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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, 2016 0 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, 2016 0 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 in […]

By January 28, 2016 6 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By January 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By January 18, 2016 8 Comments Read More →
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, 2016 0 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, 2016 0 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, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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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, 2015 2 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, 2015 0 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 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, 2015 0 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 […]

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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 […]

By December 3, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 →
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! […]

 
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