful as it is historic. […]

By September 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
National Park Quarter U.S. Mint Coin Design Candidates – 2016 Theodore Roosevelt

National Park Quarter U.S. Mint Coin Design Candidates – 2016 Theodore Roosevelt

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the 2016 Theodore Roosevelt America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter. Located in the badlands of western North Dakota, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is an inviting destination for those looking to experience the wide open expanses of the American […]

By September 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Reveals 2016 Cumberland Gap National Park Quarter Design Candidates

U.S. Mint Reveals 2016 Cumberland Gap National Park Quarter Design Candidates

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the 2016 Cumberland Gap America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter. The Cumberland Gap was a fertile hunting ground for Native Americans and a vital passage way for American settlers heading out to Kentucky and parts west. In 1940, […]

By September 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Reveals 2016 Shawnee National Park Quarter Design Candidates

U.S. Mint Reveals 2016 Shawnee National Park Quarter Design Candidates

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the 2016 Shawnee America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter. The Shawnee National Forest, located in the Ozark and Shawnee Hills in Southern Illinois, was established in September 1939 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The park boasts magnificent […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint News: Patricia Nixon Gold First Spouse Coin Designs

U.S. Mint News: Patricia Nixon Gold First Spouse Coin Designs

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded CoinWeek the following design candidates for the Patricia Nixon First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin. The First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin Program debuted in 2007, coinciding with the release of the Presidential Golden Dollar Coin Program. The obverse of the 24-karat First Spouse Gold Coins […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint News: Lady Bird Johnson Gold First Spouse Coin Designs

U.S. Mint News: Lady Bird Johnson Gold First Spouse Coin Designs

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded CoinWeek the following design candidates for the Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin. The First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin Program debuted in 2007, coinciding with the release of the Presidential Golden Dollar Coin Program. The obverse of the 24-karat First Spouse Gold […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint News: Jacqueline Kennedy Gold First Spouse Coin Designs

U.S. Mint News: Jacqueline Kennedy Gold First Spouse Coin Designs

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded CoinWeek the following design candidates for the Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin. The First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin Program debuted in 2007, coinciding with the release of the Presidential Golden Dollar Coin Program. The obverse of the 24-karat First Spouse Gold Coins […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint News: Mamie Eisenhower Gold First Spouse Coin Designs

U.S. Mint News: Mamie Eisenhower Gold First Spouse Coin Designs

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded CoinWeek the following design candidates for the Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin. The First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin Program debuted in 2007, coinciding with the release of the Presidential Golden Dollar Coin Program. The obverse of the 24-karat First Spouse Gold Coins […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint News: Bess Truman Gold First Spouse Coin Design

U.S. Mint News: Bess Truman Gold First Spouse Coin Design

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the Bess Truman First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin. The First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin Program debuted in 2007, coinciding with the release of the Presidential Golden Dollar Coin Program. The obverse of the 24-karat First Spouse […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part III

Commemorative Stories: The 1983-84 LA Olympics Coins – Part III

By David Provost for CoinWeek…. Parts I and II of this article can be found here: Part I and Part II.   The original bill calling for commemorative coins to support the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games was introduced by Senator Alan Cranston (D-CA) on May 20, 1981. S1230 called for a massive 29-coin program that was […]

By September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Newest Austrian Mint Wildlife Coin Unveiled: The Wild Boar

Newest Austrian Mint Wildlife Coin Unveiled: The Wild Boar

The Second Austrian Mint Wildlife in Our Sights Coin design has been revealed… Chubby with a knowing grin, the Wild Boar looks out at you from its golden background on the second gold coin in the Austrian Mint’s “Wildlife in Our Sights” series. The obverse of the coin depicts the boar’s thick neck and shoulders. […]

By September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The U.S. Mint to Release Great Sand Dunes 5 Ounce Silver Coin Today

The U.S. Mint to Release Great Sand Dunes 5 Ounce Silver Coin Today

CoinWeek Staff Reports…. At noon Eastern today, the United States Mint will accept orders for the 2014 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Great Sand Dunes National Park. The five ounce .999 silver coin is being issued at $154.95. At the current spot price of $18.62 per ounce, the bullion coin has a […]

By September 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Real Diehl: Let’s Get Real About the Issue of First Strike Coinage

The Real Diehl: Let’s Get Real About the Issue of First Strike Coinage

The Real Diehl is a regularly-appearing column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. Are There Really “First Strikes”, “ Releases”, and “Early Releases®”? I read with interest Michael Bugeja’s July 7 CoinUpdate article about “first releases” and “Early Releases®”  and the readers’ comments that followed. I’ve been asked about these labels, and […]

By September 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Art Inspired by America’s First People a Perfect Fit for the Next Era of U.S. Coinage

Art Inspired by America’s First People a Perfect Fit for the Next Era of U.S. Coinage

by Marty Menz – Gainesville Coins The Next Era of U.S. Coinage would benefit from a return to the continent’s roots… Native Americans have a rich artistic heritage that has developed in this land for the past 13,000 years or more, yet the United States Mint has ignored contemporary native artists while it struggles with […]

By September 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update for September

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update for September

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   No JFK silver sets in Baltimore In the aftermath of the chaotic events surrounding the release of the JFK gold half dollar last month, which were discussed in this column last month and in the in-depth analysis by my CoinWeek colleagues, both the U.S. Mint and the American Numismatic […]

By September 8, 2014 7 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint introduces its 2014 Britannia Proof Collection

The Royal Mint introduces its 2014 Britannia Proof Collection

The 2014 Britannia Proof Collection… and the United Kingdom’s smallest coin The changing face of Britain as personified by the figure of Britannia is captured once again on The Royal Mint’s Britannia Gold and Silver Proof Collection, which for 2014 includes the smallest coin to be minted since the forming of the United Kingdom more […]

By September 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market

The Kennedy Gold Proof Launch and the Modern Coin Market

By Charles  Morgan, Scott Purvis, and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… In a hobby already prone to hyperbole, the recent release of the Kennedy Gold Proof inspired a mixture of vocal opinions and raised many questions. Some saw the hysteria and dealer-driven speculation as a blight on the hobby, calling the coin’s roll-out the straw that’ll break the […]

The Coin Analyst: Are Coin Show Releases Good for Numismatics?

The Coin Analyst: Are Coin Show Releases Good for Numismatics?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………… As the dust settles on the largest and most important coin show of the year, the ANA’s World Fair of Money held in Rosemont, Illinois last week, it is a good time to take stock of the launch of the 2014 gold Kennedy half dollars, which has important implications […]

First Coins Sell for $5,000 a Piece: Gold Kennedy Coin is The Early Story at the ANA [Updated with Video: 12:38]

First Coins Sell for $5,000 a Piece: Gold Kennedy Coin is The Early Story at the ANA [Updated with Video: 12:38]

CoinWeek Staff Report from the World’s Fair of Money…. Nick Yadgarov of Los Angeles, California made a tidy profit for spending a summer’s night camped out on the sidewalk outside of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Yadgarov and his group of three friends were the first of more than one thousand collectors […]

By August 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Article Leads to the Discovery of Previously Unknown 1942-1946 Double Mint Sets

CoinWeek Article Leads to the Discovery of Previously Unknown 1942-1946 Double Mint Sets

A coin dealer’s article on Double Mint Sets leads to the discovery of 1942-1946 Double Mint Sets… By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. This is a story about five tiny cloth sacks, a numismatic mystery 70 years in the making, and a coin industry veteran, whose recollection of one particular missed opportunity led […]

U.S. Mint Offers First Look at 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters® Designs

U.S. Mint Offers First Look at 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters® Designs

2015 America the Beautiful Quarter Designs Unveiled…. The United States Mint has forwarded to CoinWeek the five designs that have been selected to represent the 2015 lineup of America the Beautiful Quarters®. The parks that will be honored in 2015 are the Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska, Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana, the […]

By July 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: A Second Look at the Prospects for the Gold Kennedy Coins

The Coin Analyst: A Second Look at the Prospects for the Gold Kennedy Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said: “”The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” That quote came to mind over the past week as I was thinking about the forthcoming release next […]

If you Plan to Buy a Gold Kennedy Coin at the World’s Fair of Money, You’ll Want to Read This…

If you Plan to Buy a Gold Kennedy Coin at the World’s Fair of Money, You’ll Want to Read This…

The American Numismatic Association today announces the following public-safety procedures for collectors who wish to buy a Gold Kennedy Coin at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money, to be held in Rosemont, Illinois, on Aug. 5-9. The U.S. Mint previously announced that 500 Kennedy coins per day will be sold at the show, and in […]

Numismatic Quick Hits: Brisk Sales for Kennedy Sets + New PCGS Kennedy Label + Upcoming First Reads

Numismatic Quick Hits: Brisk Sales for Kennedy Sets + New PCGS Kennedy Label + Upcoming First Reads

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Sales Brisk for Two-Coin Kennedy Sets After One Day Michael White at the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded me this number: 68,974. That’s the total number of 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Sets that have been ordered by collectors and dealers in the […]

Does Ike Dollar Market Foreshadow a Crumbling Modern Coin Market ?

Does Ike Dollar Market Foreshadow a Crumbling Modern Coin Market ?

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. As a member of the Ike Group, Charles tries to stay informed about the current goings-on in the series and keeps in touch with collectors and Eisenhower dollar researchers. They generally like to talk about the popularity of the series, research into new varieties, and the state of the […]

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